From Moscow to New York: how long do we have to work for an iPhone X?
by Daniel Petrov / Jun 06, 2018, 6:48 AM
The Swiss have it best, as the average worker in Zurich has to bust their chops for only five days on average to get the $999 iPhone X, while the average salaried individual in Lagos, Nigeria, will have to duke it out with life's important choices for 133 days, before they scrape a grand together.
New Yorkers have it well, though, with 7 days tops, while a capital dweller in Beijing has to work about a month for an iPhone X. People in Moscow have to extend that month of work into five weeks of cubicle heroics to get the goods, while most of Western Europe can get it for only a week or two.
No wonder that the top Chinese brands, which currently represent the best value for money in the smartphone industry, are all the rage in developing, and even middle-income countries - the streets of Marrakech are littered with little Oppo or Vivo shops, and Israel has splashy billboards along its highways declaring Xiaomi a wise purchase.
The average city salaries across 15 professions in were taken for the study's methodology, so rich kids aren't in the mix.
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Copenhagen, 3 days.
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 7:16 AM 1
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I'm actually surprised at Dubai, I thought everybody is filthy rich over there.
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 8:03 AM 0
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Is this before or after taxes, benefits, etc...?
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 8:17 AM 0
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And I thought The iPhone X has been discontinued? What's going on? Am I drunk? Is it a dream? Or perhaps; a hallucination? Am I in heaven? What about hell? Wait... [Stares at the empty beer bottles] Never mind! G'Day!
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 8:27 AM 2
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7 days in New York City? But then you have to pay $3k/mo for a 200 sq ft apartment with no window.
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 8:34 AM 0
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They should have added that new LG phone exclusive for At&t is 900 something almost 1000 bucks, and that's here in the US , I can imagine if they release it worldwide it's gonna be about the same as an iPhone x in price in other countries.
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 8:55 AM 0
funny but good research; where is my country Ethiopia? with tax iPhone X in Ethiopia ranges from 35,000 Birr to 45,000 Birr, so that, in regular forex rate a $1 is 27.22 cents. so, in average income per year here is about $700 ! just calculat the rest to get iPhone X in my country!...how much?????? I think it's wise buy Chinese phone even if iPhone is made in China!
posted on Jun 06, 2018, 9:23 AM 0
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