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Picodi.com analytics compared iPhone 12 Pro (128 GB) prices with the average wages in selected countries in order to count the number of workdays required to buy the new Apple flagship.

The official price of the iPhone 12 Pro in 128 GB version in South Africa is going to be R23,499. However, buyers will find neither a charger nor earphones in this year’s flagship’s box.

According to the latest GUS data, the average wage in our country amounts to R22,579 gross (R19,327.63 net). It means that a statistical South African would have to work for 25.5 days to afford the iPhone 12 Pro. (without eating anything). In comparison with the last year’s iPhone Index, South Africa’s result deteriorated by 7.9 days.

High earnings in Australia, the United States, and Switzerland allow buying the new iPhone in 6.6, 6.1, and 4.4 days respectively.

The worst score among countries where the iPhone 12 Pro’s price is already known was noted in Argentina: in this country, an average citizen would have to lay aside 145.5 days worth of wages to buy a new iPhone. In Indonesia and Paraguay, this new gadget is worth 140.9 and 116.8 workdays.

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Methodology and sources

The iPhone Index 2020 has been calculated on the basis of iPhone 12 Pro prices announced publicly on local Apple or authorised seller websites. The average salaries come from the countries’ official ministry or statistical office pages and are valid for the date of publishing iPhone prices in the respective countries.

Net wages were obtained using local salary calculators. Monthly salaries were divided by 21 — the average number of workdays in a month. In countries where statistical offices use weekly wages, we divided the salary by 5.

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