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Working days needed to afford an iPhone XS

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On the 12th of September, Apple Inc. introduced their latest products, including the most expensive smartphone in the company’s history-iPhone XS Max.

The Analysis Department of Picodi decided to check how many days Australians and citizens from other countries have to work to afford the novelty from Apple. The results of our research are based on iPhone XS 64Gb prices in various countries and official statistic data about average wages in each of them.

You could suppose that the best average wage/price ratio would be in the US-the most important market of Apple. However, it turns out that the ones who would be able to afford Apple’s newest product are people in the developed countries and the UAE. For example, an average Swiss would have to work 5.1 days, the citizens of Luxembourg-less than 7 days, and Norwegians-7 and a half day. Among the countries where you have to work the least amount of days are also the United Arab Emirates-money earned for 7.6 days are enough to buy the newest iPhone. In the US, on the other hand, one would have to work 8.4 days.

It’s already known that in Australia the latest iPhone will cost 1629 dollars. Under the assumption that average gross wage in Australia-according to data from Australian Bureau of Statistics-amounts to 1207.40 dollars per week, it would take 8.6 days for an average Aussie to earn enough to buy the new iPhone. Of course, assuming that the other living costs would be zero.

Australia’s neighbour, New Zealand, placed few ranks below with the difference of three days. According to Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, an average New Zealander earns 997 NZD per week, which means it would take 11.6 days to buy the latest iPhone.

The longest time to afford the iPhone XS would have to work the Filipinos-over 156 days. It won’t be so easy also in Pakistan-with the local earnings and prices an average Pakistani would have to work over 88 days.

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