How Expensive are Apple products?


Constantly being asked about the prices of Apple products & whether it would be cheaper to buy them from the US resulted in this table. I have not considered the entire lineup [eg: Mac Pro], only the most sought after.

US ($) column are the prices as mentioned on the US Apple Online Store. Rupee equivalent is taken with the desi factor of 50, that is: US Dollar x 50 = Rupee equivalent (approx). India (Rs) column gives the prices as mentioned in the Indian Apple Store Online Catalogue. Percent column is the extra amount of the rupee equivalent[ e.g.:55% implies we must pay 55% more of the american price ]

Device

Cost

Difference(Rs) % extra of US price
US($)

Rupee  equivalent (USDx50)

India (Rs)
iPod touch

8Gb

200 10,000 15,500 5500 55%

32Gb

300 15,000 20,000 5000 33%
iPod Nano

8Gb

129 6500 11,000 4500 70%

16Gb

149 7500 13,000 5500 73%
iPod shuffle 2Gb 50 2500 3000 500 20%
iPod Classic 160Gb 249 12500 15000 2500 20%
iPad(wifi)

16Gb

500 25,000 30,000 5000 20%

32 Gb

600 30,000 35,000 5000 16.67%
iPad (3G)

16Gb

630 32,000 37,000 5000 15.5%

32Gb

730 37,000 42,000 5000 13.5%
iPhone
3GS (8Gb, unlocked) 375 19,000 20,000 1000 5.2%
4 (8Gb, unlocked) 550 27,500 N/A
4(16, unlocked) N/A N/A 32,500
MacBook Air
11″(64 Gb) 1000 50,000 57,000 7000 14%
11″ (128 Gb) 1200 60,000 68,000 8000 13.33%
13″ (128 Gb) 1300 65,000 74,000 9000 14%
13″ (256 Gb) 1600 80,000 90,000 10,000 12.5%
MacBook Pro
13″ (2.3ghz) 1200 60,000 70,000 10,000 16.67%
13″ (2.7ghz) 1500 75,000 85,000 10,000 13.33%
15″ (2.0ghz) 1800 90,000 1,05,000 15,000 16.67%
15″ (2.2ghz) 2200 1,10,000 1,25,000 15,000 12%
17″ (2.2ghz) 2500 1,25,000 1,43,000 18,000 14.4%
iMac
21.5″ (2.5ghz) 1200 60,000 65,000 5000 8.33%
21.5″ (2.7ghz) 1500 75,000 80,000 5000 6.67%
27″ (2.7ghz) 1700 85,000 92,000 7000 8.2%
27″ (3.1ghz) 2000 1,00,000 1,08,000 8000 8%
Mac Mini
2.3 ghz 600 30,000 34,000 4000 13.33%
2.5 ghz 800 40,000 45,000 5000 12.5%

Conclusion, there is a consistent markup of 12-15%

Apple products are a tad on the expensive side as it is, paying 12-15% EXTRA is just too much & that too in a price conscious country such as India. Is it any wonder that the market penetration of Apple here is pathetic?

The highlights are the the iPod Nano [70% extra!!! ] & the MacBook Pros [Rs 10,000-18,000 more!!]

Clearly it is better to buy them from the US & get it brought over.

Update:

As my elder brother, Ranjan pointed out, there is a tax that is not added in the price shown on Apple US. I checked & it is around 7%. That closes the gap a bit, but on the higher end products it still ends up hurting!

Thanks for the input bhai 🙂

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