Canadians Pay the Most in the World for Mobile Data

You’ve probably been sensing it for years, but it’s now official: Canada is the most expensive country in the world to have a mobile data plan.

Swedish telecom consultancy Tefficient conducted a survey comparing the monthly cost of wireless service to mobile data usage and came up with the chart below (via Imgur).

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What you see all the way on the right over there is a country where Bell, Rogers and the like rake in $60 per month per mobile subscriber. That’s compared to less than $21 per month per subscriber for our neighbours to the south, who use twice as much data.

The Finnish are having a hell of a time on their phones, using over 7GB of data for the price of a coffee per month.

It’s a painful chart for Canadians, made worse only by scanning the Reddit comments on the matter.

“Where I’m at right now I’m getting 36GB (without monthly expiration) for €20,” writes one, while another boasts about getting 15GB for three euros in Latvia.

Hope you’re reading this on Wi-Fi.

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