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 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  87
ALBANIA, TIRANA151.00 LEKS 88  95
ALGERIA, ALGIERS58.28 D 81  91
ANGOLA, LUANDA253271 KZR 95 107
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$107 129
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $101 100
ARMENIA, YEREVAN495.00 DRAM 79  89
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.50 A$ 78  88
AUSTRIA, VIENNA12.70 S 92 104
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU3875.00 M 91 101
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$100  99
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 87  88
BANGLADESH, DHAKA46.16 TK 77  86
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 90 103
BELARUS, MINSK43650.00 BR 71  79
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS37.10 BF 93 101
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 86  94
BENIN, COTONOU610 CFAF 79  92
BHUTAN, THIMPHU38.30 NU 74  85
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.40 $B 77  87
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.89 BHD 82  93
BOTSWANA, GABORONE3.820 P 69*** 78
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.130 CR$106 105
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $102 128
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.64 BRU$ 64*** 82
BULGARIA, SOFIA1800.00 LEVA 89 104
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU610 CFAF 77  92
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA407.580 BUFR 80 100
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3545 KHR 78  88
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE610 CFAF 78  91
CANADA, MONTREAL1.42 CAN$ 79  90
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA97.47 ESC 77  90
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI610 CFAF 83 100
CHAD, N'DJAMENA610 CFAF 92 110
CHILE, SANTIAGO445 CH$ 84  91
CHINA, BEIJING8.27 YRMB 95***102
CHINA, HONG KONG SAR 7.73 HK$145**** 98
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1342.94 $ 80  85
COMOROS, MORONI457.50 CF 96 101
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE610 CFAF 87***101
CONGO, DEM. REP., KINSHASA132000 Z 93  97
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.74 NZ$ 81  94
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE243.00 C 77  87
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN610 CFAF 81  89
CROATIA, ZAGREB6.50 K 82  92
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 82*** 94
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.516 L 79  90
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE34.40 KOS 83  88
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.85 DKR 87 103
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 95 101
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$100 116
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO14.10 RD$ 95 102
ECUADOR, QUITO4524 S 79  92
EGYPT, CAIRO3.39 L.E. 88  91
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.72 C 78  89
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO610 CFAF 85***104
ERITREA, ASMARA7.20 BR 77  87
ESTONIA, TALLINN14.37 EEK 73  80
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA6.94 BR 77  88
FIJI, SUVA1.89 $F 72  85
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.46 MK 79  89
FRANCE, PARIS6.10 FF 90 101
GABON, LIBREVILLE610 CFAF 82  94
GAMBIA, BANJUL10.15 D 77  95
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.24 LARI 84  89
GERMANY, BONN1.796 DM 89**** 96
GHANA, ACCRA2282 C 80  90
GREECE, ATHENS284 DR 79  87
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 128
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY6.19 Q. 80  91
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU610 PG 84  99
GUINEA, CONAKRY1125 FG 86  89
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN142.00 G$ 81  93
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE17.35 G. 81  87
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA13.15 L. 74  86
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST206.00 FT 84  85
INDIA, NEW DELHI38.30 RS 85  82
INDONESIA, JAKARTA10500 RP 81  78
IRAN, TEHERAN3000 RLS 90  90
IRAQ, BAGHDAD1600 I.D. 80  92
ITALY, ROME1780 LIT 81  95
JAMAICA, KINGSTON36.22 J$ 95 108
JAPAN, TOKYO128.00 Y125 112
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 79  88
KAZAKSTAN, ALMA ATY75.00 T 86  99
KENYA, NAIROBI60.00 SH 82  90
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.50 A$ 92***102
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.14 W 85*** 97
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1600.00 W 98  79
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.305 D 91  91
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE17.70 SOM 80  88
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE2444 NK 71  84
LATVIA, RIGA0.590 LAT 83  85
LEBANON, BEIRUT1519 L.L. 97 103
LESOTHO, MASERU4.94 M 70*** 86
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.389 D116 103
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 82  91
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 82  91
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE55.60 MD 74  82
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO5474.84 FMG 75  88
MALAWI, LILONGWE22.91 K 74*** 87
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.79 M$ 71  77
MALDIVES, MALE11.72 RF 90  90
MALI, BAMAKO 610 CFAF 77  94
MALTA, VALETTA0.396 L 75  85
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 91 106
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT170.85 UM 85  98
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS22.63 RS 71  83
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY8.35 N$ 76  87
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$100 113
MOLDOVA, KISHINEV4.60 MDL 84  89
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR817.00 T 78  88
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 85 113
MOROCCO, RABAT9.86 DH 78  85
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11400 MT 83  95
MYANMAR, YANGOON245.00 K 83  93
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK4.94 N$ 73  85
NEPAL, KATHMANDU62.00 RS 72  84
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS112 141
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.02 FLS 84  94
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA110.91 CFPF107 135
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA10.00 C$ 77  90
NIGER, NIAMEY610 CFAF 73  91
NIGERIA, LAGOS83.20 N 92  91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 83  91
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD43.861 RS 76  89
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 82  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY1.800 K 82  86
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2515 G 77  84
PERU, LIMA2.80 S/ 88  92
PHILIPPINES, MANILA39.80 P 80  83
POLAND, WARSAW34600 ZL 84 100
PORTUGAL, LISBON184 ESC 82  88
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 76*** 89
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST8130.00 LEI 85*** 92
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW6.060 R102 109
RWANDA, KIGALI305.60 RWFR 86  99
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 86 117
SAMOA, APIA2.730 WS$ 77  89
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME6851.38 DB 78  91
SENEGAL, DAKAR 610 CFAF 77  92
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.040 S.R. 93 102
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN820.00 LE 99 111
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.64 S$ 87  94
SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA35.31 SK 76  83
SLOVENIA,LJUBLJANA166.00 SIT 80  90
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA4.72 SI$ 80  91
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA4.94 R 76  84
SPAIN, MADRID152.00 PTS 85  91
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO61.60 RS 75  88
ST. KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 74  98
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 92 115
SUDAN, KHARTOUM1744.00 L 89 103
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO396.00 FLS 81  94
SWAZILAND, MBABANE4.94 E 71  80
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM7.90 SKR 84  97
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.46 SWF100 114
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS45.00 LS 88  89
THAILAND, BANGKOK42.47 BAHT 72  83
TOGO, LOME610 CFAF 82  92
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.26 P 84  93
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.24 TT$ 79  88
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.140 D 79  85
TURKEY, ANKARA226000 L.T. 80  88
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5150.00 M 76  89
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$103 127
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.50 A$ 64*** 87
UGANDA, KAMPALA1140 SH 89  99
UKRAINE, KIEV1.95 HRYVNA 85  94
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.66 DH 89  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.600 L102 108
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM652.12 SH 88  94
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 82  95
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO10.07 N$101  96
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT82710.00 SOM 85  99
VANUATU, PORT VILA121.38 VT 83  96
VENEZUELA, CARACAS516.25 BS 91  88
VIETNAM, HANOI12965 D 79*** 87
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA132.40 YR 81  92
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE5.927 D 77  87
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA1546.00 K 84  87
ZIMBABWE, HARARE17.00 ZIM$ 69  81

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.