Attention Philippines and Malaysia! You two have one of the world’s cheapest Netflix plans.
“Watched anything interesting on Netflix recently?”
Hands up if you’ve ever been asked this question by someone trying to make conversation.
I know it’s definitely a common inquiry I hear almost every lunch hour in the office.
It’s safe to say that having a Netflix subscription is one of the ways many people stay in touch with pop culture. Especially with the on-going coronavirus pandemic, many of us probably binge-watched too many shows when our countries were under lockdown.
Well if you’re one of the rare people who don’t have a Netflix subscription, and you live in Southeast Asia, you might want to consider getting one.
In a recent article published, pro-consumer research company Comparitech revealed the costs of Netflix subscriptions across the world.
They did this by looking at the number of TV series and movies available in 39 countries across the world. Then, the total number of available titles were divided by the monthly subscription price to establish each country’s cost per title per month.
The number of users, which increases accordingly for standard and premium Netflix plans, were also factored in.
They found that Netflix users in the U.K. have access to the most titles at 6,122 in total. This is followed by Ireland with 6,112 titles and then Canada with 5,998 titles.
But when it comes down to pricing, Brazil, South Africa, and India were ranked as the most cost-effective countries to have a Netflix subscription due to the cheaper prices.
Surprisingly, two Southeast Asian countries kept popping up in the list for countries with the most cost-effective Netflix plans.
That’s right Filipinos and Malaysians. You two have one of the more cheaper options compared to the 39 countries surveyed.
Here are the results.
Throughout the basic, standard, and premium plans, both the Philippines and Malaysia remained within the top 10 as being the most cost-effective.
The Philippines has 5,507 titles within its Netflix database, while Malaysia has 5,679 titles.
Of course, this isn’t to say that all the titles within the Southeast Asian Netflix database are high quality or worth watching. But you got to admit, Netflix routinely brings in newer titles which makes it worth checking out.
Even for Netflix’s most expensive subscription plan, Filipino users pay roughly US$0.00051 (PHP0.025) per title, while Malaysians pay roughly US$0.00058 (RM0.0024) per title.
That’s actually pretty affordable!
The Philippines and Malaysia were also listed within the top 10 cheapest countries to have a Netflix subscription.
Meanwhile, many countries within the European Union were listed as the least cost-effective and the most expensive for having a Netflix subscription plan.
As someone who doesn’t actually have a Netflix plan of her own, this is definitely spurring me to get one.— Source: Mae Yen Yap / sea.mashable.com