Mobile phone calls in Greece are the eighth most expensive on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of 30 member states. The OECD said in a report that medium usage in Greece costs an average of $400.82 per year, well above the OECD average of $317.77. Comparing prices on a medium-use basis for a package of 780 voice calls, 600 short texts (SMS) and eight multimedia (MMS) messages, the survey found monthly prices as of August 2008 ranged from $11 to $53 across countries, the Paris-based organization said in a statement. The most expensive mobile phone costs are in the United States, where medium usage costs $635 per year, followed by Spain and Canada. The cheapest charges are in the Netherlands and Finland where mobile phone users part with an average of $131 per year.