The countries with the cheapest internet in the world have been ranked for 2023. Read our insights from the study and browse the latest data
If you’re one of the millions of people working in a remote job or pursuing a career as a digital nomad, then internet speed and the cost of connecting are likely to be the most important factors in your choice of destination.
Internet comparison site Cable has updated its latest ranking of the countries with the cheapest internet in the world based on fixed-line broadband packages.
The data was collected from 3,703 fixed-line broadband deals across 219 countries and territories between 2 January and 1 March 2023. It is the sixth year of the ranking.
A number of internet packages in each country were assessed before finding the average cost of a monthly internet package. All prices have been converted from local currency to USD.
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10 countries with the cheapest internet
In 2023, Sudan has the world’s cheapest internet with an average monthly cost of just $2.30 per month. This is partly due to a collapse in the value of the Sudanese Pound against the American Dollar even though the country is witnessing an unprecedented rise in food prices.
“It is not altogether too surprising that the most advanced, developed nations tend to have some of the most expensive broadband. After all, earnings are higher, and investment and rollout of new technologies tends to be ahead of the curve.”– Dan Howdle, Cable
10 countries with the most expensive internet
Burundi has the world’s most expensive internet with an average package price of $383.79 per month.
- Turks & Caicos
- DR Congo
- Solomon Islands
- Sudan has the cheapest internet in the world with an average monthly cost of $2.30 per month.
- Burundi has the most expensive internet in the world with an average monthly price of $383.79 per month.
- As such, African countries have the world’s cheapest and most expensive internet.
- Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are the most expensive overall with the majority of the region’s countries sitting in the most expensive half of the table.
- Of the 12 independent states that were once Soviet Republics, only Turkmenistan is not in the top 50 cheapest.
- The US, in 135th place with an average monthly cost of $59.99, is one of the most expensive Western nations.
- The UK is ranked 75th cheapest overall with an average monthly cost of $34.20.
- In Europe, the UK was ranked the 27th cheapest.
- Norway has Europe’s most expensive internet at $87.36.
Region by region
We’ve broken the ranking by continent so it’s possible to compare countries to regional providers. The complete data set from Cable’s broadband price comparison, along with various graphics and interactive tools, can be accessed here.
Cheapest internet in Europe
- Moldova (3)
- Belarus (4)
- Romania (5)
- Ukraine (6)
- Azerbaijan (14)
- Bulgaria (16)
- Kosovo (17)
- Georgia (19)
- Serbia (23)
- Latvia (24)
Cheapest internet in Asia
- Kazakhstan (2)
- Iran (7)
- Nepal (8)
- India (10)
- Kyrgyzstan (11)
- Vietnam (12)
- Mongolia (13)
- Sri Lanka (15)
- Pakistan (22)
- Uzbekistan (25)
Cheapest internet in the Americas
- Colombia (20)
- Argentina (30)
- Paraguay (39)
- Brazil (43)
- Chile (54)
- Peru (56)
- Venezuela (65)
- Cuba (66)
- Mexico (68)
- Ecuador (78)
“It is interesting that the cheapest broadband in the world tends to be in Eastern Europe and CIS [former USSR] nations. These countries tend to have some of the most advanced infrastructure (high % full fibre FTTP coverage), and are somehow able to offer it to users at very low prices.”– Dan Howdle, Cable
Cheapest internet in Africa
- Sudan (1)
- Egypt (9)
- Tunisia (21)
- Congo (28)
- Libya (36)
- Eswatini (40)
- Algeria (42)
- Liberia (50)
- Ethiopia (60)
- Mayotte (62)
“In a way it obliterates the notion that regions such as Western Europe and North America pay more because of the cost of rolling out new technologies, and actually points more readily to the idea that people in these countries are made to pay more simply because they can be.”– Dan Howdle, Cable
Cheapest internet in the Middle East
- Turkey (18)
- Lebanon (35)
- Syria (53)
- Israel (58)
- Palestine (67)
- Iraq (74)
- Jordan (96)
- Cyprus (97)
- Yemen (112)
- Kuwait (125)
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The table below ranks countries by their cheapest monthly available broadband package. Some countries and territories have been omitted due to insufficient data.
|Rank||Name||Per package (USD)|
|41||Bosnia & Herz||20.48|
|136||St Kitts & Nevis||60.18|
|149||Trinidad & Tobago||74.69|
|162||Antigua & Barbuda||83.64|
|163||Sao Tome & Prin||86.21|
|184||Turks & Caicos||199.00|
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