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 = DECEMBER 2000
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  81
ALBANIA, TIRANA149.09 LEK 75  84
ALGERIA, ALGIERS78.20 DINAR 69  88
ANGOLA, LUANDA14.707 KWANZ 81  97
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$108 142
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $ 89  96
ARMENIA, YEREVAN556.00 DRAM 73  88
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.907 A$ 64  79
AUSTRIA, VIENNA15.9083 S 71  91
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU4536.00 M 77  88
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$100  97
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 80  88
BANGLADESH, DHAKA53.85 TAKA 67  82
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 84 104
BELARUS, MINSK1095 BRUB 68  82
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS46.6370 BFRA 65  83
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 72  87
BENIN, COTONOU758.352 CFAF 63  78
BHUTAN, THIMPHU46.52 NGULTR 65  80
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ6.33 $B 69  83
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO2.26114 BHD 66  79
BOTSWANA, GABORONE5.300 PULA 66  78
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.930 REAL 76  83
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $103 139
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.75 BRU$ 56*** 78
BULGARIA, SOFIA2310.00 LEVA 70  84
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU758.352 CFAF 67  85
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA822.503 BUFR 71  89
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3890 RIEL 72  88
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE758.352 CFAF 68  84
CANADA, MONTREAL1.54 CAN$ 70  86
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA130.021 ESCU 62  80
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI758.352 CFAF 74  93
CHAD, N'DJAMENA758.352 CFAF 84 107
CHILE, SANTIAGO570 CH$ 72  84
CHINA, BEIJING8.266 YRMB 90***100
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.78 HK$116**** 92
CHINA, MACAO SAR8.04 PATACA 72**** 86
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA2126.00 $ 62  76
COMOROS, MORONI568.764 CF 75  92
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE758.352 CFAF 78*** 97
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA50.00 FC 80  92
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA2.47 NZ$ 61  84
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE315.85 COLON 69  82
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN756.352 CFAF 68  85
CROATIA, ZAGREB8.87 KUNA 74  89
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 76*** 91
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.680 L 64  80
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE40.15 KORUNA 73  82
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN8.65 KRONE 74  96
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 87  96
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$103 121
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO16.30 RD$ 85  88
ECUADOR, QUITO25000 SUCRE 62  77
EGYPT, CAIRO3.750 L.E. 76  85
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 72  83
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO758.352 CFAF 70*** 86
ERITREA, ASMARA9.50 NAKFA 68  85
ESTONIA, TALLINN18.089 KROON 69  78
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA8.293 BIRR 67  83
FIJI, SUVA2.24 $F 63  77
FINLAND, HELSINKI6.87386 MARK 67  86
FRANCE, PARIS7.58352 FF 71  89
GABON, LIBREVILLE758.352 CFAF 69  83
GAMBIA, BANJUL14.03 DALASI 65  82
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.975 LARI 76  82
GERMANY, BONN2.26114 DM 71**** 85
GHANA, ACCRA6694.82 CEDI 68  76
GREECE, ATHENS395 DRACHMA 61  77
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 139
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY7.7620 QUETZ 69  83
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU758.352 CFAF 95 123
GUINEA, CONAKRY1870.160 FG 69  76
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN181.00 G$ 76  86
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE23.00 GOURDE 75  83
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA15.112 LEMPI 71  87
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST307.00 FORIN 74  78
INDIA, NEW DELHI46.52 RS 75  85
INDONESIA, JAKARTA9266 RUPIAH 77  84
IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF, TEHERAN8160 RLS 75  80
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1600 I.D. 77  93
ITALY, ROME2238.52 LIT 64  84
JAMAICA, KINGSTON44.770 J$ 84  89
JAPAN, TOKYO110.00 YEN122 116
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 69  84
KAZAKSTAN, ALMATY142.00 TENGE 72  83
KENYA, NAIROBI78.00 SH 71  85
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.907 A$ 81*** 98
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.150 W 77*** 90
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1163.00 W101  91
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.306 D 82  87
KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK47.40 SOM 68  84
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE8240 KIP 65  80
