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This article was published on April 25, 2017

This is how much it costs to visit your favorite sites

This is how much it costs to visit your favorite sites
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I rarely ever pay attention to how much it costs to open websites from my smartphone because I live in Europe where we have affordable mobile data plans, but for those of you that don’t – there’s a website that can calculate that for you.

Created by developer Tim KadlecWhatDoesMySiteCost is a nifty web-based tool that can estimate the rough cost of visiting any website on the internet.

All you need to do is fill in your WebPageTest ID or merely the URL to the website of your preference and WhatDoesMySiteCost will take care of the rest.

In case you’re wondering how the tool makes these calculations. Here’s how Kadlec explains it:

This is the cost of the site based on data from the ITU, without any adjustment for purchasing power or relative affordability. Prices were collected from the operator with the largest marketshare in the country, using the least expensive plan with a (minimum) data allowance of 500 MB over (a minimum of) 30 days. Prices include taxes. Because these numbers are based on the least expensive plan, they are best case scenarios.

To give you some more context, WhatDoesMySiteCost indicates Canada is currently the country with the most expensive mobile data with an average cost of $0.31 for opening a website. Japan, Brazil, Germany and Botswana complete the rest of the top five with $0.21, $0.21, $0.20 and $0.19 respectively.

To reach this conclusion, the tool assumes the average site weighs approximately 2552KB, based on data from the HTTP Archive collected back in 2016.

Visit WhatDoesMySiteCost here and find out exactly how much you pay for your favorite websites.

And for those that love dabbling into miscellaneous numbers and statistics: Make sure to check out this online activity simulation that shows the mind-blowing amounts of mobile data being consumed every 10 seconds.