The cost of internet use is so expensive in Nigeria that the country ranks at the very top in a survey of 85 countries of the world.
An analysis by Surfshark Press, a United States-based solution provider released Monday, said Nigeria ranks below Columbia and Honduras in terms of internet affordability.
“Nigeria has the least affordable internet globally. It ranks below Columbia and Honduras in terms of internet affordability,” it said.
In its methodology, the company said the overall affordability is measured by combining the affordability of the cheapest mobile and broadband plans available in a country.
On the overall analysis of digital quality of life index 2020, Nigeria ranked 81st.
The analysis was based on five pillars: Internet affordability, internet quality, electronic infrastructure, electronic government, and electronic security.
The examined countries have a combined population of 6.3 billion people.
In Africa, the report said while Nigeria surpassed Algeria, it lagged behind South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Algeria ranked 84th while South Africa took the 59th position. Kenya is in the 77th place, Morocco at 70th and Tunisia at 64th.
According to the report, Nigeria ranked 70th in terms of e-security, 53rd in terms of cybersecurity, 81st in electronic infrastructure and 82nd in electronic government.
It has data protection laws available in the country, the report said.
The report revealed that Nigeria has better internet quality than Peru, Algeria, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
Overall, Denmark came first, followed by Sweden, Canada, France, Norway, Netherlands, and the UK.
The U.S. ranks 22nd; China, 38th and Russia, 42nd.