HOW FAR WOULD YOUR iPHONE’S RESALE VALUE GO IN 60 COUNTRIES

(DAYS WAGES, RENT & BILLS OR NUMBER OF MEALS & BEERS)

iPhone resale value

TRADE-IN STUDY INTRODUCTION

We gathered the average cost of living figures for 60 major cities around the world… Discover how the average Americans iPhone can go from being an everyday commodity to a life-changing payday.

HOW FAR WOULD YOUR iPHONE’S VALUE GO?

With people paying their phones off monthly it’s often easy to forget that the cost of flagship handsets are now often breaking the $1,000 mark. As a cell phone trade-in website, BankMyCell wanted to provide data to show people how valuable their device is in comparison to the general cost of living in price-conscious markets.

The table below shows you just how many days’ wages after tax you would earn trading in three popular iPhone’s at the 256GB size in 60 different countries. The trade-in figures are taken from BankMyCell for the mid-tier storage size for all phones being ‘carrier unlocked’, city/country specific figures are from cost of living aggregator, Numbeo.

HOW MANY DAYS WAGES WOULD YOU EARN IN 60 COUNTRIES?

iPhone XS front

iPhone XS Max 256GB
Trade-in Price: $680.00

iPhone X front

iPhone X 256GB
Trade-in Price: $480.00

iPhone 8 front

iPhone 8 256GB
Trade-in Price: $335.00

If the average number of days people work a year is around the 240 mark (minus personal/public holidays), selling an iPhone XS Max 256GB would earn the average American 1.66% of their yearly salary after taxes at 4 days wages.

BIGGEST PAYDAY

Selling an iPhone XS Max 256GB would earn the average person living in Cairo, Egypt 30.29% of their yearly salary after taxes at 72.7 days wages.

A DROP IN THE OCEAN

Selling an iPhone XS Max 256GB would earn the average person living in Southampton, Bermuda 1.04% of their yearly salary after taxes at 2.5 days wages.

iPhone value vs global wages

COMPARING iPHONE X PRICES AGAINST FOOD, DRINK, RENT, AND BILLS

We took what will be one of 2019’s most popular traded in iPhone’s (iPhone X) and compared its resale value against cost of living figures for survival and recreational costs in best/worst case scenarios. Essentially, we can see extremities at each end of the spectrum if you were to repurpose your iPhone’s value in a major city from the 60 countries used in this study.

iPHONE X VALUE VS MEALS OUT

How many times could you eat out at a reasonably priced restaurant in a major town or city?

iPhone X value into meals

WHAT THE CHART SHOWS

The comparison for meals out is monumental, you could dine in a restaurant every day for almost a year in Colombo, Sri Lanka at 276 visits for the cost of an iPhone X. However, in Southampton, Bermuda you would barely get past 2 weeks at 16 restaurant meals.

Data locations used in the other countries featured:

  • Switzerland (Bern), Iceland (Reykjavik), Italy (Pisa), Luxembourg (Luxembourg).
  • Bangladesh (Chittagong), Pakistan (Islamabad), India (Gujarat), Vietnam (Hanoi).

iPHONE X VALUE VS BEER

How many times 0.5L domestic beers could you buy in a major town or city?

iPhone X value into beers

WHAT THE CHART SHOWS

Selling your iPhone X could get you 585 domestic beers in Hanoi, Vietnam compared to only 24 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Again, these figures are quit astounding, where you’ll be able to get 24 times the amount of beers in Vietnam compared to Iceland, letting you buy a beer every day for over a year and a half.

Data locations used in the other countries featured:

  • Norway (Oslo), Israel (Tel Aviv-Yafo), Finland (Helsinki), UAE (Abu Dhabi).
  • Ukraine (Kiev), Russia (Khabarovsk), Colombia (Bogota), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

iPHONE X VALUE VS PROPERTY RENTAL

How many times days or months could you rent an average 1-bed city center apartment in a major town or city?

iPhone X value into rent

WHAT THE CHART SHOWS

The value of your iPhone X would not go that far in Hong Kong, where you would be able to rent a reasonable 1-bed city center apartment for only 5.7 days. In Gujarat, India you’ll be able to rent for 28 times longer at 5.4 months, putting a roof over your head for almost half a year.

