With 1 GB data cost at Rs 6.76, will the data rate go up in India? What’s the Cost of 1 GB Mobile Data in other countries?

India has cheapest data rate in the world with the Cost of 1 GB Mobile Data only Rs 6.76. While in India, 1 GB data used to cost Rs 200 in 2016. But, with the launch of Jio in 2016, data costs came down rapidly as India becomes the highest consuming data nation. As Indian Telecom companies lobby for increased data rate, should we fear? What is the Cost of 1 GB Mobile Data in other countries? Let’s find out.

CountryPrice in INR
India6.76
Sri Lanka38.33
China48.55
Australia51.11
Pakistan51.86
Bangladesh52.61
Nepal64.64
Malaysia84.18
UK104.47
Spain136.04
Hong Kong191.65
UAE284.10
Japan293.87
Germany305.14
South Africa323.18
United States601.27
Canada943.24
List of Countries with cost of 1 GB Mobile Data

We can see the huge difference of data cost across the nations. In India, Data is cheap because of hyper-competition being ed by Reliance Jio. The present cost is not sustainable as per TRAI reports. And, the Indian govt. is seriously considering tapping the minimum data rate to an increased value than the present Rs 6.76 per GB.

If this goes in real, the data rate in India is bound to be doubled as the companies pursue with the government more and more. And, yes we need to fear this when it happens. Very soon.

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