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Does India have cheapest mobile broadband? Find out...

Last updated on: October 11, 2013 12:45 IST

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Nearly half of the world's population has broadband connection on their mobile phones, according to The Economist. While the penetration of 3G and 4G is increasing, cost and speed varies across the globe.

Let's take a look at some countries, including India, and the price of mobile broadband connection.

Note: The ranking is based on how much it costs to get a pre-paid subscription based on monthly gross national income per person.

Source: The Economist

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Image: A man speaks on a mobile phone in Kolkata.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
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Angola

Cost of monthly subscription: $110.6 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 28.4 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 1

Angola, which has one of the biggest oil and gas resources in Africa, has a GDP of $130.4 billion.

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Image: Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda.
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Botswana

Cost of monthly subscription: $95.7 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 9 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 2

Botswana, a major diamond mining nation, has a GDP per capita of more than $14,000.

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Image: Headquarters of Debswana Diamond Company in Gaborone, Botswana.
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Morocco

Cost of monthly subscription: $80.7 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 20 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 3

Morocco, which has major trading ties with France, has a GDP of $171 billion.

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Image: A view of Marrakesh's Jemma el-Fnaa square in Morocco.
Photographs: Abderrahmane Mokhtari/Reuters

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United States

Cost of monthly subscription: $85.0 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 2.1 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 4

United States, the biggest economy in the world, has a GDP of $16.63 trillion.

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Image: With the skyline of New York behind them, people play a game of ultimate frisbee in a park in Weehawken, New Jersey, United States.
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Denmark

Cost of monthly subscription: $63.3 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 5

Denmark, one of the richest countries in the world, has a GDP of $313.82 billion.

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Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

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Norway

Cost of monthly subscription: $44.9 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.0 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 6

Norway, which has the largest sovereign fund in the world, has a GDP of $499.8 billion.

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Image: Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Spain

Cost of monthly subscription: $40.6 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.6 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 7

Spain, which was badly hit by the global economic crisis, has a GDP of $1.34 trillion.

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Image: A view of Barcelona, Spain.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Canada

Cost of monthly subscription: $40.6 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 8

Canada, the 11th-largest economy in the world, has a GDP of $1.83 trillion.

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Image: People play volleyball on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
Photographs: Chris Wattie/Reuters

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The Czech Republic

Cost of monthly subscription: $34.5 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 9

The Czech Republic, one of the most developed economies in central and eastern Europe, has a GDP of $286.7 billion.

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Image: People relax in a park during a warm spring day in Prague, Czech Republic.
Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters

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United Arab Emirates

Cost of monthly subscription: $28.5 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 10

United Arab Emirates, which has one of the biggest reserves of oil and gas, has a GDP of $360 billion.

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Image: High-rise residential and office towers are seen near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Romania

Cost of monthly subscription: $26.3 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 2.2 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 11

Romania, which was hit badly by the global economic crisis, has a GDP of 277.9 billion euros.

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Image: Two girls ride a water bicycle in a park in Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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Russia

Cost of monthly subscription: $27.6 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 2.0 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 12

Russia, which was one of the biggest oil and gas reserves in the world, has a GDP of $2.02 trillion.

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Image: An aerial view shows the Peter and Pawel Fortress on the bank of the Neva river, ahead of the G20 Summit, in St Petersburg, Russia.
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Bangladesh

Cost of monthly subscription: $27.3 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 16.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 13

Bangladesh, one of the fastest growing economies in South Asia, has a GDP of $153.6 billion.

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Image: People carry masks during a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali new year in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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China

Cost of monthly subscription: $24.1 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 3.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 14

China, the fastest growing economy in the world, has a GDP of $8.35 trillion.

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Image: A view of the city skyline from the Zhongfu Building at night in Beijing, China.
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Saudi Arabia

Cost of monthly subscription: $22.2 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 15

Saudi Arabia, which has one of the biggest oil and gas reserves in the world, has a GDP of $906.8 billion.

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Image: Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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New Zealand

Cost of monthly subscription: $19.6 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 1.0 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 16

New Zealand, one of the biggest exporters of dairy products in the world, has a GDP of $182.9 billion.

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Image: A view of Auckland City from atop the Sky Tower in New Zealand.
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France

Cost of monthly subscription: $13.8 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.5 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 17

France, one of the richest countries in the world, has a GDP of $2.60 trillion.

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Image: An aerial view shows the Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cite and the Seine River in Paris, France.
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Ukraine

Cost of monthly subscription: $13.5 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 2.6 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 18

Ukraine, which was badly hit by the global economic crisis, has a GDP of $335.4 billion.

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Image: A view of central Kharkiv, Ukraine.
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Poland

Cost of monthly subscription: $13.4 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.8 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 19

Poland, the sixth-largest economy in the European Union, has a GDP of $799.2 billion.

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Image: People walk on the main street in the Old Town during heavy snowfall in Gdansk, northern Poland.
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Australia

Cost of monthly subscription: $12.8 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.5 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 20

Australia, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has a GDP of $1.57 trillion.

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Image: Office workers head to Flinders Street Station in central Melbourne, Australia.
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Italy

Cost of monthly subscription: $12.7 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.5 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 21

Italy, which has one of the highest standard of livings in the world, has a GDP of $2.014 trillion.

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Image: An aerial view of St Peter's square in Rome, Italy.
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Germany

Cost of monthly subscription: $12.4 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.4 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 22

Germany, one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world, has a GDP of $3.57 trillion.

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Image: Tourists Caro and Anna from Munich lie in a bed mounted to a rental bike as they ride along Friedrichstrasse in central Berlin, Germany.
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United Kingdom

Cost of monthly subscription: $8.8 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.3 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 23

United Kingdom, one of the biggest financial centres of the world, has a GDP of $2.37 trillion.

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India

Cost of monthly subscription: $8.1 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 2.9 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 24

India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has a GDP of $1.82 trillion.

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Pakistan

Cost of monthly subscription: $6.1 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 3.1 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 25

Pakistan, which is taking measures to attract more foreign direct investments, has a GDP of $240 billion.

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Image: A man talks to customers while offering them a camel ride along Karachi's Clifton Beach, Pakistan.
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Austria

Cost of monthly subscription: $4.7 for 500 megabytes of data

Percentage of monthly gross national income per person: 0.1 per cent

Overall rank in broadband cost: 26

Austria, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, has a GDP of $395.5 billion.


Image: People enjoy the evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna, Austria.
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