Data locations used in the other countries featured:

  • Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Bermuda (Southampton), Israel (Tel Aviv-Yafo).
  • Croatia (Zagreb), Egypt (Cairo), Bangladesh (Chittagong), Mexico (Guadalajara), India (Gujarat).

iPHONE X VALUE VS UTILITY BILLS

How many months could you cover your utility bills in a major town or city? The utility bills costs include electricity, cooling, heating, water, gas, and garbage.

iPhone X value into bills

WHAT THE CHART SHOWS

With all utility usages being based on an 85m2 apartment, citizens of Berlin, Germany could cover their home running costs for 1.68 months for the value of their iPhone X. Alternatively, if you lived in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa, you could cover the costs of your property for over 2 years (14 times more)

Data locations used in the other countries featured:

  • Switzerland (Bern), Iceland (Reykjavik), Italy (Pisa), Luxembourg (Luxembourg).
  • Bangladesh (Chittagong), Pakistan (Islamabad), India (Gujarat), Vietnam (Hanoi).

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TODAYS iPHONE TRADE-IN PRICES

To get an idea of the values you can get when selling your old iPhone in the US, check out our latest iPhone trade-in pricing below:

ALL iPHONE TRADE-IN PRICES

OTHER 60 COUNTRIES

FIND YOUR COUNTRY AND iPHONE BELOW

LOCATION MONTHLY WAGES AFTER TAXMax (Months)X (Months)8 (Months)
Cairo, EGYPT$1873.642.571.79
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA$2133.202.261.58
Abuja, NIGERIA$2193.102.191.53
Gujarat, INDIA$2482.741.931.35
Accra, GHANA$2542.671.891.32
Colombo, SRI LANKA$2652.561.811.26
Islamabad, PAKISTAN$3162.151.521.06
Jakarta, INDONESIA$3332.041.441.01
Bogota, COLOMBIA$3431.981.400.98
Chittagong, BANGLADESH$3521.931.370.95
Nairobi, KENYA$3561.911.350.94
Kiev, UKRAINE$3801.791.260.88
Ankara, TURKEY$4211.621.140.80
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA$4521.501.060.74
Banja Luka, BOSNIA$4801.421.000.70
Hanoi, VIETNAM$4851.400.990.69
Manila, PHILIPPINES$4961.370.970.68
Rabat, MOROCCO$5211.310.920.64
Guadalajara, MEXICO$5231.300.920.64
Bucharest, ROMANIA$6691.020.720.50
Sofia, BULGARIA$7410.920.650.45
Santiago, CHILE$7610.890.630.44
San Jose, COSTA RICA$7900.860.610.42
Bangkok, THAILAND$8010.850.600.42
Budapest, HUNGARY$8010.850.600.42
Athens, GREECE$8170.830.590.41
Krakow, POLAND$9080.750.530.37
Zagreb, CROATIA$9680.700.500.35
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA$10050.680.480.33
Lisbon, PORTUGAL$10100.670.480.33
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA$11320.600.420.30
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC$12160.560.390.28
Beijing, CHINA$12200.560.390.27
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA$16230.420.300.21
Barcelona, SPAIN$16500.410.290.20
Pisa, ITALY$16560.410.290.20
North Vancouver, CANADA$20990.320.230.16
St Albans, UK$21510.320.220.16
Vienna, AUSTRIA$23010.300.210.15
Brussels, BELGIUM$23290.290.210.14
Tel Aviv-Yafo, ISRAEL$23510.290.200.14
Berlin, GERMANY$23940.280.200.14
Hong Kong, HONG KONG$24800.270.190.14
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND$26860.250.180.12
Dublin, IRELAND$27360.250.180.12
Paris, FRANCE$27690.250.170.12
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA$27730.250.170.12
Helsinki, FINLAND$28140.240.170.12
