Retail Price Indexes

RETAIL PRICE INDEXES RELATING TO LIVING EXPENDITURES OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS GENERAL NOTE

INDICES DES PRIX DE DETAIL RELATIFS AUX DEPENSES DE LA VIE COURANTE DES FONCTIONNAIRES DE L'ONU REMARQUE GENERALE

BASE:
NEW YORK CITY = 100, INDEX DATE = MARCH 2001
COUNTRY OR AREA
PAYS OU ZONE
EXCHANGE RATE
PER US $*
COURS DU $
E-U
TOTAL EXCLUDING
HOUSING**
NON COMPRIS
L'HABITATION
AFGHANISTAN, KABUL28700 AFGHAN 49  80
ALBANIA, TIRANA142.18 LEK 76  85
ALGERIA, ALGIERS73.53 DINAR 71  82
ANGOLA, LUANDA19.900 KWANZ 79  94
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$106 138
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 PESO 88  96
ARMENIA, YEREVAN552.00 DRAM 73  89
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.900 A$ 67  81
AUSTRIA, VIENNA15.0125 S 72  94
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU4565.00 M 76  88
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$ 99  97
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 80  88
BANGLADESH, DHAKA53.86 TAKA 65  80
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 84 104
BELARUS, MINSK1245 BRUBLE 68  82
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS44.0108 BFRA 67  85
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 72  87
BENIN, COTONOU715.649 CFAF 64  80
BHUTAN, THIMPHU46.18 NGULTR 64  80
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ6.43 $B 68  82
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO2.13381 BHD 67  80
BOTSWANA, GABORONE5.450 PULA 65  78
BRAZIL, BRASILIA2.040 REAL 74  82
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $103 137
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.74 BRU$ 58*** 80
BULGARIA, SOFIA2135 LEVA 70  85
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU715.649 CFAF 69  86
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA729.900 BUFR 76  96
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3905 RIEL 72  88
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE715.649 CFAF 69  85
CANADA, MONTREAL1.53 CAN $ 71  86
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA120.460 ESCU 63  82
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI715.649 CFAF 75  95
CHAD, N'DJAMENA715.649 CFAF 87 111
CHILE, SANTIAGO570 CH$ 72  84
CHINA, BEIJING8.266 YRMB 90***100
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.79 HK$115**** 92
CHINA, MACAO SAR8.04 PATACA 71**** 86
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA2245.00 $ 60  75
COMOROS, MORONI536.737 CF 77  94
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE715.649 CFAF 81***102
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA50.00 FC 80  93
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA2.319 NZ$ 64  79
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE320.85 COLON 69  82
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN715.649 CFAF 70  87
CROATIA, ZAGREB8.50 KUNA 75  90
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 74*** 91
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.640 L 64  81
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE37.80 KORUNA 76  84
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN8.14 KRONE 78  99
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177.00 DFR 86  96
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$104 137
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO16.80 RD$ 83  88
ECUADOR, QUITO1.00 US $ 66  79
EGYPT, CAIRO3.850 L.E. 74  84
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.75 C 72  83
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO715.649 CFAF 71*** 87
ERITREA, ASMARA10.20 NAKFA 65  83
ESTONIA, TALLINN17.070 KROON 70  80
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA8.371 BIRR 72  89
FIJI, SUVA2.20 $F 63  77
FINLAND, HELSINKI6.48679 MARK 70  88
FRANCE, PARIS7.15649 FF 73  91
GABON, LIBREVILLE715.649 CFAF 71  85
GAMBIA, BANJUL14.57 DALASI 63  82
GEORGIA, TBILISI2.200 LARI 74  80
GERMANY, BONN2.13381 DM 73**** 87
GHANA, ACCRA6960.00 CEDI 71  84
GREECE, ATHENS371.758 DRAC 63  79
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 137
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY7.7400 QUETZ 68  82
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU715.649 CFAF 85 109
GUINEA, CONAKRY1870.800 FG 69  77
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN184.00 G$ 75  85
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE22.00 GOURDE 76  84
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA15.220 LEMPI 71  87
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST290.00 FORIN 75  79
INDIA, NEW DELHI46.18 RS 75  85
INDONESIA, JAKARTA9500 RUPIAH 76  84
IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF, TEHERAN7965 RLS 75  81
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1600 I.D. 76  93
ITALY, ROME2112.47 LIT 66  86
JAMAICA, KINGSTON45.530 J$ 84  89
JAPAN, TOKYO117.00 YEN115 111
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 68  83
KAZAKSTAN, ALMATY145.00 TENGE 71  83
KENYA, NAIROBI78.00 SH 70  85
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.900 A$ 81*** 99
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.150 W 80*** 97
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1228.00 W 99  89
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.306 D 82  87
KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK48.70 SOM 67  84
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE8220 KIP 65  81
LATVIA, RIGA0.619 LAT 73  80
LEBANON, BEIRUT1501 L.L. 86  99
LESOTHO, MASERU7.74 LOTI 60*** 79
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.545 D 94 118
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 70  81
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE66.32 DENAR 67  80
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO6646.00 FMG 69  87
MALAWI, LILONGWE77.500 KWACH 66*** 84
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.800 RINGGI 66  82
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RUFIYA 80  90
MALI, BAMAKO 715.649 CFAF 66  83
MALTA, VALETTA0.443 L 67  79
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 87 109
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT246.58 OUGUI 70  88
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS27.460 RS 64  81
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY9.55 N$ 78  86
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$108 134
MOLDOVA, REP. OF, KISHINEV12.618 LEU 73  86
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR1096.00 TUGR 70  83
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 76 110
MOROCCO, RABAT10.724 DH 68  80
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO17500 METICA 75  88
MYANMAR, YANGOON400.00 KYAT 67  78
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK7.74 N$ 63  78
NEPAL, KATHMANDU73.65 RS 65  81
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS118 164
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.40425 FLS 72  89
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA130.118 CFPF 97 130
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND2.319 NZ$ 59  78
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA13.260 C$ 74  85
NIGER, NIAMEY715.649 CFAF 66  84
NIGERIA, LAGOS110.86 NAIRA 78  87
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 71  86
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD59.190 RS 66  84
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 BALBOA 70  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY3.16 KINA 72  86
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION3730 GUARANI 67  85
PERU, LIMA3.52 S/ 81  82
PHILIPPINES, MANILA47.75 P 70  81
POLAND, WARSAW3.99 ZLOTY 76  82
PORTUGAL, LISBON218.726 ESC 62  82
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 67*** 84
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST26935.00 LEU 78*** 79
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW28.76 R 93  88
RWANDA, KIGALI429.000 RWFR 74  91
SAINT KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 71 102
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 85 122
SAINT VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 88 121
SAMOA, APIA3.240 TALA 66  83
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME8697.326 DOB 82  88
SAUDI ARABIA, RIYADH3.75 RLS 77  81
SENEGAL, DAKAR 715.649 CFAF 68  83
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA6.280 S.R. 75  93
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN1750.00 LEON 73  87
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.74 S$ 76  86
SLOVAK REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA47.123 SK 65  78
SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA237.00 TOLAR 65  80
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA5.09 SI$ 73  92
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA7.74 RAND 60  76
SPAIN, MADRID181.527 PESE 64  85
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO85.25 RS 63  79
SUDAN, KHARTOUM2566.50 L 82  95
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO2295.00 FLS 72  86
SWAZILAND, MBABANE7.74 E 56  75
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM9.60 SKR 74  96
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.68 SWF 82 102
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS46.00 LS 79  84
THAILAND, BANGKOK42.875 BAHT 64  79
TOGO, LOME715.649 CFAF 67  83
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.64 PA'ANGA 68  82
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.20 TT$ 73  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.361 D 67  80
TURKEY, ANKARA880000 L.T. 66  79
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5200.00 MANA 76  94
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$104 138
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.900 A$ 52*** 76
UGANDA, KAMPALA1695 SH 74  84
UKRAINE, KIEV5.43 HRYVNA 78  92
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 82  83
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.690 L 90  99
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM814.00 SH 74  86
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 80  94
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO12.56 N$ 87  88
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT690.00 SUM 71  88
VANUATU, PORT VILA143.19 VATU 72  90
VENEZUELA, CARACAS704.00 BOLIV 88  90
VIETNAM, HANOI14535 DONG 70*** 80
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA165.80 YR 67  85
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE64.0000 D 63  76
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA3630.00 KWAC 73  84
ZIMBABWE, HARARE55.000 ZIM$ 69  86

