Mobile Unlocked has put together an interesting interactive tool that shows contract-free iPhone prices around the world, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of GDP. There are four countries where an iPhone sells for around 20 percent of the average annual income: Philippines (18%), Jordan (18.2%), Vietnam (19.8%) and India (22.3%).

Qatar – one of the richest countries in the world – has the lowest percentage, at less than 0.8%, while the USA comes in at just under 1.4% and the UK at 2.4%.

Cheapest in cash terms is the USA at $707, most expensive is Jordan at $1091. In the US, of course, most of the true cost of the iPhone is a disguised part of your monthly contract fee.

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4 Responses to “The countries where an iPhone can cost 20 percent of the average annual income”

  1. lolsan says:

    GDP per capita is NOT a measure of personal income (/ “average annual income”).


  2. I’m from Algeria and an iPhone 5s cost more that 40% of our average annual income


  3. I’m an Indian and I’m posting this comment from an iPhone 5s :D


  4. The site was updated with info from our Brazilian iPhone 5S: $1196, over $100 above Jordan!