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 1997
COUNTRY OR AREA
PAYS OU ZONE
EXCHANGE RATE
PER US $*
COURS DU $
E-U
TOTAL EXCLUDING
HOUSING**
NON COMPRIS
L'HABITATION
AFGHANISTAN, KABUL20280 AFS 58  88
ALBANIA, TIRANA142.00 LEKS 88  96
ALGERIA, ALGIERS56.10 D 82  92
ANGOLA, LUANDA253300 KZR 96 107
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$107 128
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $101 100
ARMENIA, YEREVAN495.00 DRAM 74  83
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.47 A$ 80  89
AUSTRIA, VIENNA12.30 S 95 106
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU3950.00 M 92 101
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$101  99
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 88  88
BANGLADESH, DHAKA43.60 TK 78  87
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 93 107
BELARUS, MINSK29980.00 BR 78  87
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS36.40 BF 95 102
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 86  95
BENIN, COTONOU589 CFAF 81  93
BHUTAN, THIMPHU37.30 NU 77  86
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.22 $B 78  88
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.46 BHD 83  94
BOTSWANA, GABORONE3.70 P 71*** 79
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.110 CR$109 106
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $102 127
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.58 BRU$ 67*** 85
BULGARIA, SOFIA1770.00 LEVA 80  92
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU589 CFAF 70  85
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA396 BUFR 80***100
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH3382 KHR 79  89
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE589 CFAF 80  93
CANADA, MONTREAL1.42 CAN$ 78  90
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA92.80 ESC 80  92
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI589 CFAF 85 102
CHAD, N'DJAMENA589 CFAF 90***102
CHILE, SANTIAGO420 CH$ 86  92
CHINA, BEIJING8.28 YRMB 96***102
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1294 $ 81  85
COMOROS, MORONI442 CF100 102
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE589 CFAF 89***103
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.61 NZ$ 85*** 96
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE238.00 C 77  87
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN589 CFAF 83  91
CROATIA, ZAGREB6.50 K 82  91
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 83*** 95
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.530 L 79  90
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE33.40 KOS 81  92
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.71 DKR 88 104
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 96 102
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$100 116
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO14.00 RD$ 95 102
ECUADOR, QUITO4200 S 80  93
EGYPT, CAIRO3.37 L.E. 89  91
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.71 C 80  91
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO589 CFAF 86***105
ERITREA, ASMARA6.81 BR 80  89
ESTONIA, TALLINN14.10 EEK 74  80
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA6.81 BR 89***107
FIJI, SUVA1.46 $F 80  91
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.33 MK 81  91
FRANCE, PARIS5.89 FF 94 103
GABON, LIBREVILLE589 CFAF 84  95
GAMBIA, BANJUL9.95 D 78  96
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.24 LARI 85  90
GERMANY, BONN1.76 DM 93**** 98
GHANA, ACCRA2171 C 84  98
GREECE, ATHENS276 DR 81  88
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 127
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY6.06 Q. 81  92
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU589 PG 87 101
GUINEA, CONAKRY1125 FG 87  89
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN139.00 G$ 82  93
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.70 G. 83  88
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA13.10 L. 74  86
HONG KONG SAR 7.73 HK$187****106
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST194.00 FT 85  86
INDIA, NEW DELHI36.10 RS 87  83
INDONESIA, JAKARTA3502 RP 80  89
ITALY, ROME1720 LIT 84  96
JAMAICA, KINGSTON35.70 J$ 96 108
JAPAN, TOKYO127.80 Y126 113
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 79  88
KAZAKSTAN, ALMA ATY75.00 T 87  99
KENYA, NAIROBI64.00 SH 79  89
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.47 A$ 93***102
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.14 W 85*** 97
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL1150 W104  87
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.303 D 92*** 92
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE17.50 SOM 81  88
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE1798 NK 78*** 89
LATVIA, RIGA0.590 LAT 83  85
LEBANON, BEIRUT1541 L.L. 98 103
LESOTHO, MASERU4.86 M 70*** 86
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.379 D119***104
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 82  91
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 84  93
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE55.00 MD 75  83
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO5320 FMG 76  89
MALAWI, LILONGWE17.30 K 83*** 95
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR3.45 M$ 75  78
MALDIVES, MALE11.70 RF 90  91
MALI, BAMAKO 589 CFAF 79  95
MALTA, VALETTA0.384 L 77  86
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 92 106
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT164.00 UM 87 100
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS21.70 RS 73  85
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY8.10 N$ 79  87
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$100 113
MOLDOVA, KISHINEV4.60 MDL 84  86
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR805.00 T 79*** 88
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 85 114
MOROCCO, RABAT9.50 DH 80  85
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11400 MT 83  95
MYANMAR, YANGOON279.00 K 82  91
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK4.86 N$ 73  88
NEPAL, KATHMANDU60.30 RS 74  85
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS112 140
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE1.99 FLS 87  99
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA107.00 CFPF110 137
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA9.74 C$ 78  91
NIGER, NIAMEY589 CFAF 75  93
NIGERIA, LAGOS81.20 N 93*** 91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 84  91
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD43.90 RS 76  89
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 83  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY1.550 K 90  91
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2188 G 81  88
PERU, LIMA2.71 S/ 89  93
PHILIPPINES, MANILA34.30 P 87  86
POLAND, WARSAW33400 ZL 85  99
PORTUGAL, LISBON180 ESC 83  89
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 77*** 89
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST7765.00 LEI 84*** 90
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW5.900 R103 108
RWANDA, KIGALI296.00 RWFR 88 100
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 87 116
SAMOA, APIA2.59 WS$ 87 100
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME5970.00 DB 80  92
SENEGAL, DAKAR 589 CFAF 79  93
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA4.62 S.R. 98 106
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN820.00 LE 98 110
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.58 S$ 90  96
SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA33.70 SK 78  85
SLOVENIA,LJUBLJANA166.00 SIT 81  89
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA3.71 SI$ 85  97
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA4.86 R 77  84
SPAIN, MADRID149.00 PTS 86  91
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO59.30 RS 77  89
ST. KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 75  98
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 93 116
SUDAN, KHARTOUM1645.00 L 91 104
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO398.00 FLS 79  90
SWAZILAND, MBABANE4.86 E 70  81
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM7.60 SKR 87  99
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.42 SWF103 116
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS45.00 LS 88  82
THAILAND, BANGKOK40.00 BAHT 75  84
TOGO, LOME589 CFAF 83  93
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.26 P 85  93
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.25 TT$ 79  88
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.090 D 81  86
TURKEY, ANKARA189000 L.T. 82  89
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5300.00 M 77  89
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$103 126
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.47 A$ 65*** 88
UGANDA, KAMPALA1130 SH 89  98
UKRAINE, KIEV1.84 HRYVNA 86  95
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.66 DH 90  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.600 L103 109
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM608 SH 89*** 95
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 82  94
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO9.71 N$106 110
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT78500.00 SOM 84  98
VANUATU, PORT VILA114.00 VT 86  98
VENEZUELA, CARACAS496.00 BS 89  91
VIETNAM, HANOI12230 D 81*** 88
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA132.00 YR 82  93
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE5.81 D 78  87
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA1354.00 K 87*** 90
ZIMBABWE, HARARE14.50 ZIM$ 69  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.