LATVIA, RIGA0.618 LAT 71  79
LEBANON, BEIRUT1501 L.L. 87 100
LESOTHO, MASERU7.77 LOTI 60*** 79
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.551 D 95 117
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 69  81
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE65.80 DENAR 63  75
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO6607.64 FMG 70  87
MALAWI, LILONGWE79.167 KWACH 63*** 79
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.774 RINGGI 67  82
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RUFIYA 81  90
MALI, BAMAKO 758.352 CFAF 65  81
MALTA, VALETTA0.448 L 64  79
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 86 108
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT247.76 OUGUI 69  87
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS27.318 RS 65  82
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY9.35 N$ 78  91
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$105 126
MOLDOVA, REP. OF, KISHINEV12.238 LEU 73  86
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR1097.00 TUGR 70  83
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 76 110
MOROCCO, RABAT11.053 DH 68  79
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO16250 METICA 76  90
MYANMAR, YANGOON362.00 KYAT 68  79
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK7.77 N$ 63  78
NEPAL, KATHMANDU73.70 RS 66  81
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS115 152
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.54771 FLS 69  86
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA137.882 CFPF 91 126
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND2.47 NZ$ 57  77
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA12.993 C$ 74  86
NIGER, NIAMEY758.352 CFAF 65  83
NIGERIA, LAGOS106.50 NAIRA 78  87
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 73  88
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD56.314 RS 68  84
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 BALBOA 71  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY2.77 KINA 76  89
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION3500 GUARANI 69  87
PERU, LIMA3.53 S/ 82  82
PHILIPPINES, MANILA48.90 P 69  80
POLAND, WARSAW4.45 ZLOTY 74  78
PORTUGAL, LISBON231.777 ESC 60  79
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 67*** 84
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST25228.00 LEU 78*** 79
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW27.86 R 93  88
RWANDA, KIGALI428.710 RWFR 72  87
SAINT KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 71 101
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 85 124
SAINT VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 90 119
SAMOA, APIA3.190 TALA 67  84
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME8854.293 DOB 82  88
SENEGAL, DAKAR 758.352 CFAF 66  81
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA6.004 S.R. 77  96
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN1750.00 LEON 84  97
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.75 S$ 76  89
SLOVAK REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA50.199 SK 65  77
SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA248.00 TOLAR 64  79
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA5.07 SI$ 74  92
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA7.77 RAND 60  76
SPAIN, MADRID192.359 PESE 63  82
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO80.71 RS 63  79
SUDAN, KHARTOUM2572.00 L 82  95
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO2480.00 FLS 69  81
SWAZILAND, MBABANE7.77 E 56  75
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM10.06 SKR 72  95
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.76 SWF 80 100
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS46.00 LS 79  82
THAILAND, BANGKOK43.695 BAHT 64  79
TOGO, LOME758.352 CFAF 67  84
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.64 PA'ANGA 68  82
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.20 TT$ 74  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.436 D 65  79
TURKEY, ANKARA688000 L.T. 69  82
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5200.00 MANA 77  94
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$104 138
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.907 A$ 51*** 75
UGANDA, KAMPALA1830 SH 73  83
UKRAINE, KIEV5.44 HRYVNA 77  92
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 83  84
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.700 L 85  98
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM794.00 SH 74  84
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 79  95
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO12.32 N$ 89  89
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT690.00 SUM 69  85
VANUATU, PORT VILA143.67 VATU 72  90
VENEZUELA, CARACAS695.75 BOLIV 89  90
VIETNAM, HANOI14428 DONG 71*** 80
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA164.15 YR 68  85
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE70.0000 D 63  75
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA3550.00 KWAC 73  83
ZIMBABWE, HARARE55.000 ZIM$ 65  80

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.