Internet Speed and Costs Around The World [Infographic]

Do you want to know how your Internet speed and cost compares with what other people have in other parts of the world? Internet pricing and speed varies across the globe and here in America, the average Internet speed is only 4.8mbps (megabytes per second) which is very slow and expensive ($3/mbps) when compared to countries like Japan and Korea where the average is 40-60mbps that costs only $1/mbps. I find it ironic because America prides itself on being the greatest when it comes to innovation and technology but have mediocre standards when it comes to Internet speed and cost.

The Daily Infograph created this infographic to compare the different Internet speeds and costs from countries across the globe.

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Click here to view a larger version of the infograph.

Top 10 Countries in terms of Internet Speed and Costs (ITIF Broadband Rankings)

  1. Japan: 61mbps – $0.27
  2. Korea: 46mbps – $0.45
  3. Finland: 22mbps – $2.77
  4. Sweden: 18mbps – $0.63
  5. France: 18mbps – $1.64
  6. Netherlands: 9mbps – $4.31
  7. Portugal: 8mbps – $10.99
  8. Canada: 7.6mbps – $6.50
  9. Poland: 7.5mbps – $13.00
  10. Norway: 7mbps – $4.04

I wish we could have even half of the average speed and cost per mbps of Japan. Anyways, I hope that President Obama’s $18.7 billion broadband spending program would be enough to improve the current state of Internet speed and costs here in the US and make it faster and cheaper.

How much is the Internet speed and cost in your location? How does it compare with the other countries listed in the infograph?

[via Daily Infograph]

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12 Comments

  1. im not sure , but india ranks as the top oursources to the west , for the huge working population here next to china … the braodband services here should have been listed …. which is definietly poor , compared to what i see [the global average]

  2. @Garth – That’s true. Like I mentioned earlier, the technology is there but it depends on the require infrastructure of the country which depends on the government.

  3. Indeed the Philippine and Indonesian share a lot of common things.
    Starting from dreaming the same reliable internet bandwidth to general improvement in life prosperity. But all we’ve got is sucks government eventually.

  4. @Sourish – You’re right. They should’ve included India too. I don’t know if they forgot or maybe India is not in the list of the Top 20 countries of the ITIF Broadband Rankings. Don’t worry, the Philippines is not on the list too. Hehe

  5. @Jhay – Do you know what’s the current average Internet speed in the Philippines? I’d like to know. Anyways, the biggest issue lies in the government. The technology is there but can’t be implemented without the proper infrastructures. It would be very nice if the current government would make this as one of the priorities as this will not only boost technology but the economy as well.

    1. Average Speed in the Philippines = 3.6Kbps (more likely to become 3Kbps than 4)

      Cost of Paying that “internet speed” = 999php = $22.512

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