iPhone 5 costs 699 in Belgium?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BruceiD, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. BruceiD macrumors member

    May 1, 2012
    Just found out that the iPhone 5 costs 699 in Belgium which is absolutely insane!
    The iPhone 4S was 629 which I thought was on the pricy side.
    In Belgium (and many other places in Europe) you have to buy an unlocked phone.
    I'm interested to know whether the US people would pay 699 for an iPhone?
    I think it's way to expensive and I'm happy I ended buying the iPhone 4S
  2. negrohero9, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    negrohero9 macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2012
    Without contract in the U.S. it cost $649,$749,and $849 US Dollars for the iPhone 5 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB respectivitely
  3. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    But that's in dollars. The price mentioned in the OP is €699, which is roughly $900.
  4. cipo macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    ... dollars, not euro. 699 euro amount to 900$ for the 16GB model. Anyway, hard to compare because taxes, salaries, cost of living all have to be factored in. Just saying ...
  5. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    It's ridiculously expensive, that's for sure.
  6. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Us prices are excluding tax. Doesn't Belgium have similar taxes, if not higher than the uk?
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    It appears that the average income in Belgium is 30%-40% higher than the average income in the US although not sure how that translates to real income but I'm guessing you also have things like health care which evens it out.

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