Stockholm, SWEDEN$28760.240.170.12
Abu Dhabi, UAE$29100.230.160.12
Tokyo, JAPAN$29360.230.160.11
Singapore, SINGAPORE$29460.230.160.11
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS$29760.230.160.11
Reykjavik, ICELAND$31670.210.150.11
Copenhagen, DENMARK$33070.210.150.10
Columbus, USA$34280.200.140.10
Oslo, NORWAY$35350.190.140.09
Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG$38430.180.120.09
Bern, SWITZERLAND$45060.150.110.07
Southampton, BERMUDA$55000.120.090.06
LOCATION MEAL, INEXPENSIVEMaxX8
Cairo, EGYPT$3.9117412386
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA$5.001369667
Abuja, NIGERIA$2.60262185129
Gujarat, INDIA$2.05332234163
Accra, GHANA$4.1616311581
Colombo, SRI LANKA$1.74391276193
Islamabad, PAKISTAN$1.88362255178
Jakarta, INDONESIA$2.63259183127
Bogota, COLOMBIA$3.8917512386
Chittagong, BANGLADESH$1.88362255178
Nairobi, KENYA$4.941389768
Kiev, UKRAINE$4.6214710473
Ankara, TURKEY$3.4819513896
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA$6.101117955
Banja Luka, BOSNIA$3.5219313695
Hanoi, VIETNAM$2.15316223156
Manila, PHILIPPINES$3.7218312990
Rabat, MOROCCO$3.6918413091
Guadalajara, MEXICO$5.191319265
Bucharest, ROMANIA$7.38926545
Sofia, BULGARIA$5.871168257
Santiago, CHILE$8.80775538
San Jose, COSTA RICA$7.07966847
Bangkok, THAILAND$2.44279197137
Budapest, HUNGARY$6.041137955
Athens, GREECE$11.47594229
Krakow, POLAND$5.341279063
Zagreb, CROATIA$6.95986948
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA$2.40283200140
Lisbon, PORTUGAL$9.17745237
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA$8.34825840
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC$6.231097754
Beijing, CHINA$4.3215711178
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA$5.861168257
Barcelona, SPAIN$11.47594229
Pisa, ITALY$18.92362518
North Vancouver, CANADA$12.24563927
St Albans, UK$17.53392719
Vienna, AUSTRIA$11.47594229
Brussels, BELGIUM$17.20402819
Tel Aviv-Yafo, ISRAEL$14.98453222
Berlin, GERMANY$9.17745237
Hong Kong, HONG KONG$6.381077553
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND$11.82584128
Dublin, IRELAND$17.20402819
Paris, FRANCE$16.06423021
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA$12.08564028
Helsinki, FINLAND$13.76493524
Stockholm, SWEDEN$13.30513625
Abu Dhabi, UAE$6.811007049
Tokyo, JAPAN$8.88775438
Singapore, SINGAPORE$7.02976848
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS$17.20402819
Reykjavik, ICELAND$19.65352417
Copenhagen, DENMARK$18.45372618
Columbus, USA$14.50473323
Oslo, NORWAY$18.11382718
Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG$19.50352517
Bern, SWITZERLAND$20.10342417
Southampton, BERMUDA$30.00231611
LOCATION DOMESTIC BEER 0.5 LtrMaxX8
Cairo, EGYPT$1.67407287201
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA$1.00680480335
Abuja, NIGERIA$1.10618436305
Gujarat, INDIA$1.91356251175
Accra, GHANA$1.04654462322
Colombo, SRI LANKA$2.03335236165
Islamabad, PAKISTAN$2.26301212148
Jakarta, INDONESIA$2.30296209146
Bogota, COLOMBIA$0.97701495345
Chittagong, BANGLADESH$3.23211149104
Nairobi, KENYA$2.00340240168
Kiev, UKRAINE$0.89764539376
Ankara, TURKEY$2.43280198138
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA$0.95716505353
Banja Luka, BOSNIA$1.17581410286
Hanoi, VIETNAM$0.82829585409
Manila, PHILIPPINES$1.12607429299
Rabat, MOROCCO$2.63259183127
Guadalajara, MEXICO$1.30523369258
