We recently wrote a post comparing the prices of iPads in Malaysia to a few other countries, such as the United States, Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. We concluded that out of those countries, Apple sells the cheapest iPads in Malaysia.
Interestingly, the Wall Street Journal just published a similar story, except their report covered the prices of iPads in over 45 countries. The data is from Commsec, which is a unit of Australia’s Commonwealth Bank.
Commsec specifically assessed the price of an iPad 16 GB Wi-Fi in US dollars. They concluded Argentina is the most expensive place to buy an iPad with a price of US$ 1094.11 (~ RM 3,510) and Malaysia is the cheapest place to buy an iPad with a price of US$ 473.77 (~RM 1520). This means you could buy two iPads in Malaysia for the price of one in Argentina – and still have money left over!
Many factors can affect the price differences among the countries, such as local taxes, travel costs, import regulations, and more.
Below are the rankings, from most expensive to cheapest.
Prices of an iPad 16 GB Wi-Fi in US$ in Various Countries[table “15” not found /]
Data Source: Commsec
You can buy the iPad with Retina Display 16 GB WiFi in Malaysia here.
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Source: Wall Street Journal
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