Bonus List

COUNTRIES WHICH ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE TO CALL FROM THE U.S.

Developing nations which are largely isolated (either by water or by strong restrictions from the government) from the rest of the world are the most expensive countries in the world to call from the United States. Rates are based on an average of seven phone companies and calling cards and are from the continental U.S.

COUNTRY

1. Tuvalu
2. Nauru
3. Burma
4. Vanuatu
5. North Korea
6. Guinea-Bissau
7. Chad
8. Comoros
9. Madagascar
10. Laos
AVERAGE COST
PER MINUTE (US$)
2.89
2.82
2.79
2.75
2.72
2.34
2.27
2.24
2.05
1.97
Based on the average of 7 phone companies and calling cards in Feb. 2005. In some cases, calls to mobile phones may be slightly higher.

One territory is even more expensive to call than the most expensive country: Niue. It costs (on average) $3.42 per minute to call there.

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