Tunisia has one of the most developed telecommunications infrastructures in North Africa with broadband prices among the lowest in Africa.
They have the most affordable internet with the average cost for 10Mps at USD$25.24 which is an 11.47% of an individual’s monthly income, according to a research conducted by Chicago-based online financial service provider; NetCredit.
Internet access is available throughout the country using a fiber-optic backbone and international access via submarine cables, terrestrial and satellite links.
Broadband is non-existent in much of Africa, and the countries for which figures were available mostly pay upwards of 10% of the average wage to get a broadband connection.
In South Africa you’d need to pay USD$7 out of every USD$100 earned to get a 10Mbps broadband connection, yet this is the most affordable broadband spot on the continent, according to the research.
It also showed several countries have broadband deals that cost hundreds of dollars.
In Mauritania, the broadband bill for a 10Mbps line would be an incredible USD$4,726.36, chocking the average monthly paycheck of USD$60.50 at a rate of 7812.16% making Mauritania the second least affordable broadband market in the world.
The research is designed to show which countries globally have the most affordable internet. It uses World Bank data to figure out the average monthly wage in nearly every country.
Although the African region contains 35 qualifying countries for Broadband internet connection, it also contains the highest number of countries which failed to qualify due to insufficient or non-existent fixed-line broadband packages, the research concluded.
The absentees are: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Chad, Uganda and Zambia.