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 = JUNE 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 56  88
ALBANIA, TIRANA155.50 LEKS 87  95
ALGERIA, ALGIERS57.60 D 81  92
ANGOLA, LUANDA253271 KZR 94 107
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$107 131
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $100 100
ARMENIA, YEREVAN495.00 DRAM 79  90
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.61 A$ 74  85
AUSTRIA, VIENNA12.40 S 93 106
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU3806.00 M 90 101
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$ 99  99
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 87  89
BANGLADESH, DHAKA46.16 TK 76  86
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 91 104
BELARUS, MINSK47000.00 BR 70  79
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS36.70 BF 94 102
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 82  94
BENIN, COTONOU597 CFAF 82  88
BHUTAN, THIMPHU39.44 NU 73  85
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.49 $B 76  87
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.98 BHD 82  94
BOTSWANA, GABORONE3.90 P 74*** 85
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.153 CR$105 105
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $102 129
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.67 BRU$ 63*** 82
BULGARIA, SOFIA1745.00 LEVA 80  91
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU597 CFAF 78  93
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA402.300 BUFR 81 103
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3885 KHR 77  88
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE597 CFAF 81  93
CANADA, MONTREAL1.46 CAN$ 77  89
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA99.90 ESC 76  89
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI597 CFAF 84 101
CHAD, N'DJAMENA597 CFAF 94 115
CHILE, SANTIAGO450 CH$ 83  91
CHINA, BEIJING8.27 YRMB 96***100
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.73 HK$145**** 99
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1388.00 $ 79  86
COMOROS, MORONI447.75 CF 94 105
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE597 CFAF 88***103
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA138000 Z 92  97
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.88 NZ$ 77  93
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE253.55 C 76  87
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN597 CFAF 82  94
CROATIA, ZAGREB6.50 K 82  92
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 82*** 94
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.506 L 80  91
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE33.26 KOS 84  89
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.77 DKR 87 104
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 94 102
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$101 117
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO14.70 RD$ 91  99
ECUADOR, QUITO5152 S 77  91
EGYPT, CAIRO3.385 L.E. 88  91
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 77  86
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO597 CFAF 85***104
ERITREA, ASMARA7.35 BR 76  87
ESTONIA, TALLINN14.24 EEK 73  81
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA7.087 BR 76  88
FIJI, SUVA1.98 $F 70  81
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.40 MK 80  90
FRANCE, PARIS5.97 FF 91 103
GABON, LIBREVILLE597 CFAF 82  95
GAMBIA, BANJUL10.15 D 75  94
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.24 LARI 83  89
GERMANY, BONN1.78 DM 89**** 97
GHANA, ACCRA2293.18 C 79  90
GREECE, ATHENS305 DR 76  86
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 130
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY6.23 Q. 78  90
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU597 PG 85 101
GUINEA, CONAKRY1198.49 FG 85  88
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN142.00 G$ 81  94
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.65 G. 83  89
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA13.25 L. 74  88
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST206.00 FT 85  87
INDIA, NEW DELHI39.44 RS 83  83
INDONESIA, JAKARTA11700 RP 80  77
IRAN, TEHERAN3000 RLS 93  94
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1400 I.D. 80  92
ITALY, ROME1740 LIT 81  96
JAMAICA, KINGSTON36.39 J$ 95 109
JAPAN, TOKYO138.00 Y118 108
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 79  88
KAZAKSTAN, ALMA ATY76.00 T 86 100
KENYA, NAIROBI63.00 SH 81  89
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.61 A$ 89***100
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.17 W 84*** 98
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1352.00 W101  84
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.305 D 91  91
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE19.92 SOM 78  86
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE3140 NK 71  84
LATVIA, RIGA0.600 LAT 82  85
LEBANON, BEIRUT1513 L.L. 98 104
LESOTHO, MASERU5.17 M 68*** 85
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.390 D124 102
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 82  92
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 82  92
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE55.20 MD 74  83
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO5530.91 FMG 75  88
MALAWI, LILONGWE25.89 K 84*** 97
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.728 M$ 74  82
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RF 89  91
MALI, BAMAKO 597 CFAF 78  91
MALTA, VALETTA0.396 L 76  86
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 91 107
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT176.30 UM 83  97
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS23.53 RS 70  83
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY8.50 N$ 76  87
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$101 115
MOLDOVA, KISHINEV4.72 MDL 83  89
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR822.00 T 77  88
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 84 114
MOROCCO, RABAT9.61 DH 79  85
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11435 MT 82  95
MYANMAR, YANGOON249.00 K 83  94
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK5.17 N$ 71  84
NEPAL, KATHMANDU64.50 RS 71  84
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS113 143
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.00 FLS 84  95
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA108.55 CFPF109 138
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA10.355 C$ 77  91
NIGER, NIAMEY597 CFAF 78  92
NIGERIA, LAGOS84.80 N 87  91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 83  91
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD43.965 RS 77  88
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 82  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY2.01 K 78  84
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2670 G 76  84
PERU, LIMA2.84 S/ 88  92
PHILIPPINES, MANILA38.60 P 81  85
POLAND, WARSAW33600 ZL 85 102
PORTUGAL, LISBON182 ESC 82  89
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 75*** 89
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST8501.00 LEI 86*** 94
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW6.162 R102 110
RWANDA, KIGALI305.84 RWFR 86 100
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 86 118
SAMOA, APIA2.918 WS$ 74  88
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME6876.48 DB 85  95
SENEGAL, DAKAR 597 CFAF 80  93
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.017 S.R. 92 103
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN1450.00 LE 81  95
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.67 S$ 85  93
SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA34.08 SK 77  84
SLOVENIA,LJUBLJANA160.00 SIT 81  92
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA4.76 SI$ 80  92
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA5.17 R 74  83
SPAIN, MADRID151.00 PTS 84  91
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO62.25 RS 75  89
ST. KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 74  99
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 92 115
SUDAN, KHARTOUM1860.00 L 88 103
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO396.00 FLS 81  95
SWAZILAND, MBABANE5.17 E 70  79
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM7.70 SKR 85  98
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.48 SWF 98 113
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS45.00 LS 85  86
THAILAND, BANGKOK40.00 BAHT 74  85
TOGO, LOME597 CFAF 85  91
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.35 P 81  91
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.24 TT$ 80  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.158 D 80  85
TURKEY, ANKARA252000 L.T. 79  88
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5150.00 M 76  89
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$103 128
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.61 A$ 61*** 84
UGANDA, KAMPALA1210 SH 88  98
UKRAINE, KIEV2.01 HRYVNA 84  94
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.658 DH 89  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.600 L101 109
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM654.67 SH 88  95
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 81  96
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO10.30 N$100  96
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT87760.00 SOM 85 101
VANUATU, PORT VILA126.58 VT 81  95
VENEZUELA, CARACAS536.00 BS 91  90
VIETNAM, HANOI12975 D 79*** 88
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA133.85 YR 76  86
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE11.08 D 76  87
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA1670.00 K 84  88
ZIMBABWE, HARARE17.92 ZIM$ 68  82

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.