Apple’s iPhones have always been expensive. But costs can get ridiculous if you buy one in Turkey, where the iPhone 14 starts at $1,699—or about twice the $799 you’ll pay in the US.
Nukeni, a global price-comparison website for gadgets, looked at iPhone 14 costs across 37 countries, 9to5Mac reports(Opens in a new window). The list(Opens in a new window) shows Turkey with the highest pricing for the iPhone 14 across all models and memory sizes.
Apple Store website in Turkey
For example, in Turkey, a 128GB iPhone 14 Pro costs $2,194, up from $999 in the US. Meanwhile, the 1TB iPhone 14 Pro Max can cost as much as $3,136; it’s $1,599 stateside.
These prices won’t surprise anyone in Turkey. For years, the country has imposed(Opens in a new window) exorbitant taxes on premium electronics that can increase(Opens in a new window) a product’s price by more than 100%. Not helping the matter is Turkey’s weakening currency and soaring inflation(Opens in a new window) on everyday goods.
Prices are so high that Turkey surpassed Brazil for the most expensive country to buy Apple’s flagship phone, according(Opens in a new window) to 9to5Mac. Like Turkey, Brazil also imposes high import taxes on electronics. As a result, the iPhone 14 starts at $1,473 in the country, up from $799 in the US.
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According to Nukeni, the US has the lowest iPhone 14 prices—but that’s before any sales tax is included. In Europe, Apple usually includes the value-added tax (VAT) in the pricing for the iPhone, so comparisons aren’t always apples to apples. In the UK, the iPhone 14 starts at £849 ($984) at a time when the value of the euro has been sinking against the dollar. In Sweden, the pricing gets even higher at 11,995 Swedish Krona ($1,129.55) for an iPhone 14 base model.
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