Although the Internet is available in almost every country in the world, the cost of subscription is speeds and citizens' salaries are very different. And some countries have much better deals than others.
The company NetCredit based in Chicago, conducted a survey on the average monthly wage around the world and used the global research for the prices of its broadband services Cable.co.uk, to compare wages with the cost of a fixed line broadband package in each location.
So which countries have the best and which the worst offers for broadband connection;
Last on the list is Yemen, which has the least accessible internet in the world. The subscription costs US $ 2,466,67, which is 2792,56% of the average salary at $ 88,33. At the other end of the spectrum, Monaco has the most affordable broadband connection. An offer costs $ 34,49 or 0,0068% of the average monthly salary, which is $ 5,043,69.
Internet access in Turkmenistan will cost $ 3047,52 per month, which is 1043,08% of the average monthly income of a citizen. However, in neighboring Kazakhstan you can get internet for $ 22,15 a month, just 4,17% of your monthly income.
On USA, the average cost of a 10Mbps broadband connection is $ 7,01 per month, which is 0,16% of the average monthly salary, which reaches $ 4000.
However, those living in Haiti, Honduras or Nicaragua will have to pay $ 216,42, $ 101,16 and $ 84,97, respectively, high enough when wages are close to $ 100.
Timor Leste with a salary of $ 108,33, does not cover even one fifth of the cost of a 10Mbps broadband package, as it costs $ 640,70 which is 591,43% of the average monthly income.
For some, Internet access is not enough - they also need fast broadband - especially if it is Gamers, or if they want to download movies or stream.
NetCredit also processed high-speed Internet prices and compared them to download speeds.
Romania has the cheapest internet in the world in terms of speed, costing $ 0,13 per Mbps. In Yemen it costs 3.768,65 per Mbps.
Although we are in the age of the internet, there are still countries in the world where middle-income people do not have the financial means to access this good.