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 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 61  89
ALBANIA, TIRANA157.00 LEKS 89  93
ALGERIA, ALGIERS56.60 D 83  91
ANGOLA, LUANDA194000 KZR 99 107
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ST.JOHN'S2.70 EC$107 125
ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES0.998 $102 100
ARMENIA, YEREVAN495.00 DRAM 75  82
AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY1.31 A$ 88  94
AUSTRIA, VIENNA11.90 S100 108
AZERBAIJAN, BAKU4030.00 M 95 100
BAHAMAS, NASSAU1.00 BAH$104  98
BAHRAIN, MANAMA0.376 BD 82  85
BANGLADESH, DHAKA43.60 TK 79  87
BARBADOS, BRIDGETOWN2.00 BAR$ 98 107
BELARUS, MINSK26050.00 BR 76  80
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS34.80 BF 99 104
BELIZE, BELMOPAN1.98 BZE$ 89  94
BENIN, COTONOU574 CFAF 83  93
BHUTAN, THIMPHU35.50 NU 80  87
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ5.22 $B 78  86
BOTSWANA, GABORONE3.52 P 72*** 79
BRAZIL, BRASILIA1.070 CR$113 106
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ROADTOWN1.00 $103 124
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, DARUSSALAM1.44 BRU$ 72*** 88
BULGARIA, SOFIA1500.00 LEVA 87  97
BURKINA FASO, OUAGADOUGOU574 CFAF 72  85
BURUNDI, BUJUMBURA337 BUFR 83***101
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH2738 KHR 83  90
CAMEROON, YAOUNDE574 CFAF 83  94
CANADA, MONTREAL1.38 CAN$ 82  91
CAPE VERDE, PRAIA90.90 ESC 82  92
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., BANGUI574 CFAF 90 103
CHAD, N'DJAMENA574 CFAF 93***102
CHILE, SANTIAGO415 CH$ 88  91
CHINA, BEIJING8.28 YRMB 98***101
COLOMBIA, BOGOTA1058 $ 88  90
COMOROS, MORONI431 CF103 102
CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE574 CFAF 92***102
COOK ISLANDS, AVARUA1.44 NZ$ 94***100
COSTA RICA, SAN JOSE225.00 C 80  87
COTE D'IVOIRE, ABIDJAN574 CFAF 83  91
CROATIA, ZAGREB5.98 K 86  93
CUBA, HAVANA1.000 $ 83*** 90
CYPRUS, NICOSIA0.503 L 76  83
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE33.10 KOS 82  90
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN6.47 DKR 92 105
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI177 DFR100 102
DOMINICA, ROSEAU2.70 EC$101 114
DOMINICAN REP., SANTO DOMINGO14.00 RD$ 95 101
ECUADOR, QUITO3890 S 81  91
EGYPT, CAIRO3.37 L.E. 89  91
EL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR8.71 C 81  89
EQUATORIAL GUINEA, MALABO574 CFAF 89***105
ERITREA, ASMARA6.65 BR 84  88
ESTONIA, TALLINN13.60 EEK 77  81
ETHIOPIA, ADDIS ABABA6.65 BR 90***105
FIJI, SUVA1.37 $F 86  94
FINLAND, HELSINKI5.11 MK 85  92
FRANCE, PARIS5.74 FF 98 104
GABON, LIBREVILLE574 CFAF 87  96
GAMBIA, BANJUL9.75 D 79  96
GEORGIA, TBILISI1.24 LARI 89  99
GERMANY, BONN1.70 DM 96**** 99
GHANA, ACCRA2010 C 86  97
GREECE, ATHENS274 DR 82  88
GRENADA, ST. GEORGE'S2.70 EC$100 124
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY5.95 Q. 81  90
GUINEA BISSAU, BISSAU574 PG 85 101
GUINEA, CONAKRY1030 FG 92  91
GUYANA, GEORGETOWN139.00 G$ 82  88
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE16.70 G. 84  88
HONDURAS, TEGUCIGALPA12.80 L. 73  84
HONG KONG, HONG KONG7.73 HK$186 105
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST182.00 FT 88**** 86
INDIA, NEW DELHI35.50 RS 85  90
INDONESIA, JAKARTA2398 RP 90  96
ITALY, ROME1665 LIT 88  97
JAMAICA, KINGSTON34.70 J$ 98 109
JAPAN, TOKYO117.00 Y138 118
JORDAN, AMMAN0.708 JD 80  87
KAZAKSTAN, ALMA ATY75.00 T 87  93
KENYA, NAIROBI55.10 SH 85  92
KIRIBATI, TARAWA1.31 A$ 96***101
KOREA, DEM. PEOPLE'S REP., PYONGYANG2.15 W 82*** 89
KOREA, REP. OF, SEOUL881 W113  94
KUWAIT, KUWAIT0.303 D 94*** 90
KYRGYZSTAN, FRUNZE17.90 SOM 82  90
LAO PEOPLE'S DEM. REP., VIENTIANE1010 NK 88***101
LATVIA, RIGA0.580 LAT102 112
LEBANON, BEIRUT1541 L.L.101 103
LESOTHO, MASERU4.47 M 74*** 87
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, TRIPOLI0.379 D122***103
