A new study has found Vietnam to be the 10th cheapest country in the world to purchase mobile data.

The country’s average price for one gigabyte (1GB) of mobile data costs $0.57, much lower than the global average of $5.09, according to a report by Cable, a U.K. broadband, TV, phone and mobile provider.

The report was based on an analysis of 5,554 mobile data plans in 228 countries and territories to compare the cost for 1GB of mobile data across the world.

Accordingly, the cheapest price for 1GB of mobile data in Vietnam is only VND1,000 ($0.04) while the most expensive price is VND300,000 ($12.84).

Asian countries made up a third of the global top 20, with the average price for 1GB less than a dollar, including in China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Iran, Myanmar and Nepal.

Around 64 million people, or over half the country's population, are online./.