The going rate for this article on freelancer.com is about $5, total. The freelance journalist rate in Australia these days is 50 cents a word (it used to be $1) so $467 in total (my going rate is, ahem, a little more again).
I haven’t actually commissioned an article from one of India’s or Africa’s aspiring journos who are bidding for work on freelancer.com but I’m guessing there’s a bit of a difference in quality. But one-hundredth as good? Interesting question.