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 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 59  89
ALBANIA, TIRANA156.00 LEKS 88  94
ALGERIA, ALGIERS56.60 D 82  91
ANGOLA, LUANDA253300 KZR 97 108
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$106 127
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $100 100
ARMENIA, YEREVAN495.00 DRAM 74  83
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.35 A$ 85  93
AUSTRIA, VIENNA12.70 S 93 104
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU3950.00 M 92 100
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$101  99
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 88  88
BANGLADESH, DHAKA43.60 TK 78  86
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 93 106
BELARUS, MINSK26950.00 BR 74  80
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS37.10 BF 93 102
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 87  95
BENIN, COTONOU607 CFAF 80  92
BHUTAN, THIMPHU35.50 NU 78  87
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.22 $B 76  86
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SARAJEVO1.40 BHD 83  93
BOTSWANA, GABORONE3.70 P 70*** 79
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.096 CR$110 106
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $102 125
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.51 BRU$ 69*** 87
BULGARIA, SOFIA1800.00 LEVA 80  91
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU607 CFAF 69  84
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA351 BUFR 82***101
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH2880 KHR 80  90
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE607 CFAF 80  93
CANADA, MONTREAL1.39 CAN$ 80  91
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA95.70 ESC 79  91
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI607 CFAF 85 100
CHAD, N'DJAMENA607 CFAF 89***100
CHILE, SANTIAGO413 CH$ 87  92
CHINA, BEIJING8.28 YRMB 96***102
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1152 $ 84  88
COMOROS, MORONI455 CF100 101
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE607 CFAF 88***100
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.54 NZ$ 88*** 97
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE232.00 C 78  87
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN607 CFAF 79  89
CROATIA, ZAGREB6.50 K 83  92
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 81*** 90
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.522 L 74  83
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE34.20 KOS 80  90
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.84 DKR 88 103
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR 97 102
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$100 115
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO14.00 RD$ 93 101
ECUADOR, QUITO4074 S 80  92
EGYPT, CAIRO3.37 L.E. 87  91
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.71 C 80  90
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO607 CFAF 86***103
ERITREA, ASMARA6.85 BR 84  91
ESTONIA, TALLINN14.40 EEK 73  79
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA6.85 BR 88***105
FIJI, SUVA1.40 $F 83  93
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.42 MK 81  90
FRANCE, PARIS6.07 FF 93 101
GABON, LIBREVILLE607 CFAF 83  94
GAMBIA, BANJUL9.95 D 77  96
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.24 LARI 88 101
GERMANY, BONN1.80 DM 92**** 97
GHANA, ACCRA2171 C 84  97
GREECE, ATHENS283 DR 79  87
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$ 99 126
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY5.86 Q. 81  92
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU607 PG 85 101
GUINEA, CONAKRY1091 FG 88  90
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN139.00 G$ 81  89
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.70 G. 83  88
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA13.10 L. 74  84
HONG KONG, HONG KONG7.73 HK$186****105
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST197.00 FT 84  85
INDIA, NEW DELHI35.50 RS 87  83
INDONESIA, JAKARTA2970 RP 84  92
ITALY, ROME1780 LIT 82  94
JAMAICA, KINGSTON35.10 J$ 97 108
JAPAN, TOKYO118.00 Y134 118
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 79  87
KAZAKSTAN, ALMA ATY75.00 T 86  94
KENYA, NAIROBI65.00 SH 78  89
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.35 A$ 96***105
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.10 W 80*** 89
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL881 W111  95
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.303 D 92*** 91
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE17.00 SOM 81  92
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE1300 NK 82*** 95
LATVIA, RIGA0.580 LAT 98 111
LEBANON, BEIRUT1541 L.L. 99 104
LESOTHO, MASERU4.70 M 71*** 86
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.379 D119***103
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 88  97
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 84  93
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE56.60 MD 75  82
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO5320 FMG 76  88
MALAWI, LILONGWE17.30 K 83*** 94
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR2.84 M$ 83  83
MALDIVES, MALE11.70 RF 91  90
MALE, BAMAKO 607 CFAF 78  94
MALTA, VALETTA0.384 L 77  86
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 92 106
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT151.00 UM 92 103
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS21.70 RS 73  85
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY7.70 N$ 81  88
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$ 99 111
MOLDOVA, KISHINEV4.60 MDL 85  85
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR790.00 T 80*** 88
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 86 114
MOROCCO, RABAT9.50 DH 81  85
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11200 MT 84  95
MYANMAR, YANGOON202.00 K 83 106
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK4.70 N$ 74  88
NEPAL, KATHMANDU56.80 RS 76  86
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS112 139
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE2.02 FLS 87  98
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA110.00 CFPF107 133
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA9.47 C$ 79  89
NIGER, NIAMEY607 CFAF 75  92
NIGERIA, LAGOS81.20 N 84*** 92
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 84  91
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD39.90 RS 75  85
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 84  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY1.370 K 96  95
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2159 G 81  88
PERU, LIMA2.63 S/ 89  93
PHILIPPINES, MANILA28.80 P 94  84
POLAND, WARSAW33900 ZL 84  97
PORTUGAL, LISBON182 ESC 83  88
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 77*** 89
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST7456.00 LEI 82*** 92
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW5820.00 R102 107
RWANDA, KIGALI291.00 RWFR 88 100
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 86 115
SAMOA, APIA2.49 WS$ 88 100
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME4988.00 DB 81  93
SENEGAL, DAKAR 607 CFAF 78  92
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA5.01 S.R.100 116
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN820.00 LE 97 108
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.51 S$ 93  98
SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC, BRATISLAVA34.50 SK 78  84
SLOVENIA,LJUBLJANA170.00 SIT 80  88
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA3.61 SI$ 87  97
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA4.70 R 79  85
SPAIN, MADRID152.00 PTS 86  90
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO58.20 RS 76  89
ST. KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 75  98
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 94 116
SUDAN, KHARTOUM1580.00 L 92 105
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO398.00 FLS 79  90
SWAZILAND, MBABANE4.70 E 72  81
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM7.87 SKR 90  92
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.49 SWF101 113
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS45.00 LS 86  80
THAILAND, BANGKOK34.00 BAHT 74  78
TOGO, LOME607 CFAF 81  91
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.26 P 86  93
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.25 TT$ 80  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.140 D 80  85
TURKEY, ANKARA165000 L.T. 81  88
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5300.00 M 77  87
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$103 124
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.35 A$ 68*** 91
UGANDA, KAMPALA1095 SH 90  98
UKRAINE, KIEV1.82 HRYVNA 86  95
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.66 DH 91  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.621 L101 107
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM617 SH 91***107
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 83  94
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO9.42 N$107 111
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT66100.00 SOM 72  87
VANUATU, PORT VILA114.00 VT 82 101
VENEZUELA, CARACAS485.00 BS 88  88
VIETNAM, HANOI11640 D 82*** 89
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA136.00 YR 82  92
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE5.94 D 78  87
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA1293.00 K 85***100
ZIMBABWE, HARARE11.40 ZIM$ 77  88

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.