Wondering about the cost of internet services? Internet pricing can be a complex landscape, with various factors influencing your monthly bill. In this comprehensive Savvy guide, we’ll break down some of the average cost of internet plans in Australia, such as NBN plans, and explain some of the factors which can impact the cost of your deal. Find out more with us today!
When determining the average cost of internet plans in Australia, it’s first important to distinguish between different connection types. For instance, the cost of NBN plans is largely dependent on the speed tier you choose. The breakdown of the costs of each speed tier is as follows, based on quotes obtained through Savvy:
Average first 12-month cost: $593.88
Average monthly cost: $49.49
The lowest NBN speed tier is NBN 12. Only one price was obtainable through our quote parameters, which came out to $43.99 per month for the first six months, before reverting to $54.99 thereafter.
Average first 12-month cost: $732.15
Average monthly cost: $61.01
The next step up from NBN 12, NBN 25 plans are slightly more expensive on average. However, several plans start at very similar introductory prices compared to NBN 12. The above prices were obtained from seven plans.
Average first 12-month cost: $867.44
Average monthly cost: $72.29
NBN 50 is by far the most popular NBN plan in Australia, as it’s a common choice for families of regular users and smaller households with high data needs. Because of this increased utility and strength, the average cost among eight plans is higher once again.
Average first 12-month cost: $1,019.98
Average monthly cost: $85.00
The most widely available fast NBN plan, NBN 100 is another popular choice among homes and small businesses with greater online demands. The averages above were taken from 11 plans. Three providers among this comparison offer both 100/20 and 100/40 plans, with the average costs being $893.16 ($74.43 per month) and $961.16 ($80.10), respectively.
Average first 12-month cost: $1,277.54
Average monthly cost: $106.46
One of the NBN’s two dedicated high-power plans, NBN 250 is limited to those with Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connections at their home or business. Of the eight quotes for this speed tier, the average monthly cost exceeded $100, based on the average cost for the first 12 months of the plans.
Average first 12-month cost: $1,550.38
Average monthly cost: $129.20
The fastest plan on the NBN, NBN 1000 is theoretically capable of reaching download speeds of up to 1Gbps (although typical speeds range from 400Mbps to 600Mbps. As the fastest plan, it’s also the most expensive, with the above averages coming from five plans.
These costs are all averages based on a range of quotes obtained through our comparison service, but actual costs can vary significantly between providers. Because of this, it's crucial to take the time to compare your options, which you can do through us today. These costs are only representative of NBN plans, with those for home wireless broadband and mobile broadband potentially being far different.
Prices are based on quotes obtained through Econnex for a property in Sydney (2000) with a FTTP connection, correct as of 26 September 2023. Average costs include introductory prices, which range from six to 12 months in length, and do not include any additional setup, installation or equipment costs.
There are several factors to keep in mind when determining the cost of your internet plan. The key variables which can impact your plan's cost include:
Savvy is partnered with Econnex Comparison (CIMET Sales Pty Ltd, ABN 72 620 395 726) to provide readers with a variety of internet plans to compare. We do not compare all retailers in the market, or all plans offered by all retailers. Savvy earns a commission from Econnex each time a customer buys an internet plan via our website. We don’t arrange for products to be purchased directly, as all purchases are conducted via Econnex.
Any advice presented above is general in nature and doesn’t consider your personal or business objectives, needs or finances. It’s always important to consider whether advice is suitable for you before purchasing an internet plan. For further information on the variety of internet plans compared by Econnex, or how their business works, you can visit their website.