How many days do Filipinos has to work to afford a Samsung S8?

How many days do Filipinos has to work to afford a Samsung S8?

The new flagship device of Samsung, Galaxy S8, was launched March 29, 2016 in the Philippines and the product has become a ‘hot topic’ amongst tech-savvy customers, Samsung enthusiasts and Pinoy fans of Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S8

The online couponing platform Flipit Philippines has made an analysis into which Southeast Asian country has to work the longest to buy the Samsung S8 and we will see how many days do an average Filipino has to work to afford it.

The average price of the Samsung S8 (64GB) on the largest e-commerce platforms in, Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines and Singapore) and South Korea (where Samsung Group is headquartered) has been calculated and compared with the average monthly income per country.

Sorted from least to highest, Average price of Samsung S8 and Average monthly income.
Sorted from least to highest, Average price of Samsung S8 and Average monthly income.
* The average retail price of Samsung Galaxy S8 was derived from selected online retailers, such as Lazada, 11street, etc. Shipping costs are excluded in the price.
* Average monthly income (2015) source:

Average Price of Samsung S8 (USD converted to PHP - May 2017 currency conversion)
Malaysia - 762 USD - 37,999 PHP - cheapest
Thailand - 794 USD - 39,585 PHP
Philippines - 798 USD - 39,785 PHP - third cheapest
Vietnam - 812 USD - 40,485 PHP
Singapore - 822 USD - 40,980 PHP
Indonesia - 825 USD - 41,130 PHP - most expensive in Southeast Asia
South Korea - 843 USD - 42,000 PHP

Average monthly income (USD converted to PHP - May 2017 currency conversion)
Indonesia - 155 USD - 7,725 PHP - lowest income
Philippines - 202 USD - 10,070 PHP - second lowest income
Vietnam - 207 USD - 10,320 PHP
Thailand - 388 USD - 19,340 PHP
Malaysia - 678 USD - 33,795 PHP
South Korea - 2903 USD - 144,700 PHP
Singapore - 3470 USD - 172,965 PHP - highest income

Top 3 smartphone market shares in Southeast Asia
1. Indonesia - 29%
2. Thailand - 22%
3. Philippines - 14%

Number of working days needed to buy a Samsung S8

Number of working days needed to buy a Samsung S8
Singapore - 7 days
South Korea - 9 days
Malaysia - 34 days
Thailand - 61 days
Vietnam - 118 days
Philippines - 118 days or approximately 3 months and 28 days
Indonesia - 160 days

Here is a summary of some interesting points:
Samsung S8 in the Philippines is the third cheapest among the Southeast Asian countries at USD 798, with Malaysia being the cheapest and Indonesia being the most expensive. When it comes to all countries compared, South Korea is the most expensive.
While an average Filipino has to work 118 days to buy a Samsung S8, an average Singaporean can afford to buy one for just a 7-day salary. On the other hand, an average Indonesian would have to work 160 days.
Filipinos have to spend nearly 400% of their monthly income to buy their Samsung S8, together with Vietnamese. On the other hand, Singaporeans would spend less than a quarter of their monthly salary.


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How many days do Filipinos has to work to afford a Samsung S8?
Samsung S8 in the Philippines is the third cheapest among the compared countries at USD798 or 39K Pesos. An average Filipino has to work 118 days to afford it.
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