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How many work hours can get you an iPhone?

Last updated on: September 21, 2012 08:53 IST

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People working in Zurich are able to afford the iPhone 4S, the quickest, after 22 hours of work. The working time required is ten times longer in Mexico City and Bucharest.

In Indian cities, the working time is over three hundred hours to buy an iPhone. In Beijing, one has to work for 184 hours to afford an iPhone S.

The UBS survey on price and earnings tracks the purchasing power iPhone 4S (16 GB) – one of the most sought-after products in recent years.

If we exclude discounted offers used to lock buyers into a contract, buying an iPhone can take a considerable amount of work, says the UBS report.

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Manila

The working time required to buy an iPhone is highest in Manila.

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 435 hours

(Price of the product divided by the weighted net hourly wage in 15 professions.)

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New Delhi

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 369.5 hours

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Jakarta

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 348.5 hours

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Mumbai

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 338 hours

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Nairobi

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 292.5 hours

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Cairo

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 290.5 hours

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Caracas

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 271.5 hours

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Kiev

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 266.5 hours

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Sofia

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 247.5 hours

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Bucharest

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 229.5 hours

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Zurich

Zurich tops the list as it takes just 22 hours of work time to buy an iPhone.

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Image: One of the first iPhone buyers in Switzerland poses for photographers next to Apple's new iPhone 3G as it went on sale in Zurich.
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Geneva

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 23.5 hours

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Image: A visitor looks at Apple patents displayed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva.
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New York

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 27.5 hours

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Image: Keenen Thompson and Jessica Mellow (R) surf the web while waiting in line to buy an iPhone 4S at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York.
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Luxembourg

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 29.5 hours

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Miami

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 32.5 hours

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Image: A man with video camera records outside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts before Apple introduced the iPhone 5 during Apple Inc.'s iPhone media event in San Francisco, California.
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Sydney

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 32.5 hours

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Chicago

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 32 hours

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Image: People cast shadows as they use their iPhones to take pictures of a shrine in front of an Apple store in Chicago.
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Los Angeles

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 33 hours

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Tokyo

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 35 hours

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Image: A man wearing a mask of Apple founder Steve Jobs stands in a line to buy an iPhone 4S in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo.
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Toronto

No of work hours needed to pay for an iPhone 4S: 37.5 hours

 



Image: Martina Navratilova (L) looks at Serena Williams' Iphone while playing in an exhibition doubles match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto.
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