iPhones are ubiquitous around the globe. But there's one huge difference: The price.
How much you'll pay for one can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the country where you buy it.
In the U.S., Apple sells the iPhone 6s for $649 at its online store. In other countries that have online Apple stores, the price -- which we have converted to U.S. dollars -- ranges from $636.18 to $1029.41.
Turkey is by far the most expensive -- an iPhone 6s will set customers back more than $1000. On the other hand, it's actually cheaper to buy an iPhone 6s in Canada than it is in the U.S.
The price of an iPhone 6s even fluctuates throughout Europe, despite the fact that those countries share the Euro as the common currency. The reason? While all these countries use a common currency, they have different import taxes and levies, which affect the price.
The phone sells for $842.22 in Italy, while it goes for $809.78 in France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Luxembourg it's only $783.41.
This price variation isn't anything new for Apple (Tech30). The company has a history of charging customers different prices based on which country they're in and how the local currency compares to the U.S. dollar. ,
On Monday, Apple announced it will increase the price of apps in seven countries: Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa.
The five countries where the iPhone 6s is the cheapest are:
United Arab Emirates: $707.64
Hong Kong: $717.52
The five most expensive countries to buy an iPhone 6s are:
Czech Republic: $847.84
So if you're a U.S. resident who thinks the iPhone 6s is too expensive, keep in mind, it could be a lot worse.