GENERAL NOTE: THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULARLY COMPILES INDEX NUMBERS WHICH MEASURE THE RELATIVE COST-OF-LIVING OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS WORKING IN VARIOUS CITIES. THESE INDEXES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER ISSUES OF THE BULLETIN.
      THE INDEXES COMPARE THE US DOLLAR COSTS OF A REPRESENTATIVE BASKET OF GOODS AND SERVICES BETWEEN A DUTY STATION AND NEW YORK CITY, THE BASE OF THE UN COMMON SYSTEM. THESE INDEXES ARE UPDATED TO REFLECT PRICE CHANGES OVER TIME AT THE DUTY STATION AND NEW YORK, MOVEMENTS IN THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE LOCAL CURRENCY VIS-A-VIS THE UNITED STATES DOLLAR AND TO ADJUST FOR EXPENDITURES MADE BY STAFF OUTSIDE THE DUTY STATION.
      IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT SINCE THE INDEXES RELATE TO UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS WHOSE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE OF THE LOCAL POPULATION, THE INDEXES CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS REFLECTING THE GENERAL COST-OF-LIVING IN THE CITIES SHOWN.       DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF THE METHODS USED TO COMPUTE THE INDEXES MAY BE FOUND ON THE ICSC HOMEPAGE AT: www.un.org/Depts/icsc/index.html

REMARQUE GENERALE: LA COMMISSION DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE INTERNATIONALE COMPILE REGULIEREMENT LES INDICES MESURANT LE COUT DE LA VIE RELATIF AUX FONCTIONNAIRES DES NATIONS UNIES EN POSTE DANS DIVERSES VILLES DU MONDE. CES INDICES SONT PUBLIES DANS LES NUMEROS DE MARS, JUIN, SEPTEMBRE ET DECEMBRE DU BULLETIN
      LES INDICES COMPARENT, EN DOLLARS US, LE COUT D'UN PANIER REPRESENTATIF DE BIENS ET SERVICES ENTRE UNE VILLE DONNEE ET NEW YORK, BASE DU SYSTEME COMMUN DE L'UNO. CES INDICES SONT MIS A JOUR POUR REFLETER LES CHANGEMENT DE PRIX TEMPORELS DANS LES VILLES-POSTES ET NEW YORK, LES MOUVEMENTS DU TAUX DE CHANGE DE LA MONNAIE LOCALE VIS-A-VIS DU DOLLAR US ET POUR AJUSTER LES DEPENSES FAITES PAR LE PERSONNEL EN DEHORS DE LA VILLE-POSTE.
      ON DOIT SOULIGNER QUE, PUISQUE LES INDICES SONT CALCULES POUR LES FONCTIONNAIRES DES NATIONS UNIES DONT LE SCHEMA DE CONSOMMATION PEUT DIFFERER DE CELUI DE LA POPULATION LOCALE CES INDICES NE PEUVENT PAS ETRE CONSIDERES COMME REFLETANT LE COUT-DE-LA-VIE GENERAL DANS LES VILLES CONSIDEREES.

* RATES ARE THOSE RELEVANT TO CALCULATION OF COST-OF-LIVING INDEXES FOR INTERNATIONAL OFFICIALS.

LES TAUX SONT CEUX EMPLOYES POUR CALCULER LES INDICES DU COUT DE LA VIE DES FONCTIONNAIRES INTERNATIONAUX.
** HOUSING CONSISTS OF RENT, UTILITIES AND DOMESTIC SERVICE.

L'HABITATION SE COMPOSE DU LOYER, DE L'ELECTRICITE, DU GAZ ET DE L'EAU ET DES SERVICES DOMESTIQUES.
*** THE "TOTAL" INDEX WAS CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF THE COST OF GOVERNMENT OR SUBSIDIZED HOUSING WHICH IS NORMALLY LOWER THAN PREVAILING RENTALS.

L'INDICE "TOTAL" A ETE CALCULE SUR LA BASE DU COUT DE L'HABITATION FOURNIE PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT OU SUBVENTIONNEE NORMALEMENT MOINS ELEVE DES LOYERS COURANTS.
**** SEE EXPLANATORY NOTES ON DATA PERTAINING TO GERMANY AND HONG KONG SAR ON PAGE X.

VOIR LES NOTES EXPLICATIVES SUR LES DONNEES CONCERNANT L'ALLEMAGNE ET HONG-KONG RAS A LA PAGE X.