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Chart : Dial-up Cost vs. GDP per Capita, 2000

October 7, 2009  »  StatisticsNo Comment
Data source: Balancing Act News Update www.balancingact-africa.com

Click to enlarge. Data source: Balancing Act News Update - www.balancingact-africa.com

The above chart is based on data from the year 2000 as listed under the African country profiles on Balancing Act Africa. Data points represent the lowest documented cost for monthly dial-up access, in USD. It must be noted that, in addition to a standard monthly fee, most providers charged a substantial setup fee, and often demanded extra hourly fees on top of everything. Although the data may not be current, the conclusion is obvious: there is no correlation between the cost of dial-up Internet access and a country’s Gross Domestic Product per capita.

Leased lines, at the time providing anywhere from 19kbs-128kbs, cost anywhere from $500-$5000 USD per month. Few individuals had access to such speeds; these lines were generally leased by the government, businesses, NGOs, or universities.

Country Monthly Dialup Cost  (USD) GDP/capita (USD)
Algeria $73 $1,442
Angola $64 $1,684
Benin $80 $374
Botswana $108 $3,252
Burkina Faso $41 $199
Burundi $50 $159
Cameroon 12 $617
Cape Verde $876
Central African Republic $167 $276
Chad $20 $149
Comoros $11 $382
Congo $833
Cote D’Ivoire $55 $767
Dem. Rep. of Congo $100 $400
Djibouti $44 $846
Egypt $1,195
Equatorial Guinea $668
Eritrea $25 $161
Ethiopia $19 $103
Gabon $16 $5,121
Gambia $284
Ghana $30 $372
Guinea $677
Guinea-Bissau $245
Kenya $24 $347
Lesotho $547
Liberia $1,000
Libya $45 $6,579
Madagascar $13 $224
Malawi $60 $242
Mali $39 $230
Mauritania $30 $455
Mauritius $16 $3,661
Morocco $30 $1,218
Mozambique $25 $86
Namibia $69 $2,051
Niger $65 $161
Nigeria $551
Reunion $14 $9,270
Rwanda $317
Sao Tome & Principe $358
Senegal $14 $518
Seychelles $47 $6,995
Sierra Leone $209
Somalia $169
South Africa 10 $2,979
Sudan $40 $364
Swaziland $14 $1,388
Togo $324
Tunisia $17 $2,144
Uganda $50 $317
United Rep of Tanzania $20 $244
Zambia $25 $463
Zimbabwe $40 $712