Brazilians pay about 56 percent more for Apple iPads

“Apple’s iPad 2 may have the same performance in São Paulo as San Francisco, but Brazilians pay about 56 percent more [US$1025] for the same magical tablet,” Nicole Martinelli reports for Cult of Mac.

“Cult of Mac’s Global iPad Index takes iPad 2 prices – the 32GB model, Wifi only – and compares them in Apple’s 37 online stores [local taxes or VAT figured into the online price listed],” Martinelli reports. “Our number crunching shows that you can buy a slightly cheaper iPad from our North American neighbors (US$605 in Canada and US$621 in Mexico) than in California.* You could also pay about 13 percent less Malaysia than in the U.S., where the same iPad 2 costs the equivalent of US$559, tax included.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: According to Wikipedia, Brazil’s Imposto Sobre Produtos Industrializados (tax over industrialized products) can reach 60% on imported products.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Teacher Says

    Class, is there anyone out there now who doesn’t understand how establishing tariffs, manipulating currency, lowering employment and ecological laws and stealing intellectual property doesn’t add dramatic growth to your economy???

      1. You should re-read the comment with which you agreed. Here it is with the extras deleted”

        “Class, is there anyone out there now who doesn’t understand how…lowering employment and ecological laws…doesn’t add dramatic growth to your economy???

        You agreed with the opposite of your agenda. Now who’s the ‘tard?

        I bud thee KingTard! You are such a tool.

  2. Right; Brazil’s economy is second in size only to the US in the Western Hemisphere, and is the eighth largest in the world. It also is one of the fastest growing in the world, plus being mostly energy independent. But other than that, Brazil is going nowhere fast.

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