U.S. Internet Access Costs 0.4% of Gross National Income Per Capita

International comparisons always are difficult. National domestic product or income, currency exchange rates, population size, country size, household size and size of rural population all make a difference.

In the developed world overall, Internet access costs about 1.7 percent of gross national income per capita, according tot he International Telecommunications Union.

On that score, U.S. Internet access costs 0.4 percent of GNI per capita, about third best in the world.

1. Macao China -- .2% of GNI per capita
2. Kuwait -- .4%
3. United States -- .4%
4. Switzerland -- .6%
5. Luxembourg -- .6%
6. Andorra -- .6%
7. United Kingdom -- .7%
8. Japan -- .7%
9. Norway -- .7%
10. Hong Kong -- .7%

As with all cross-country comparisons, one has to adjust for conditions on the ground.
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