Bucharest, ROMANIA$1.97345244170
Sofia, BULGARIA$1.47463327228
Santiago, CHILE$3.6718513191
San Jose, COSTA RICA$2.53269190132
Bangkok, THAILAND$2.44279197137
Budapest, HUNGARY$1.60425300209
Athens, GREECE$4.5914810573
Krakow, POLAND$2.14318224157
Zagreb, CROATIA$2.32293207144
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA$3.6018913393
Lisbon, PORTUGAL$2.29297210146
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA$2.11322227159
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC$1.60425300209
Beijing, CHINA$1.44472333233
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA$1.33511361252
Barcelona, SPAIN$3.4419814097
Pisa, ITALY$4.0117012084
North Vancouver, CANADA$4.2116211480
St Albans, UK$5.191319265
Vienna, AUSTRIA$4.5914810573
Brussels, BELGIUM$4.5914810573
Tel Aviv-Yafo, ISRAEL$8.17835941
Berlin, GERMANY$4.0117012084
Hong Kong, HONG KONG$6.381077553
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND$5.911158157
Dublin, IRELAND$6.311087653
Paris, FRANCE$6.88997049
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA$4.971379767
Helsinki, FINLAND$8.03856042
Stockholm, SWEDEN$7.15956747
Abu Dhabi, UAE$10.21674733
Tokyo, JAPAN$3.3720214299
Singapore, SINGAPORE$6.531047451
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS$4.871409969
Reykjavik, ICELAND$10.11674733
Copenhagen, DENMARK$6.92986948
Columbus, USA$4.0017012084
Oslo, NORWAY$10.26664733
Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG$5.731198458
Bern, SWITZERLAND$6.031138056
Southampton, BERMUDA$6.001138056
LOCATION 1 MONTH APARTMENT RENTALMaxX8
Cairo, EGYPT$174.713.92.71.9
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA$598.871.10.80.6
Abuja, NIGERIA$316.812.11.51.1
Gujarat, INDIA$88.767.75.43.8
Accra, GHANA$988.710.70.50.3
Colombo, SRI LANKA$272.692.51.81.2
Islamabad, PAKISTAN$186.093.72.61.8
Jakarta, INDONESIA$381.181.81.30.9
Bogota, COLOMBIA$387.771.81.20.9
Chittagong, BANGLADESH$110.776.14.33.0
Nairobi, KENYA$406.201.71.20.8
Kiev, UKRAINE$462.111.51.00.7
Ankara, TURKEY$184.493.72.61.8
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA$523.881.30.90.6
Banja Luka, BOSNIA$225.503.02.11.5
Hanoi, VIETNAM$371.541.81.30.9
Manila, PHILIPPINES$480.051.41.00.7
Rabat, MOROCCO$432.721.61.10.8
Guadalajara, MEXICO$269.682.51.81.2
Bucharest, ROMANIA$409.451.71.20.8
Sofia, BULGARIA$379.991.81.30.9
Santiago, CHILE$474.221.41.00.7
San Jose, COSTA RICA$504.881.31.00.7
Bangkok, THAILAND$650.971.00.70.5
Budapest, HUNGARY$514.721.30.90.7
Athens, GREECE$348.432.01.41.0
Krakow, POLAND$550.331.20.90.6
Zagreb, CROATIA$474.691.41.00.7
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA$541.171.30.90.6
Lisbon, PORTUGAL$958.740.70.50.3
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA$780.770.90.60.4
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC$795.950.90.60.4
Beijing, CHINA$886.600.80.50.4
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA$426.161.61.10.8
Barcelona, SPAIN$1016.500.70.50.3
Pisa, ITALY$728.870.90.70.5
North Vancouver, CANADA$1391.880.50.30.2
St Albans, UK$1188.190.60.40.3
Vienna, AUSTRIA$945.410.70.50.4
Brussels, BELGIUM$933.610.70.50.4
Tel Aviv-Yafo, ISRAEL$1224.980.60.40.3
Berlin, GERMANY$958.580.70.50.3
Hong Kong, HONG KONG$2425.030.30.20.1
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND$1143.530.60.40.3
Dublin, IRELAND$1751.610.40.30.2
Paris, FRANCE$1345.990.50.40.2
