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 = SEPTEMBER 1999
COUNTRY OR AREA
PAYS OU ZONE
EXCHANGE RATE
PER US $*
COURS DU $
E-U
TOTAL EXCLUDING
HOUSING**
NON COMPRIS
L'HABITATION
AFGHANISTAN, KABUL28700 AFS 55  87
ALBANIA, TIRANA134.00 LEKS 82  90
ALGERIA, ALGIERS65.98 D 77  92
ANGOLA, LUANDA3270126 KZR 82  93
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$108 136
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $ 96  98
ARMENIA, YEREVAN540.00 DRAM 77  89
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.58 A$ 73  85
AUSTRIA, VIENNA13.1548 S 85 100
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU4208.00 M 80  88
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$ 96  99
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 83  90
BANGLADESH, DHAKA49.37 TK 73  85
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 91 102
BELARUS, MINSK425000 BR 57  63
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS38.5649 BF 79  94
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 79  92
BENIN, COTONOU627.095 CFAF 73  86
BHUTAN, THIMPHU43.25 NU 72  85
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.86 $B 75  85
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.86977 BHD 77  87
BOTSWANA, GABORONE4.65 P 68  82
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.900 CR$ 78  83
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $104 134
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.70 BRU$ 60*** 80
BULGARIA, SOFIA1815.00 LEVA 77  89
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU627.095 CFAF 75  92
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA573.769 BUFR 79  94
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3850 KHR 77  90
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE627.095 CFAF 77  92
CANADA, MONTREAL1.49 CAN$ 74  88
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA103.668 ESC 73  89
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI627.095 CFAF 86 102
CHAD, N'DJAMENA627.095 CFAF 94 113
CHILE, SANTIAGO505 CH$ 77  87
CHINA, BEIJING8.265 YRMB 95***101
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.75 HK$128**** 96
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1908.00 $ 69  79
COMOROS, MORONI470.321 CF 89 102
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE627.095 CFAF 87***104
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA450000 Z 95 108
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.90 NZ$ 74  91
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE289.75 C 73  83
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN627.095 CFAF 79  93
CROATIA, ZAGREB7.17 K 81  91
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 82*** 94
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.548 L 74  88
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE34.402 KOS 80  88
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN7.19 DKR 84 101
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI176 DFR 94  99
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$103 119
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO15.60 RD$ 90  89
ECUADOR, QUITO10740.00 S 69  80
EGYPT, CAIRO3.404 L.E. 88  90
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 77  85
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO627.095 CFAF 80*** 94
ERITREA, ASMARA8.00 ERN 72  88
ESTONIA, TALLINN14.958 EEK 76  81
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA8.117 BR 72  85
FIJI, SUVA1.95 $F 69  82
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.68412 MK 76  87
FRANCE, PARIS6.27095 FF 87 103
GABON, LIBREVILLE627.095 CFAF 79  92
GAMBIA, BANJUL11.40 D 73  88
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.84 LARI 79  83
GERMANY, BONN1.86977 DM 84**** 94
GHANA, ACCRA2571.00 C 80  90
GREECE, ATHENS312 DR 88  85
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$100 134
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY7.707 Q. 73  81
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU627.095 PG 92 112
GUINEA, CONAKRY1332.80 FG 81  87
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN177.25 G$ 73  84
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.70 G. 84  90
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA14.267 L. 74  86
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST242.00 FT 82  84
INDIA, NEW DELHI43.25 RS 83  83
INDONESIA, JAKARTA7282.257 RP 86  91
IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF, TEHERAN8005 RLS 77  81
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1800 I.D. 76  87
ITALY, ROME1851.07 LIT 75  92
JAMAICA, KINGSTON39.35 J$ 90  94
JAPAN, TOKYO111.00 Y126 119
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 74  87
KAZAKSTAN, ALMATY132.00 T 76  85
KENYA, NAIROBI74.00 SH 76  89
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.58 A$ 91***104
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.12 W 85*** 97
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1183.00 W105  91
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.304 D 88  90
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE42.80 SOM 69  77
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE9300 NK 71  85
LATVIA, RIGA0.590 LAT 80  85
LEBANON, BEIRUT1502 L.L. 94 106
LESOTHO, MASERU6.09 M 69*** 85
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.471 D111  99
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 81  93
MACAU, MACAU8.02 PAT 77  89
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE58.43 MD 70  82
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO6790.32 FMG 69  81
MALAWI, LILONGWE43.15 K 89***106
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.767 M$ 72  85
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RF 87  94
MALI, BAMAKO 627.095 CFAF 77  90
MALTA, VALETTA0.390 L 72  85
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 90 108
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT209.91 UM 79  95
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS24.965 RS 71  84
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY9.35 N$ 77  89
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$104 121
MOLDOVA, REP. OF, KISHINEV11.046 MDL 68  74
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR1038.00 T 76  86
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 82 112
MOROCCO, RABAT9.843 DH 77  84
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO12285 MT 79  92
MYANMAR, YANGOON348.00 K 76  84
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK6.09 N$ 71  83
NEPAL, KATHMANDU68.40 RS 70  84
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS115 147
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.10675 FLS 79  92
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA114.017 CFPF105 138
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND1.90 $ 69  84
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA12.053 C$ 76  88
NIGER, NIAMEY627.095 CFAF 75  91
NIGERIA, LAGOS96.50 N 82  91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 76  90
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD51.181 RS 71  87
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 75  85
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY2.80 K 69  81
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION3300 G 71  80
PERU, LIMA3.36 S/ 87  85
PHILIPPINES, MANILA39.35 P 81  86
POLAND, WARSAW3.84 ZL 80  97
PORTUGAL, LISBON191.661 ESC 75  87
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 73*** 87
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST16105.00 LEI 78*** 83
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW24.80 R 99  90
RWANDA, KIGALI329.975 RWFR 80  91
SAINT KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 73 100
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 86 121
SAINT VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 96 123
SAMOA, APIA2.810 WS$ 76  90
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME7185.492 DB 87  94
SENEGAL, DAKAR 627.095 CFAF 76  90
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.190 S.R. 88 100
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN1850.00 LE 78  92
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.70 S$ 82  92
SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA41.779 SK 71  80
SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA182.36 SIT 77  89
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA4.74 SI$ 81  96
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA6.09 R 70  83
SPAIN, MADRID159.065 PTS 73  90
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO71.05 RS 70  85
SUDAN, KHARTOUM2572.00 L 84  98
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO859.00 FLS 81  95
SWAZILAND, MBABANE6.09 E 64  81
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM8.34 SKR 80  94
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.53 SWF 93 110
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS46.00 LS 85  86
THAILAND, BANGKOK38.065 BAHT 73  85
TOGO, LOME627.095 CFAF 84  90
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.50 P 76  87
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.2 TT$ 78  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.188 D 76  85
TURKEY, ANKARA439000 L.T. 79  87
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5200.00 M 76  88
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$105 133
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.580 A$ 60*** 83
UGANDA, KAMPALA1445 SH 82  91
UKRAINE, KIEV4.40 HRYVNA 81  93
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 88  89
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.630 L 96 105
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM792.00 SH 80  89
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 80  95
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO11.57 N$ 94  92
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT133.04 SOM 81  94
VANUATU, PORT VILA129.32 VT 79  95
VENEZUELA, CARACAS618.00 BS 92  91
VIETNAM, HANOI13910 D 77*** 85
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA160.55 YR 72  85
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE10.685 D 81  96
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA2370.00 K 78  85
ZIMBABWE, HARARE37.182 ZIM$ 75  90

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.