Technology Price Index 2016

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, as the biggest eCommerce platform in Latin America, we wanted to better understand global economic trends in the price of electronics. Not just for smartphones and laptops, but for everything, from the gadgets that simplify our lives, like portable chargers and multifunctional printers, to our favorite gaming systems.

For 71 countries, we researched average prices of fourteen different popular devices, both iOS and Windows powered. Our list was then ranked by the sum of the total tech price for each country. Doing so, we quickly realized the huge influence of tariffs, taxes, and inflation on price. The cheapest countries for buying tech were those in the Middle East that, despite relatively high costs of living, levy low VAT (TAX) on consumer products. On the other end of the scale, the most expensive countries for electronics were those like Belarus and Venezuela, where inflation and import restrictions have taken a huge toll on consumer access to the market.

“At Linio, we place a high value on transparency with our customers, and we hope that our Index helps people more confidently interpret variations in tech price around the world,” Andreas Mjelde Linio’s CEO said. “Increasingly, the average citizen is a global one, and with a better understanding of global markets comes empowerment to travel, shop, and live smarter.”

1 Kuwait € 605.19 € 508.66 € 750.36 € 498.43 € 297.95 € 394.81 € 229.15 € 236.77 € 361.89 € 229.15 € 185.80 € 83.99 € 2.30 € 49.40
2 Saudi Arabia € 484.77 € 660.01 € 995.26 € 648.00 € 299.87 € 239.85 € 358.93 € 143.81 € 383.90 € 359.89 € 319.08 € 107.80 € 4.56 € 28.33
3 Malaysia € 501.95 € 595.91 € 953.12 € 964.79 € 282.86 € 335.35 € 219.69 € 334.90 € 306.48 € 234.37 € 165.55 € 109.59 € 10.76 € 102.54
4 Canada € 523.82 € 589.66 € 1054.81 € 1020.19 € 258.73 € 219.94 € 223.91 € 370.65 € 343.68 € 244.54 € 150.67 € 82.19 € 8.72 € 53.90
5 United Arab Emirates € 470.05 € 558.78 € 1012.55 € 968.57 € 306.34 € 269.55 € 245.01 € 294.07 € 441.21 € 269.54 € 171.44 € 79.71 € 9.56 € 90.50
6 Qatar € 574.25 € 694.98 € 909.77 € 935.33 € 297.71 € 235.59 € 223.22 € 332.90 € 397.03 € 248.05 € 247.43 € 94.10 € 13.66 € 56.86
7 Japan € 390.17 € 517.33 € 1196.56 € 1091.10 € 281.98 € 301.77 € 254.31 € 261.10 € 521.15 € 239.83 € 184.36 € 182.99 € 5.05 € 79.92
8 USA € 590.45 € 664.09 € 1171.35 € 873.29 € 290.22 € 299.31 € 211.51 € 271.25 € 545.86 € 272.02 € 181.94 € 169.11 € 11.80 € 44.31
9 Australia € 541.98 € 581.75 € 1529.94 € 764.47 € 332.86 € 277.59 € 332.13 € 194.21 € 447.93 € 241.99 € 173.03 € 124.11 € 13.17 € 48.02
10 Poland € 580.19 € 646.92 € 1294.54 € 1086.45 € 265.65 € 240.45 € 284.15 € 265.65 € 351.20 € 301.52 € 138.49 € 94.76 € 3.77 € 55.02