LITHUANIA, VILNIUS4.00 LTL 89  96
MACAO, MACAO8.02 PAT 86  92
MACEDONIA, FYR of, SKOPJE45.10 MD 80  87
MADAGASCAR, ANTANANARIVO4940 FMG 80  89
MALAWI, LILONGWE15.20 K 89*** 98
MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR2.46 M$ 87  89
MALDIVES, MALE11.70 RF 88  89
MALE, BAMAKO 574 CFAF 82  95
MALTA, VALETTA0.384 L 79  86
MARSHALL ISLANDS1.00 US$ 94 105
MAURITANIA, NOUAKCHOTT143.00 UM 98 115
MAURITIUS, PORT LOUIS20.00 RS 77  87
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY7.89 N$ 80  85
MICRONESIA, KOLONIA1.00 US$100 110
MOLDOVA, KISHINEV4.60 MDL 87  85
MONGOLIA, ULAN BATOR790.00 T 82*** 89
MONTSERRAT, PLYMOUTH2.70 EC$ 88 113
MOROCCO, RABAT9.39 DH 83  85
MOZAMBIQUE, MAPUTO11200 MT 84  95
MYANMAR, YANGOON167.00 K 86 107
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK4.47 N$ 77  90
NEPAL, KATHMANDU56.80 RS 77  86
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, CURACAO1.79 FLS113 137
NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE1.91 FLS 92 100
NEW CALEDONIA, NOUMEA104.00 CFPF113 136
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA9.20 C$ 81  89
NIGER, NIAMEY574 CFAF 78  93
NIGERIA, LAGOS84.20 N 84*** 91
OMAN, MUSCAT0.384 RO 86  91
PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD39.90 RS 76  84
PANAMA, PANAMA CITY1.00 B 85  83
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PORT MORESBY1.370 K 98  94
PARAGUAY, ASUNCION2138 G 83  88
PERU, LIMA2.63 S/ 90  93
PHILIPPINES, MANILA26.20 P101  86
POLAND, WARSAW31500 ZL 87  99
PORTUGAL, LISBON170 ESC 88  91
QATAR, DOHA3.64 QR 79*** 89
ROMANIA, BUCHAREST7060.00 LEI 79*** 86
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, MOSCOW5720.00 R103 105
RWANDA, KIGALI300.00 RWFR 89  98
SAINT LUCIA, CASTRIES2.70 EC$ 88 114
SAMOA, APIA2.41 WS$ 88  96
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAO TOME4210.00 DB 84  94
SENEGAL, DAKAR 574 CFAF 82  93
SEYCHELLES, VICTORIA4.86 S.R.104 118
SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN820.00 LE 97 107
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE1.44 S$ 97  99
SLOVENIA,LJUBLJANA154.00 SIT 85  90
SOLOMON ISLANDS, HONIARA3.61 SI$ 88  98
SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA4.47 R 82  86
SPAIN, MADRID144.00 PTS 90  92
SRI LANKA, COLOMBO57.40 RS 78  88
ST. KITTS-NEVIS, BASSETERRE2.70 EC$ 76  97
ST. VINCENT-GRENADINES, KINGSTOWN2.70 EC$ 95 115
SUDAN, KHARTOUM1515.00 L 92 100
SURINAME, PARAMARIBO398.00 FLS 80  90
SWAZILAND, MBABANE4.47 E 75  81
SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM7.68 SKR 92  92
SWITZERLAND, GENEVA1.41 SWF107 115
SYRIAN ARAB REP., DAMASCUS43.30 LS 92  83
THAILAND, BANGKOK25.90 BAHT 87  85
TOGO, LOME574 CFAF 84  92
TONGA, NUKU'ALOFA1.26 P 85  96
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, PORT-OF-SPAIN6.06 TT$ 82  89
TUNISIA, TUNIS1.070 D 84  86
TURKEY, ANKARA138000 L.T. 83  88
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT5300.00 M 79  87
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, GRAND TURKS1.00 US$104 123
TUVALU, FUNAFUTI1.31 A$ 71*** 92
UGANDA, KAMPALA1020 SH 92 107
UKRAINE, KIEV1.80 HRYVNA 89  95
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ABU DHABI3.66 DH 92  86
UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON0.612 L104 107
UNITED REP. OF TANZANIA, DAR ES SALAAM607 SH 93***106
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C1.00 $ 84  94
URUGUAY, MONTEVIDEO9.26 N$108 110
UZBEKISTAN, TASHKENT60200.00 SOM 74  88
VANUATU, PORT VILA114.00 VT 85 102
VENEZUELA, CARACAS475.00 BS 87  85
VIETNAM, HANOI11640 D 83*** 89
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OF, SANAA126.70 YR 86  94
YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE5.61 D 80  88
ZAMBIA, LUSAKA1280.00 K 86*** 99
ZIMBABWE, HARARE11.00 ZIM$ 80  89

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.