You’re Paying For The Second Most Expensive Mobile Data In Southeast Asia

Taking minimum wage and data cost into consideration, a study has found that the average Filipino needs to work for 10.1 hours to afford 1GB of data.

Smartphones have become a commodity these days, thanks to the influx of manufacturers that churn out good, affordable handsets. According to Google’s Our Mobile Planet, the Philippines had a 38.7-percent smartphone penetration rate in 2013—and it just keeps growing. With more people on smartphones nowadays, mobile data should be cheap by now, right? Wrong.

Last month, Tech in Asia released an infographic that shows how much 1GB of mobile data costs in different Southeast Asian countries. Want to know how our mobile data price stacks up against our neighbors? Take a look at the numbers below.


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