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bobin
March 28th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Hi . I was just curious about the cost of technology around the world. I think the cost of a basic desktop , cost of basic broadband , cost of a minute of phone call should be good enough indicators.
my country is India
Cost of Desktop : Rs 10000 = $200
Cost of broadband Rs 500 (Avg 2 Gb usage , 1 month) = $10
Cost of call : Rs 0.60 for a minute = $0.01

Paqman
March 28th, 2010, 03:17 PM
For the UK:

Basic desktop: 400 = US$600
Month's broadband: 17 = US$25
Cost of a call:
(Landline) about 10p + 1-6p/minute = 15 + 1.5-9/minute
(Mobile) 25 (US$37) a month will get you about 300 mins and unlimited texts.

del_diablo
March 28th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Well, can you please define "basic desktop" because i find the word quite vague.
Lets define a basic desktop to........... maybe singlecore computer at "runable" speed, which would be a tad higher than Intel Atom? Dedicated GFX does is not much to care about? Monitor and keyboard and mice included in the price? And not too dated?

Ok, i think it runs down to:
*Desktop 2000-3000kr = 200-300E = 320-500$
*Broadband = 200kr(20/32$) for about halv a megabyte down and 100kb uploading. If you live more centralized you can get 10/10 for the same price. I somewhat on the mostly populated countryside, so the offer sucks.
*Call = I think it was 0.60kr(0.06)) or 0.40kr(0.04) that is the cheapest(without being a scam)

l.billon
March 28th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Hi!
In France, I can't tell about prices for desktop, as it varies alot depending on the configuration,
for internet access, whe typically have Broadband (8MB down 1MB up) + unlimited landline calls (to France and international) + Television for 30 EUR = 40 USD / month

aklo
March 28th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Singapore

10Mbps download 512KB upload(unlimited) = approx. 30 USD

My current config which was bought about 1year-2year ago.
Price at the time of buying: 1,281.81 USD

My current estimate: 996.963 USD

Full DIY system:
Dual core 6750 @ 2.66GHZ
8800GT graphics card
320GB HDD
22" Samsung monitor
Asus p5kse motherboard

madjr
March 28th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Hi!
In France, I can't tell about prices for desktop, as it varies alot depending on the configuration,
for internet access, whe typically have Broadband (8MB down 1MB up) + unlimited landline calls (to France and international) + Television for 30 EUR = 40 USD / month

8mb down and 1mb up geez

am still on 1mb down which costs about $35 (28% is taxes)

we could get a law soon to cut taxes

basic desktop new about $325 (with monitor)
basic desktop used about $200 (with monitor)

RabbitWho
March 28th, 2010, 05:04 PM
You have to include the average wage or the information is useless.

l.billon
March 28th, 2010, 05:14 PM
8mb down and 1mb up geez

am still on 1mb down which costs about $35 (28% is taxes)


Taxes are 20% here, and we can get up to 100up /10 down for 55USD/mo in some areas of Paris


You have to include the average wage or the information is useless.

You're right,
the median salary is around 2100 USD

km0r3
March 28th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Paraguay:

Cost of Desktop : Gs 2.500.000 ~ $600
Cost of broadband Gs 180.000 (Avg 15 Gb usage , 1 month) = $40
Cost of call : Gs 600 for a minute = $0.1

Average wage: 1.200.000 Gs ~ $250

themarker0
March 28th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Cost of Desktop : CAD $400-$800
Cost of broadband CAD $90 40gb one month
Cost of call : CAD 24.99 unlimited montly.

markbuntu
March 28th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Prices are extremely variable here in the US depending on where you live

Cost of Desktop: $400-800
Cost of broadband: $12-$40 (DSL ~3Mbs up 100k down) $40-$60 (cable 10-20Mbs down 1-3Mbs up, fiber optic 15-40 down 5-30 up) no limits
Cost of Call: (0.01 -0.10/minute ~$15-40/month unlimited)

I pay $80/month for unlimited phone and 25MBS dn/20MBS up unlimited internet

Median Income: $45,000

samh785
March 29th, 2010, 12:20 AM
You have to include the average wage or the information is useless.
Truth.

swoll1980
March 29th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I'm in the US

A basic desktop is around $350
I pay $45/month for 1.5 Mb/sec unlimited broadband
My phone is unlimited for $60/month

fluxlizard
March 29th, 2010, 01:05 AM
The cost of all this technology is a stressful lifestyle spending more time working longer hours to make more money so we can buy more time saving technological devices.
:p

qalimas
March 29th, 2010, 03:03 AM
In Louisiana (United States):
Unlimited calls/text/web/tv/gps/etc cell phone (2 lines): ~ $120
12MB Up/1MB Down Internet with Digital Cable: ~ $100
Basic dual core system DIY: ~ $300 - $500 (I buy Apple so the prices are on their website)
40" HDTV (for a computer monitor, you see): ~ $600
Having it all work: Priceless.