Bargain reports and analytics

iPhone Index 2020: how many days you would have to work to afford iPhone 12 Pro

PicodiOctober 14, 2020

This is an archived report. The latest ranking is available here. analytics compared iPhone 12 Pro (128 GB) prices with the average wages in selected countries in order to count the number of workdays required to buy the new Apple’s flagship.

Global iPhone Index 2020

The official price of iPhone 12 Pro in 128 GB version in New Zealand is going to be $1,899. However, buyers will find neither a charger nor earphones in this year’s flagship’s box.

According to the latest Stats NZ data, the average hourly earnings in our country amount to $33.33 gross ($26.23 net). It means that a statistical New Zealander would have to work for 9 days to afford the iPhone 12 Pro. (without eating anything). In comparison with the last year iPhone Index, New Zealand’s result improved by 0.7 days.

High earnings in Australia, the United States and Switzerland allow to buy the new iPhone in 6.6, 6.1 and 4.4 days respectively.

The worst score among countries where the iPhone 12 Pro’s price is already known was noted in India: in this country, an average citizen would have to lay aside 54.4 days worth of wages to buy a new iPhone. In Singapore and Malaysia this new gadget is worth 8.1 and 29.1 workdays.

Although the new iPhone can be a rather expensive gadget, it is possible to buy it cheaper through official resellers. All you have to do is sign up to and activate cashback while shopping in stores such as Amazon, eBay and Mighty Ape.

Methodology and sources

The iPhone Index 2020 has been calculated on the basis of iPhone 12 Pro prices announced publicly on local Apple or authorised seller websites. The average salaries come from the countries’ official ministry or statistical office pages and are valid for the date of publishing iPhone prices in the respective countries. Net wages were obtained using local salary calculators. Monthly salaries were divided by 21 — the average number of workdays in a month. In countries where statistical offices use weekly wages, we divided the salary by 5.

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