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Using Python To Visualize Internet Affordability Worldwide

Vini Brasil
I am a software engineer working with Elixir, theology student, and musician based in beautiful Curitiba.
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🌍 Dataset that shows the Internet affordability by country (a shocking reality!)

Internet Affordability by Country

Access to the Internet is a basic human right, the United Nations declared in 2016, however, there are many countries that the Internet is still not affordable. In Europe, 87% of families enjoy Internet access, while that figure is only 18% in Africa.

This project shows that there are countries that Internet access costs more than 20% of the average monthly income of a household.

If you want to see the data with more details, here's the link to the full chart.

Why is the Internet so important?

The Internet is so embedded in our lives that sometimes we don't realize that it links to our human rights, such as the right to freedom of speech, the right to development, and the right to freedom of assembly.

The global coronavirus pandemic has revealed how dependent we have become on Internet access. Voting, telemedicine, studying, shopping…

Using some data from Numbeo, a bit of Python and research I've made this project that shows that there are countries that Internet access costs more than 20% of the average monthly income of a household.

Access to Internet is a basic human right, the United Nations declared in 2016, however there are many countries that Internet is still not affordable. In Europe, 87% of families enjoy Internet access, while that figure is only 18% in Africa.

The global coronavirus pandemic has revealed how dependent we have become on Internet access. Voting, telemedicine, studying, shopping, among other things that we do without even realizing there are people that don't have Internet access.

Check out the project on GitHub and please star and/or contribute!

https://github.com/vnbrs/internet-affordability

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Sumit Das

Thanks for sharing.

Could you also please elaborate how to make the chart.