Malaysians need to work for 30.3 days for iPhone Pro 13

Malaysians would have to work for 30.3 days to afford the iPhone 13 Pro (assuming they spend all the earned money), according to a report by

According to the latest Numbeo data, the average wage in Malaysia is RM3399.17. This means that a statistical Malaysian would need about a month to get the latest iPhone.

The report stated that compared to last year’s iPhone Index, Malaysia’s result deteriorated by 1.2 days.

In Malaysia, the official price of the basic iPhone 13 Pro (128 GB) will amount to RM4,899. Similar to the previous year, buyers will find neither a charger nor earphones in the box. The only exception is France, where the law requires Apple to include earphones.

This is what the iPhone Index looked like in previous years:

2018 – 41.3 days
2019 – 30.1 days
2020 – 29.1 days
2021 – 30.3 days

A Swiss can earn money for the newest iPhone the quickest — just 4.4 days. An average American can afford the latest gadget after working for 5.9 days, and Australian — after 6.4 days.

Among the considered countries, the worst result was noted in Turkey, where the iPhone is worth 92.5 working days.

The second and third-worst results belong to the Philippines and Brazil — 90.2 and 79.2 days respectively. –TMR/ pic by APPLE