Mobile spend as a share of monthly income in African countries 2016

This statistic illustrates the mobile spend and cost of mobile ownership as a share of monthly income in certain African countries as of 2016. In the same year, the cost of an entry-level smartphone in the Democratic Republic of Congo stood at 63 percent of the average monthly income.

Mobile spend (ARPU) and cost of smartphone as a share of monthly income in selected African countries in 2016*

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Sources

Release date

June 2016

Region

Africa

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

*Mobile broadband is based on a 500 MB prepaid plan. Handset cost is based on an entry-level smartphone (Nokia 215). Monthly income is expressed as GNI per capita PPP. Mobile spend is ARPU

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