11 UK € 511.59 € 742.29 € 1448.95 € 778.38 € 301.75 € 333.58 € 243.52 € 244.62 € 486.01 € 221.28 € 142.90 € 111.18 € 22.22 € 38.90
12 Hong Kong € 550.84 € 703.73 € 1173.88 € 1033.69 € 338.48 € 294.00 € 245.43 € 275.14 € 418.95 € 245.43 € 211.34 € 78.16 € 9.17 € 68.15
13 Spain € 647.30 € 598.90 € 1449.00 € 565.42 € 278.99 € 421.85 € 294.00 € 410.00 € 308.00 € 307.90 € 199.95 € 139.07 € 3.50 € 52.50
14 Pakistan € 507.52 € 679.56 € 989.28 € 1075.27 € 379.32 € 297.43 € 275.87 € 326.02 € 486.02 € 301.74 € 223.65 € 86.21 € 6.72 € 50.75
15 Colombia € 618.03 € 890.16 € 858.08 € 825.62 € 443.45 € 266.22 € 236.80 € 114.25 € 532.21 € 346.07 € 277.14 € 149.28 € 40.68 € 87.44
16 Germany € 579.00 € 679.00 € 1499.00 € 1124.95 € 299.00 € 249.00 € 289.00 € 219.00 € 279.99 € 319.00 € 139.99 € 99.00 € 9.99 € 59.99
17 Turkey € 638.98 € 954.92 € 1418.05 € 283.37 € 376.00 € 361.53 € 347.06 € 260.22 € 491.78 € 332.58 € 182.06 € 115.49 € 18.81 € 69.18
18 China € 444.09 € 572.54 € 1254.46 € 1081.32 € 297.01 € 405.28 € 268.50 € 310.52 € 540.13 € 295.79 € 201.12 € 86.40 € 10.54 € 106.63
19 Switzerland € 525.37 € 649.00 € 1399.00 € 1099.00 € 329.95 € 209.95 € 289.00 € 219.95 € 519.00 € 299.00 € 139.95 € 119.95 € 18.95 € 57.00
20 Sweden € 537.19 € 752.15 € 1454.65 € 604.33 € 299.97 € 299.97 € 280.46 € 350.80 € 601.56 € 300.52 € 179.70 € 129.53 € 14.97 € 69.68
21 Myanmar € 706.80 € 618.45 € 981.06 € 421.81 € 518.37 € 300.39 € 565.44 € 236.07 € 397.22 € 392.28 € 562.31 € 72.52 € 3.18 € 113.98
22 Sri Lanka € 546.95 € 754.31 € 1140.09 € 498.43 € 365.42 € 426.62 € 285.88 € 237.72 € 788.60 € 426.68 € 231.16 € 136.00 € 3.35 € 93.14
23 Panama € 642.56 € 606.20 € 1008.84 € 897.29 € 459.35 € 362.99 € 385.67 € 330.46 € 330.59 € 321.49 € 183.95 € 316.00 € 5.51 € 91.84
24 Kenya € 676.39 € 638.88 € 1204.33 € 535.25 € 356.80 € 356.80 € 510.02 € 306.82 € 419.28 € 457.04 € 233.28 € 111.00 € 9.02 € 162.12
25 Netherlands € 569.00 € 699.00 € 1298.00 € 999.00 € 293.00 € 279.00 € 499.00 € 229.00 € 469.00 € 369.00 € 159.00 € 98.99 € 9.00 € 49.00
26 Egypt € 768.27 € 796.34 € 1634.63 € 618.43 € 307.42 € 424.54 € 260.16 € 232.84 € 292.82 € 325.39 € 175.68 € 163.96 € 3.22 € 66.87
27 Dominican Republic € 910.96 € 622.55 € 1382.24 € 497.47 € 361.07 € 361.07 € 299.52 € 203.26 € 509.24 € 459.33 € 232.08 € 90.11 € 38.72 € 118.28
28 Italy € 579.00 € 829.00 € 1499.00 € 987.99 € 266.00 € 264.99 € 299.98 € 432.27 € 288.89 € 339.00 € 189.00 € 94.95 € 9.99 € 64.99
29 South Korea € 617.29 € 731.56 € 1260.00 € 1071.20 € 298.93 € 241.15 € 285.28 € 474.21 € 475.29 € 268.64 € 229.50 € 104.03 € 7.82 € 84.15
30 Taiwan € 592.93 € 592.25 € 1212.37 € 1298.88 € 317.77 € 242.20 € 257.46 € 343.96 € 633.00 € 257.46 € 202.59 € 86.70 € 10.38 € 104.94
31 Denmark € 628.69 € 727.13 € 1143.51 € 1191.41 € 288.78 € 293.63 € 297.04 € 431.23 € 455.20 € 322.85 € 200.64 € 78.85 € 20.44 € 75.22