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA$1002.360.70.50.3
Helsinki, FINLAND$1050.140.60.50.3
Stockholm, SWEDEN$1368.620.50.40.2
Abu Dhabi, UAE$1495.550.50.30.2
Tokyo, JAPAN$1037.260.70.50.3
Singapore, SINGAPORE$1826.200.40.30.2
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS$1739.960.40.30.2
Reykjavik, ICELAND$1621.470.40.30.2
Copenhagen, DENMARK$1487.650.50.30.2
Columbus, USA$933.330.70.50.4
Oslo, NORWAY$1468.580.50.30.2
Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG$1677.240.40.30.2
Bern, SWITZERLAND$1093.840.60.40.3
Southampton, BERMUDA$1500.000.50.30.2
LOCATION UTILITIES 85m2 APARTMENTMax (Months)X (Months)8 (Months)
Cairo, EGYPT$22.6930.021.214.8
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA$19.3235.224.817.3
Abuja, NIGERIA$58.2111.78.25.8
Gujarat, INDIA$36.0118.913.39.3
Accra, GHANA$76.858.86.24.4
Colombo, SRI LANKA$43.7415.511.07.7
Islamabad, PAKISTAN$56.1912.18.56.0
Jakarta, INDONESIA$92.927.35.23.6
Bogota, COLOMBIA$81.568.35.94.1
Chittagong, BANGLADESH$27.6924.617.312.1
Nairobi, KENYA$50.4013.59.56.6
Kiev, UKRAINE$87.197.85.53.8
Ankara, TURKEY$56.1012.18.66.0
Khabarovsk, RUSSIA$163.154.22.92.1
Banja Luka, BOSNIA$153.374.43.12.2
Hanoi, VIETNAM$55.4912.38.76.0
Manila, PHILIPPINES$125.055.43.82.7
Rabat, MOROCCO$44.6815.210.77.5
Guadalajara, MEXICO$29.2423.316.411.5
Bucharest, ROMANIA$104.046.54.63.2
Sofia, BULGARIA$105.616.44.53.2
Santiago, CHILE$133.905.13.62.5
San Jose, COSTA RICA$70.799.66.84.7
Bangkok, THAILAND$82.788.25.84.0
Budapest, HUNGARY$175.643.92.71.9
Athens, GREECE$160.074.23.02.1
Krakow, POLAND$190.923.62.51.8
Zagreb, CROATIA$199.523.42.41.7
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA$47.4014.310.17.1
Lisbon, PORTUGAL$106.116.44.53.2
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA$66.9310.27.25.0
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC$189.613.62.51.8
Beijing, CHINA$58.9911.58.15.7
Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA$74.859.16.44.5
Barcelona, SPAIN$152.784.53.12.2
Pisa, ITALY$142.894.83.42.3
North Vancouver, CANADA$78.758.66.14.3
St Albans, UK$192.213.52.51.7
Vienna, AUSTRIA$187.463.62.61.8
Brussels, BELGIUM$154.244.43.12.2
Tel Aviv-Yafo, ISRAEL$212.433.22.31.6
Berlin, GERMANY$285.592.41.71.2
Hong Kong, HONG KONG$166.564.12.92.0
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND$110.726.14.33.0
Dublin, IRELAND$162.844.22.92.1
Paris, FRANCE$167.264.12.92.0
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA$181.023.82.71.9
Helsinki, FINLAND$196.873.52.41.7
Stockholm, SWEDEN$85.687.95.63.9
Abu Dhabi, UAE$116.315.84.12.9
Tokyo, JAPAN$185.273.72.61.8
Singapore, SINGAPORE$100.196.84.83.3
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS$180.873.82.71.9
Reykjavik, ICELAND$101.056.74.83.3
Copenhagen, DENMARK$184.473.72.61.8
Columbus, USA$154.294.43.12.2
Oslo, NORWAY$199.483.42.41.7
Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG$258.632.61.91.3
Bern, SWITZERLAND$193.773.52.51.7
Southampton, BERMUDA$250.012.71.91.3

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Methodology

  • Daily wages after tax are taken from Numbeo figures in dollars (2018 year end).
  • Working days is based on an average of 20 working days in a month across all territories.
  • All iPhone XS Max, X, 8 256GB trade-in pricing is taken from BankMyCell

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