Apple’s high-end iPhone models are some of the most expensive smartphones you can buy, and if you live outside the U.S., you have to pay even more for them. According to the latest price report, the device is up to 156 percent more expensive in countries like Brazil and Indonesia.
In its “Mapping the World’s Prices” report for 2016, Deutsch Bank looks at the price of the iPhone 6 around the world — and the results are pretty astonishing. In comparison with the U.S., which is the most affordable place to buy an iPhone, some countries pay a lot more.
“Don’t lose your phone while away in Brazil, India, Sweden, Denmark, or Italy,” said Jim Reid, who writes the “Early Morning Reid” report for Deutsche. These are the most expensive places to buy an iPhone — even after prices have fallen.
In Brazil, for instance, an iPhone 6 now costs approximately $931, down from $1,254. But despite the reduction, that’s still 156 percent than the U.S. price. In Indonesia, the device costs $865, or 145 percent more, and in Sweden, it costs $796, or 133 percent more.
Brazil was also the most expensive place to buy an iPhone last year, while Indonesia has climbed up to second place from third in 2015. India, where an iPhone 6 costs $784, is up to fourth from fifth, while France is up to 8th from 12th last year.
Here’s the full list:
As you can see, the most affordable places to buy an iPhone 6 after the U.S. are Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Singapore, and Switzerland. If you’re vacationing in one of these countries when the iPhone 7 comes out this fall, then, you might want to pick one up before going home.
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