How much the best tech costs around the world

Keeping up with the latest tech and gadgets can be a burden on your wallet, especially if you live in a country where high-end hardware is expensive.

The price of top tech items can vary greatly across different countries and while certain products may be priced in line with international standards, other tech may be disproportionately pricey.

We’ve compared the pricing of four top-of-the-range tech products in the following countries to see how South Africa stacks up:

  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Australia
  • Canada

Currencies were converted to South African rand using the exchange rate on 25 January 2017.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card

Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC

Country Price Converted to rand
South Africa R9,999 R9,999
United States $579 R7,673
Germany €606 R8,640
United Kingdom £549 R9,153
Brazil R$4,099 R17,125
India ₹59,896 R11,673
Australia $859 R8,604
Canada $804 R8,119

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB

ps4-pro

Country Price Converted to rand
South Africa R6,999 R6,999
United States $400 R5,304
Germany €499 R7,117
United Kingdom £349 R5,822
Brazil R$2,199 R9,193
India ₹37,990 R7,401
Australia $558 R5,591
Canada $499 R5,038

iPhone 7 128GB

iPhone 7 back front

Country Price Converted to rand
South Africa R14,999 R14,999
United States $749 R9,931
Germany €869 R12,388
United Kingdom £699 R11,659
Brazil R$3,899 R16,300
India ₹66,895 R13,032
Australia $1,229  R12,315
Canada $1,029  R10,388

Samsung 28-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

Samsung U28E590D

Country Price Converted to rand
South Africa R8,799 R8,799
United States $499 R6,616
Germany €385 R5,487
United Kingdom £321 R5,358
Brazil R$2,599 R10,865
India ₹40,500 R7,886
Australia $549 R5,502
Canada $649 R6,560

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