32 Romania € 484.36 € 688.76 € 1510.40 € 1088.47 € 288.53 € 210.81 € 288.58 € 266.38 € 555.25 € 426.47 € 199.90 € 93.16 € 7.76 € 73.30
33 France € 533.36 € 799.00 € 1449.00 € 1536.30 € 281.00 € 215.00 € 289.00 € 213.00 € 333.90 € 299.00 € 134.97 € 99.60 € 12.99 € 54.09
34 Hungary € 526.98 € 814.48 € 1360.58 € 1347.52 € 232.92 € 280.72 € 258.57 € 275.56 € 406.88 € 325.79 € 187.73 € 149.79 € 10.62 € 75.64
35 Luxembourg € 533.36 € 886.60 € 1247.98 € 1468.84 € 299.00 € 420.00 € 285.00 € 272.00 € 239.00 € 327.80 € 134.97 € 99.60 € 5.99 € 112.08
36 Thailand € 520.59 € 693.39 € 1090.14 € 674.66 € 676.13 € 571.15 € 362.64 € 466.86 € 495.55 € 273.87 € 339.68 € 96.14 € 19.53 € 101.76
37 Portugal € 589.99 € 829.99 € 1499.63 € 985.85 € 299.99 € 289.99 € 309.00 € 279.99 € 579.99 € 349.00 € 199.95 € 129.99 € 13.99 € 64.99
38 Mexico € 584.89 € 876.59 € 1307.11 € 1349.09 € 348.90 € 275.45 € 248.36 € 131.55 € 438.15 € 270.44 € 345.48 € 189.60 € 9.75 € 60.59
39 Slovakia € 588.32 € 799.00 € 1379.00 € 721.97 € 399.00 € 389.00 € 439.00 € 289.00 € 449.00 € 441.30 € 279.00 € 149.00 € 7.50 € 133.29
40 Chile € 718.55 € 1007.75 € 1086.02 € 981.72 € 514.94 € 517.31 € 406.41 € 210.34 € 354.02 € 320.83 € 190.70 € 120.22 € 6.53 € 44.94
41 Belgium € 629.98 € 749.99 € 1449.00 € 1225.05 € 299.00 € 289.00 € 299.00 € 319.00 € 499.00 € 339.00 € 199.95 € 105.00 € 19.99 € 68.99
42 Austria € 742.00 € 799.95 € 1455.00 € 1129.26 € 299.00 € 299.00 € 289.00 € 219.00 € 539.00 € 319.00 € 199.95 € 129.00 € 14.99 € 59.99
43 Ukraine € 497.64 € 811.15 € 1340.18 € 1123.13 € 239.79 € 237.89 € 454.93 € 317.38 € 617.17 € 338.55 € 301.41 € 96.95 € 12.66 € 108.92
44 Vietnam € 555.99 € 760.38 € 1233.76 € 1122.33 € 345.37 € 642.36 € 234.43 € 267.26 € 473.03 € 287.99 € 339.61 € 131.37 € 2.02 € 101.99
45 Ecuador € 637.39 € 553.32 € 1402.00 € 962.49 € 424.21 € 406.08 € 320.14 € 467.57 € 552.39 € 321.79 € 211.02 € 147.54 € 18.37 € 91.82
46 South Africa € 741.31 € 635.24 € 1145.71 € 1345.73 € 345.40 € 436.79 € 337.17 € 256.41 € 536.15 € 337.17 € 180.42 € 120.63 € 9.99 € 98.52
47 Ireland € 629.99 € 763.83 € 1499.00 € 1051.65 € 379.00 € 299.99 € 309.00 € 349.98 € 549.98 € 349.00 € 199.90 € 125.71 € 12.32 € 57.92
48 Russia € 575.64 € 852.00 € 1391.69 € 1588.82 € 383.45 € 283.90 € 423.09 € 198.69 € 411.72 € 171.70 € 159.64 € 85.07 € 13.76 € 40.32
49 Czech Republic € 551.74 € 733.11 € 1480.76 € 1329.93 € 304.99 € 407.71 € 277.56 € 355.57 € 462.74 € 307.21 € 181.60 € 129.56 € 11.07 € 51.80
50 Peru € 779.62 € 754.29 € 1130.45 € 959.51 € 511.73 € 511.60 € 511.60 € 107.29 € 591.40 € 323.71 € 187.85 € 177.56 € 5.38 € 107.46
51 Norway € 818.19 € 791.07 € 1548.24 € 1072.26 € 329.04 € 274.11 € 329.00 € 313.63 € 551.16 € 330.87 € 187.30 € 109.95 € 21.91 € 76.93
