Did you know: In Brazil, the most expensive Apple Watch costs north of $30k, least expensive starts at $625

Did you know: In Brazil, the most expensive Apple Watch costs north of $30k, least expensive starts at $625
The Apple Watch is the company's most personal, first truly wearable piece of technology, and as the first lucky buyers have already received  their units and started experiencing life with the timepiece, others have not had that opportunity on an equal footing.

An interesting comparison has surfaced showing the outrageous difference in pricing of the Apple Watch in various countries, and Brazil is one of the victim countries where the Apple Watch costs much more than the company charges for it in the United States. The reason likely lies in local taxes and not Apple policy alone (there is no clear way to know, though), but fact remains that prices for the Apple Watch in Brazil are just too much.

The least expensive Apple Watch - the aluminum Sport edition one - starts at $349 in the United States for the smaller, 38mm version, which is not a cheap price to pay for the wearable given that other smart timepieces come at almost half the price. In Brazil, though, that very same model is even more expensive. In fact, the price for the cheapest Apple Watch available is set at the mind-boggling $625 (in USD equivalent, the price in local currency is set at 1,799 Brazilian real).

Looking at the most expensive Edition models, the ones made out of 18-karat solid gold, the price sky-rockets from an original $17,000 for the most expensive one that Apple charges in the United States, to a ridiculous $30,000 for the very same model in Brazil.

You can find the full list of prices and the premium charge for having this truly luxurious (in terms of price) products in Brazil.

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12 Comments

1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

wow, there's that famous Brazilian import tax again.

2. Sauce5 unregistered

Yes I understand that Brasil is the proper way to spell "Brazil", but why does your title have a Z and your body paragraphs spell it with an S? Reason for this? Just curious...

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its spelt Brasil in Portuguese Its spelt Brazil in English This is an English site, so they spell it as Brazil (I mean English language, not location, I think they are from somewhere else in Europe)

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

From Portugual. Here is BRASIL ! Sammy rules here. Just some "new rich" buy iPhone in Brasil.

3. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Apple is like: Hey dumbass! come here and buy our watch, it will make you look wealthy and unique. ifan: sht! I'm gonna sell my kidney again this time!

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

The next Apple watch should come with a build in kidney features then, so that selling one won't be an issue anymore :P

11. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

And Apple is gonna patent it "iKidney" ? LOLLL

6. LennonRoberto

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

Only retards but this s**t at this price

8. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

That's one of the reasons I plan on leaving apple. Import taxes are NOT the reason for this. The LG G3 costs less than 500 dollars here, the Moto X costs about 400 dollars, and then the iPhone 6 costs over 1100 dollars and the Galaxy S6 costs about 1000 dollars. Z3? 700 dollars. Phones that are MORE expensive than the iPhone in the US are waaaay less expensive here in Brazil then the iPhone. The problem is that it is a status item, iphone users are seen as rich, but what people don't realize is that most of the buyers are dividing the price by 12 (we can pay for stuff at smaller prices a month for a few months), so they aren't rich by any means. Samsung is following apple, but the S6 is at least more expensive to make and yet it's cheaper than the iPhone, but still ridiculously expensive.

10. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Plus we have a Foxconn in Brazil, but they sell devices produced there in the country cause then they would not have a reason for these prices. We only sell the 8GB versions produced here (currently unavailable for the iPhone 6).

9. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

By comparison the Moto 360 costs less than 300 dollars here, just saying.

12. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

No wonder there is a very big gray market of importing phones from other countries (either by crossing the border from other countries or by visitors to Brazil who fly into Brazil) to resell over there. One of my neighbors is Brazillian and when he would go to Brazil to visit family and friends, he would bring many electronic items with him because they were much cheaper to buy here in the US than it was to buy in Brazil.

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