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 2000
COUNTRY OR AREA
PAYS OU ZONE
EXCHANGE RATE
PER US $*
COURS DU $
E-U
TOTAL EXCLUDING
HOUSING**
NON COMPRIS
L'HABITATION
AFGHANISTAN, KABUL28700 AFS 53  84
ALBANIA, TIRANA137.54 LEKS 79  88
ALGERIA, ALGIERS67.93 D 75  91
ANGOLA, LUANDA5847000 KZR 89 108
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$108 138
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $ 93  98
ARMENIA, YEREVAN529.00 DRAM 76  89
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.629 A$ 70  83
AUSTRIA, VIENNA14.2144 S 78  97
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU4455 M 83  91
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$ 94  98
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 82  89
BANGLADESH, DHAKA50.86 TK 71  83
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 91 103
BELARUS, MINSK930 BR 69  79
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS41.6711 BF 73  90
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 76  89
BENIN, COTONOU677.604 CFAF 68  82
BHUTAN, THIMPHU43.35 NU 70  84
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ6.06 $B 75  84
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO2.02037 BHD 73  83
BOTSWANA, GABORONE4.70 P 67  81
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.780 CR$ 81  86
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $103 136
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.72 BRU$ 59*** 79
BULGARIA, SOFIA1935.00 LEVA 74  87
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU677.604 CFAF 71  89
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA751.694 BUFR 73  88
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3810 KHR 74  87
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE677.604 CFAF 72  88
CANADA, MONTREAL1.45 CAN$ 75  89
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA109.014 ESC 69  85
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI677.604 CFAF 80  96
CHAD, N'DJAMENA677.604 CFAF 91 111
CHILE, SANTIAGO507 CH$ 79  88
CHINA, BEIJING8.267 YRMB 92***100
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.78 HK$121**** 93
CHINA, MACAO SAR8.07 PAT 74**** 87
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1940.00 $ 69  78
COMOROS, MORONI508.203 CF 84  97
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE677.604 CFAF 84***101
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA9.00 FC 87  98
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA2.06 NZ$ 70  89
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE300.90 C 72  83
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN677.604 CFAF 73  89
CROATIA, ZAGREB7.65 K 82  93
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 80*** 92
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.585 L 71  85
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE36.67 KOS 79  86
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN7.69 DKR 80  97
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 90  98
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$103 119
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO16.00 RD$ 89  88
ECUADOR, QUITO25000 S 61  71
EGYPT, CAIRO3.420 L.E. 81  89
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 75  84
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO677.604 CFAF 76*** 90
ERITREA, ASMARA9.50 ERN 66  84
ESTONIA, TALLINN16.163 EEK 72  79
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA8.152 BR 70  84
FIJI, SUVA1.99 $F 67  80
FINLAND, HELSINKI6.14194 MK 72  90
FRANCE, PARIS6.77604 FF 79  94
GABON, LIBREVILLE677.604 CFAF 75  88
GAMBIA, BANJUL11.70 D 73  87
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.960 LARI 81  85
GERMANY, BONN2.02037 DM 79**** 89
GHANA, ACCRA3634.73 C 75  82
GREECE, ATHENS345 DR 71  81
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$100 136
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY7.7575 Q. 71  82
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU677.604 PG 93 115
GUINEA, CONAKRY1670.000 FG 74  79
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN180.00 G$ 76  87
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE18.90 G. 80  88
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA14.618 L. 74  88
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST265.00 FT 79  81
INDIA, NEW DELHI43.35 RS 81  82
INDONESIA, JAKARTA7161 RP 84  91
IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF, TEHERAN8148 RLS 77  81
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1800 I.D. 78  91
ITALY, ROME2000.17 LIT 71  88
JAMAICA, KINGSTON41.98 J$ 87  91
JAPAN, TOKYO109.00 Y126 118
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 73  86
KAZAKSTAN, ALMATY137.00 T 74  84
KENYA, NAIROBI73.00 SH 74  88
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.629 A$ 89***103
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.135 W 82*** 93
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1122.00 W105  93
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.305 D 86  89
KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK46.60 SOM 69  82
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE7520 NK 72  87
LATVIA, RIGA0.592 LAT 76  82
LEBANON, BEIRUT1501 L.L. 91 102
LESOTHO, MASERU6.34 M 67*** 84
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.490 D102 124
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 72  83
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE58.43 MD 68  79
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO6790.73 FMG 69  82
MALAWI, LILONGWE46.324 K 90***108
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.790 M$ 70  84
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RF 85  93
MALI, BAMAKO 677.604 CFAF 73  87
MALTA, VALETTA0.390 L 71  84
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 89 108
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT228.07 UM 74  91
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS25.301 RS 70  84
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY9.35 N$ 79  90
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$105 122
MOLDOVA, REP. OF, KISHINEV11.60 MDL 76  86
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR1086.20 T 73  84
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 80 111
MOROCCO, RABAT10.102 DH 74  82
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO13810 MT 77  90
MYANMAR, YANGOON329.50 K 74  82
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK6.34 N$ 69  82
NEPAL, KATHMANDU68.65 RS 68  83
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS115 148
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.27643 FLS 74  88
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA123.201 CFPF 99 132
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND2.06 $ 65  81
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA12.437 C$ 76  87
NIGER, NIAMEY677.604 CFAF 71  87
NIGERIA, LAGOS104.25 N 77  87
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 75  90
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD51.231 RS 71  85
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 74  85
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY3.00 K 77  87
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION3480 G 70  85
PERU, LIMA3.46 S/ 85  84
PHILIPPINES, MANILA40.55 P 79  85
POLAND, WARSAW3.97 ZL 78  81
PORTUGAL, LISBON207.098 ESC 73  83
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 71*** 86
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST18813 LEI 77*** 83
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW28.70 R 96  87
RWANDA, KIGALI359.419 RWFR 78  92
SAINT KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 73 100
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 86 122
SAINT VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 94 121
SAMOA, APIA2.904 WS$ 73  87
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME7314.60 DB 85  92
SENEGAL, DAKAR 677.604 CFAF 72  87
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.349 S.R. 86 102
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN2275 LE 74  88
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.72 S$ 80  90
SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA42.199 SK 69  79
SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA193.84 SIT 73  87
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA5.06 SI$ 75  91
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA6.34 R 67  81
SPAIN, MADRID171.877 PTS 69  86
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO72.60 RS 68  81
SUDAN, KHARTOUM2570.00 L 83  97
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO980.00 FLS 85 103
SWAZILAND, MBABANE6.34 E 66  80
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM8.71 SKR 80 101
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.66 SWF 86 104
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS46.00 LS 83  84
THAILAND, BANGKOK37.865 BAHT 72  84
TOGO, LOME677.604 CFAF 79  86
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.62 P 72  83
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.20 TT$ 76  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.224 D 73  84
TURKEY, ANKARA561000 L.T. 76  85
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5200.00 M 78  90
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$105 134
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.629 A$ 58*** 81
UGANDA, KAMPALA1495 SH 80  89
UKRAINE, KIEV5.60 HRYVNA 78  90
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 86  88
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.63 L 95 104
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM795.00 SH 77  86
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 80  95
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO11.65 N$ 93  91
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT143.73 SOM 83  95
VANUATU, PORT VILA131.27 VT 77  93
VENEZUELA, CARACAS661.60 BS 90  90
VIETNAM, HANOI14009 D 75*** 83
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA160.80 YR 70  83
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE11.176 D 81  97
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA2740 K 75  83
ZIMBABWE, HARARE37.182 ZIM$ 79  98

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.