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 1998
COUNTRY OR AREA
PAYS OU ZONE
EXCHANGE RATE
PER US $*
COURS DU $
E-U
TOTAL EXCLUDING
HOUSING**
NON COMPRIS
L'HABITATION
AFGHANISTAN, KABUL28700 AFS 57  89
ALBANIA, TIRANA138.50 LEKS 88  97
ALGERIA, ALGIERS56.51 D 83  94
ANGOLA, LUANDA594000 KZR 95 108
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$108 132
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $ 99  99
ARMENIA, YEREVAN523.00 DRAM 79  89
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.575 A$ 75  85
AUSTRIA, VIENNA11.90 S 94 107
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU3808.00 M 86  94
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$ 98 100
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 86  87
BANGLADESH, DHAKA48.36 TK 75  86
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 91 104
BELARUS, MINSK76000.00 BR 66  73
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS35.20 BF 85  98
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 82  94
BENIN, COTONOU572 CFAF 78  89
BHUTAN, THIMPHU42.17 NU 73  85
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.61 $B 78  87
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.94 BHD 84  96
BOTSWANA, GABORONE4.338 P 71  83
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.195 CR$100  96
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $103 131
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.65 BRU$ 63*** 81
BULGARIA, SOFIA1625.00 LEVA 81  93
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU572 CFAF 80  95
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA502.293 BUFR 81  96
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3840 KHR 79  91
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE572 CFAF 83  95
CANADA, MONTREAL1.54 CAN$ 74  86
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA94.21 ESC 78  91
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI572 CFAF 86 104
CHAD, N'DJAMENA572 CFAF 95 115
CHILE, SANTIAGO460 CH$ 82  91
CHINA, BEIJING8.266 YRMB 95***100
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.73 HK$141**** 98
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1539.00 $ 77  84
COMOROS, MORONI429.00 CF 95 106
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE572 CFAF 91***106
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA368000 Z 91  98
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.89 NZ$ 77  93
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE267.50 C 76  85
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN572 CFAF 84  96
CROATIA, ZAGREB6.50 K 86  94
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 82*** 95
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.500 L 79  91
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE30.60 KOS 88  92
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.49 DKR 89 106
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 94 102
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$102 118
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO15.50 RD$ 89  96
ECUADOR, QUITO6303.33 S 70  80
EGYPT, CAIRO3.392 L.E. 88  92
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 77  86
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO572 CFAF 84*** 97
ERITREA, ASMARA7.51 BR 75  87
ESTONIA, TALLINN13.60 EEK 79  83
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA7.265 BR 76  88
FIJI, SUVA1.94 $F 71  82
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.19 MK 81  91
FRANCE, PARIS5.72 FF 92 104
GABON, LIBREVILLE572 CFAF 85  96
GAMBIA, BANJUL10.77 D 74  94
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.47 LARI 83  86
GERMANY, BONN1.70 DM 91**** 98
GHANA, ACCRA2317.92 C 84  92
GREECE, ATHENS286 DR 75  90
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$100 131
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY6.45 Q. 78  86
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU572 PG 90 107
GUINEA, CONAKRY1232.57 FG 85  89
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN156.00 G$ 78  89
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.75 G. 82  88
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA13.555 L. 76  88
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST217.00 FT 84  85
INDIA, NEW DELHI42.17 RS 83  85
INDONESIA, JAKARTA7600 RP 92  94
IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF, TEHERAN5701 RLS 83  86
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1600 I.D. 80  93
ITALY, ROME1685 LIT 82  97
JAMAICA, KINGSTON36.891 J$ 93 103
JAPAN, TOKYO122.00 Y122 114
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 77  88
KAZAKSTAN, ALMATY82.00 T 89  99
KENYA, NAIROBI60.00 SH 84  92
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.575 A$ 91***102
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.13 W 88*** 99
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1223.00 W107  90
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.302 D 91  92
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE23.50 SOM 79  89
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE4187 NK 74  86
LATVIA, RIGA0.580 LAT 82  86
LEBANON, BEIRUT1502 L.L. 98 105
LESOTHO, MASERU5.695 M 72*** 86
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.453 D116 101
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 82  92
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 83  91
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE50.94 MD 76  86
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO5354.55 FMG 75  86
MALAWI, LILONGWE42.843 K 83*** 97
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.767 M$ 74  82
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RF 89  93
MALI, BAMAKO 572 CFAF 80  93
MALTA, VALETTA0.396 L 74  85
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 91 108
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT202.51 UM 77  91
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS24.516 RS 72  85
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY9.90 N$ 74  85
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$103 117
MOLDOVA, REP. OF, KISHINEV9.20 MDL 68  71
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR885.00 T 79  88
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 84 113
MOROCCO, RABAT9.16 DH 81  86
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11855 MT 80  93
MYANMAR, YANGOON349.00 K 79  85
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK5.695 N$ 68  82
NEPAL, KATHMANDU67.60 RS 71  85
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS114 144
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE1.92 FLS 86  96
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA104.00 CFPF112 143
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND1.89 $ 71  86
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA11.118 C$ 79  90
NIGER, NIAMEY572 CFAF 80  94
NIGERIA, LAGOS84.50 N 88  91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 78  90
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD49.886 RS 74  88
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 77  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY2.07 K 80  88
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2810 G 76  84
PERU, LIMA3.08 S/ 87  89
PHILIPPINES, MANILA39.30 P 83  87
POLAND, WARSAW33700 ZL 84 101
PORTUGAL, LISBON175 ESC 84  90
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 75*** 88
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST9927.00 LEI 82*** 87
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW18.00 R103 112
RWANDA, KIGALI323.08 RWFR 82  92
SAINT KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 74  99
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 87 119
SAINT VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$102 130
SAMOA, APIA2.938 WS$ 76  89
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME6820.40 DB 87  99
SENEGAL, DAKAR 572 CFAF 82  94
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.365 S.R. 88 100
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN1700.00 LE 76  91
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.65 S$ 85  93
SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA36.588 SK 75  84
SLOVENIA, LJUBLJANA160.00 SIT 82  93
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA4.77 SI$ 82  93
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA5.695 R 75  86
SPAIN, MADRID145.00 PTS 86  92
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO65.86 RS 74  88
SUDAN, KHARTOUM2301.00 L 86  99
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO396.00 FLS 83  92
SWAZILAND, MBABANE5.695 E 68  84
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM8.16 SKR 80  94
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.41 SWF100 115
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS46.00 LS 85  87
THAILAND, BANGKOK35.865 BAHT 77  87
TOGO, LOME572 CFAF 88  92
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.50 P 78  87
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.21 TT$ 79  90
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.051 D 84  87
TURKEY, ANKARA297000 L.T. 82  90
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5200.00 M 78  90
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$104 129
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.575 A$ 62*** 85
UGANDA, KAMPALA1270 SH 85  93
UKRAINE, KIEV3.43 HRYVNA 84  95
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 87  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.600 L100 108
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM667.99 SH 87  95
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 80  95
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO10.63 N$ 99  95
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT108.47 SOM 82  93
VANUATU, PORT VILA127.40 VT 81  95
VENEZUELA, CARACAS569.75 BS 93  91
VIETNAM, HANOI13858 D 80*** 88
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA142.00 YR 75  85
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE10.225 D 80  92
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA2120.00 K 79  84
ZIMBABWE, HARARE33.373 ZIM$ 56  72

