“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.”
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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.]