52 New Zealand € 588.08 € 919.30 € 1313.65 € 1080.74 € 295.05 € 273.37 € 269.44 € 443.45 € 955.96 € 281.96 € 341.68 € 111.03 € 13.13 € 86.68
53 Finland € 449.00 € 819.00 € 1499.00 € 1611.00 € 355.00 € 360.00 € 309.00 € 315.00 € 565.00 € 349.00 € 199.95 € 97.99 € 10.99 € 69.00
54 Israel € 565.85 € 774.22 € 1662.20 € 1474.35 € 306.13 € 249.37 € 356.00 € 279.61 € 650.49 € 351.25 € 163.39 € 137.51 € 18.76 € 94.76
55 Greece € 549.00 € 829.00 € 1619.00 € 1667.86 € 289.00 € 299.00 € 299.00 € 329.00 € 499.00 € 349.00 € 219.00 € 119.00 € 12.99 € 69.00
56 India € 476.65 € 612.40 € 1455.12 € 1232.40 € 380.99 € 476.28 € 360.71 € 366.12 € 760.90 € 449.05 € 408.34 € 162.11 € 2.38 € 104.62
57 Uruaguay € 769.75 € 896.69 € 1101.14 € 1187.13 € 485.74 € 539.81 € 482.94 € 454.20 € 474.31 € 476.73 € 230.39 € 108.10 € 4.76 € 57.08
58 Argentina € 849.46 € 1032.07 € 1280.48 € 849.21 € 534.45 € 465.98 € 455.70 € 299.16 € 777.96 € 236.57 € 188.75 € 130.54 € 23.89 € 179.76
59 Nigeria € 770.41 € 806.65 € 1647.28 € 1004.50 € 396.25 € 348.13 € 323.57 € 680.70 € 566.07 € 452.85 € 132.37 € 84.91 € 12.73 € 100.47
60 Belarus € 580.90 € 837.13 € 1599.39 € 1190.79 € 387.92 € 550.16 € 678.27 € 381.56 € 407.72 € 289.00 € 232.04 € 95.95 € 11.90 € 121.57
61 Bulgaria € 638.94 € 712.98 € 1753.30 € 1840.00 € 433.00 € 255.15 € 301.11 € 306.09 € 357.24 € 327.24 € 255.15 € 127.24 € 7.61 € 91.49
62 Costa Rica € 804.66 € 837.00 € 1073.30 € 1373.80 € 425.03 € 604.68 € 462.95 € 432.45 € 553.01 € 441.00 € 224.74 € 116.86 € 34.98 € 116.65
63 Philippines € 736.94 € 1110.93 € 1039.62 € 741.13 € 472.10 € 528.76 € 370.17 € 613.38 € 559.23 € 755.81 € 336.15 € 141.67 € 20.76 € 118.98
64 Bangladesh € 820.86 € 918.34 € 1205.48 € 1205.48 € 481.04 € 458.08 € 458.31 € 618.81 € 780.69 € 459.23 € 149.62 € 59.70 € 6.89 € 58.55
65 Indonesia € 816.09 € 1329.94 € 1199.89 € 981.57 € 409.65 € 388.51 € 593.30 € 332.23 € 614.00 € 353.00 € 409.65 € 134.30 € 8.83 € 176.58
66 Croatia € 586.17 € 666.31 € 1345.92 € 2259.02 € 385.49 € 398.93 € 333.75 € 372.32 € 438.73 € 450.81 € 399.04 € 106.21 € 9.17 € 95.58
67 Singapore € 914.19 € 991.15 € 1576.54 € 1321.65 € 329.66 € 329.66 € 330.35 € 461.36 € 528.04 € 584.88 € 280.85 € 96.55 € 5.69 € 99.11
68 Guatemala € 839.21 € 557.84 € 1438.92 € 1939.18 € 504.82 € 322.60 € 659.68 € 400.10 € 431.85 € 479.73 € 359.64 € 123.89 € 23.77 € 136.71
69 Brazil € 795.57 € 895.04 € 3199.02 € 532.93 € 533.21 € 401.03 € 495.32 € 280.36 € 764.78 € 361.69 € 224.51 € 204.58 € 2.10 € 106.36
70 Brunei € 720.78 € 807.99 € 2194.78 € 1458.04 € 530.82 € 696.13 € 365.82 € 623.13 € 366.82 € 640.84 € 494.05 € 181.85 € 99.19 € 200.21
71 Angola € 379.19 € 2491.52 € 944.40 € 1485.07 € 819.58 € 498.22 € 520.60 € 994.74 € 1326.32 € 406.49 € 207.52 € 258.63 € 51.15 € 135.36
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