How Much Is an iPhone 12 Across The World?

Alexandre Desoutter Alexandre Desoutter  updated on 2021-03-26

How much are you paying your iPhone home compared to other countries around the world? Let’s find out!

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This map displays the average price (in Canadian dollars, national VAT rates included) in 37 representative countries for an iPhone 12 (256GB) as of January 2021. It is made upon data provided by the Mac Index website, whose rankings are filled in with Apple website metadatas.

Why do we do a world iPhone price index?

Since the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it has become one of the most purchased products throughout the world. Even if the competition on the smartphones market is getting always stronger, the iPhone price remains in 2021 a very reliable indicator for what concerns the cost of tech products in the different parts of the world.

Top 3 countries where the iPhone 12 is the most expansive

South Africa

2375 CA$

Turkey

2062 CA$

Sweden

1868 CA$

The top 3 countries where the iPhone 12 is the cheapest

United States

1209 CA$

Japan

1258 CA$

Canada

1339 CA$

Is buying an iPhone in Canada really cheaper?

When looking at our map, Canada appears number 3 in the ranking of the countries where buying an iPhone is the cheapest in the world, with an average price of 1339 CA$. However, this indicative price does not include the local consumption taxes that apply in every Canadian province on consumer goods. It is therefore interesting to apply those local taxes to have the estimated final price of an iPhone 12 in the different provinces of Canada.

ProvincesConsumption taxes rate (%)Estimated price ($)
Alberta51405
British Columbia121499
Manitoba121499
New-Brunswick151539
Newfoundland and Labrador151539
Northwest Territories51405
Nova Scotia151539
Nunavut51405
Ontario131513
Prince-Edward Island151539
Quebec14,9751538
Saskatchewan111486
Yukon51405
Estimated price of an iPhone 12 in the different Canadian provinces

It there appears that:

  • With an average estimated price of 1405 CA$ for an iPhone 12, Alberta and the Northern provinces (Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories) are the most favored in Canada, with a global consumption taxe rate of 5%.
  • On the other way round, with an average estimated iPhone 12 price of 1539 CA$, New-Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince-Edward Island and Quebec are the provinces where purchasing this smartphone is the most expansive, because of a consumption tax rate of 15% (14,975% for Quebec).
  • There can be a difference of more than $100 when you buy an iPhone 12 depending on where you are in Canada!

The world iPhone 12 price index ranking

RankCountries Price (CA$)
1United States1209
2Japan1258
3Canada1339
4United Arab Emirates1397
5Brazil1354
6Malaysia1457
7Singapore1483
8China1493
9South Korea1521
10Thaïland1528
11Switzerland1530
12Philippines1560
13Australia1568
14Russia1624
15Luxembourg1631
16United Kingdom1650
17India1655
18New Zealand1656
19Germany1671
20Austria1671
21Belgium1687
22France1687
23Spain1687
24Ireland1690
25Netherlands1692
26Poland1697
27Sri Lanka1697
28Finland1718
29Portugal1718
30Mexico1729
31Italy1734
32Czech republic1762
33Danemark1765
34Hungary1787
35Norway1790
36Sweden1868
37Turkey2062
Table listing the price of iPhone 12 by country

An international prospective on the iPhone price

First of all, we assume here that the average prices of the iPhone 12 (256 GB) displayed on the map reflect the price of the iPhone models in general in all the countries selected. When looking at the world iPhone 12 price index, at least 3 trends appear:

  • North America is by far the cheapest continent to buy an iPhone 12
  • Europe is the continent where buying an iPhone is the most expansive
  • The price of an iPhone is rather fair in Asia

However, there are exceptions. For example, the price of the same iPhone 12 in the Philippines (1560 CA$) or Turkey (2062 CA$) is very high when correlated to their people’s purchasing power.

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