GENERAL NOTE: THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REGULARLY COMPILES INDEX NUMBERS WHICH APPROXIMATELY MEASURE THE RELATIVE COST- OF-LIVING OF INTERNATIONAL OFFICIALS WHO ARE WORKING IN VARIOUS CITIES. THESE ARE PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER ISSUES OF THE BULLETIN.
      A DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODS USED TO COMPUTE THE INDEXES MAY BE FOUND IN THE 1977 SUPPLEMENT TO THE STATISTICAL YEARBOOK AND THE MONTHLY BULLETIN OF STATISTICS.
      IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT SINCE THE INDEXES RELATE TO UNITED NATIONS OFFICIALS WHOSE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS DIFFER FROM THOSE OF THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION, THE INDEXES CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS REFLECTING THE GENERAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE PRICE LEVELS IN THE CITIES SHOWN.

REMARQUE GENERALE: LA COMMISSION DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE INTERNATIONALE ELABORE REGULIEREMENT DES INDICES QUI PERMETTENT DE COMPARER LE COUT DE LA VIE POUR LES FONCTIONNAIRES INTERNATIONAUX DANS DIVERSES VILLES OU ILS TRAVAILLENT. CES INDICES SONT PUBLIES DANS LES NUMEROS DE MARS, JUIN, SEPTEMBRE, ET DECEMBRE DU BULLETIN.
      LES METHODES UTILISEES POUR CALCULER LES INDICES SONT DECRITES DANS LE SUPPLEMENT A L'ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE ET AU BULLETIN MENSUEL DE STATISTIQUE, 1977.
      IL Y A LIEU DE SOULIGNER QUE, COMME LES INDICES SE RAPPORTENT AUX FONCTIONNAIRES DE L'ONU DONT LES DEPENSES DIFFERENT DE CELLES DE LA POPULATION LOCALE, ILS NE PEUVENT ETRE CONSIDERES COMME REPRESENTATIFS DU RAPPORT GENERAL DES PRIX DANS LES VILLES ETUDIEES.

* 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.