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Cheap Apple iPad Mini: Price comparison by country

It has been our tradition to compare prices of Apple products in various Asia-Pacific countries in order to determine the country that offers the cheapest iPhone or iPad. We’ll do the same today — this time, for the iPad Mini which was recently launched by Apple in several countries in the past weeks.

We compared the prices of the iPad Mini in 12 countries, and we discovered that the cheapest iPad Mini in Asia-Pacific is being sold in…

First, here are links to our previous price comparison articles: Apple iPad 2: Cheap prices in Asia-Pacific and iPhone 5: Price comparison by country.

Cheap Apple iPad Mini: Price comparison by country

For our analysis, what we did was visit the official country websites of Apple’s online stores and noted the retail prices of the iPad Mini in local currency. We then converted the prices to US Dollars, using the exchange rate yesterday, for easy comparison.

The results below.

Prices of iPad Mini in local currency — Asia Pacific and the US

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Apple iPad MiniUSAUSTRALIACHINAHONG KONGJAPANKOREA
16GB Wi-Fi$329AU$ 369RMB 2,498HK$ 2,588Y 28,800KRW 420,000
32GB Wi-Fi$429AU$ 479RMB 3,288HK$ 3,388Y 36,800KRW 540,000
64GB Wi-Fi$529AU$ 589RMB 4,088HK$ 4,188Y 44,800KRW 660,000
16GB Wi-Fi + 3G$459AU$ 509RMB 3,488HK$ 3,588Y 39,800KRW 570,000
32GB Wi-Fi + 3G$559AU$ 619RMB 4,288HK$ 4,388Y 47,800KRW 690,000
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G$659AU$ 729RMB 5,088HK$ 5,188Y 55,800KRW 810,000
       
Apple iPad MiniMALAYSIANEW ZEALANDPHILIPPINESSINGAPORETHAILANDTAIWAN
16GB Wi-FiRM 999NZ$ 479PHP 15,990S$ 448THB 11,200NT$ 10,500
32GB Wi-FiRM 1,299NZ$ 629PHP 20,990S$ 578THB 14,200NT$ 13,500
64GB Wi-FiRM 1,599NZ$ 779PHP 25,990S$ 708THB 17,200NT$ 16,500
16GB Wi-Fi + 3GRM 1,399NZ$ 680PHP 21,990S$ 618THB 15,200NT$ 14,400
32GB Wi-Fi + 3GRM 1,699NZ$ 829PHP 26,990S$ 748THB 18,200NT$ 17,500
64GB Wi-Fi + 3GRM 1,999NZ$ 979PHP 31,990S$ 878THB 21,200NT$ 20,500

Using the exchange rate of these currencies as of yesterday, the conversion to US Dollars is as follows.

Prices of iPad Mini in US Dollars — Asia Pacific and the US

Apple iPad MiniMALAYSIAUSJAPANHONG KONGTHAILANDTAIWAN
16GB Wi-Fi$325.65$329.00$336.74$333.92$365.42$361.44
32GB Wi-Fi$423.44$429.00$430.28$437.14$463.24$464.71
64GB Wi-Fi$521.23$529.00$523.82$540.36$561.10$567.98
16GB Wi-Fi + 3G$456.03$459.00$465.36$462.94$495.86$495.69
32GB Wi-Fi + 3G$553.78$559.00$558.90$566.16$593.72$602.41
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G$651.56$659.00$652.44$669.38$691.58$705.68
       
Apple iPad MiniSINGAPOREAUSTRALIAKOREAPHILIPPINESNEW ZEALANDCHINA
16GB Wi-Fi$366.03$382.83$391.58$388.12$392.55$400.23
32GB Wi-Fi$472.24$497.00$502.96$509.49$515.48$526.80
64GB Wi-Fi$578.46$611.12$614.73$631.05$638.41$654.97
16GB Wi-Fi + 3G$504.94$528.12$531.44$533.92$557.28$558.84
32GB Wi-Fi + 3G$611.16$642.24$643.32$655.33$679.35$687.02
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G$717.37$756.37$755.14$776.73$802.27$815.19

The Verdict: Cheapest iPad Mini

Cheap Apple iPad Mini: Price comparison by countryOur price analysis shows that Malaysia remains to be the country offering the cheapest Apple iPad Mini. The prices are even slightly lower than the official prices in the US. Malaysia is also the country that sells the cheapest iPad 2.

In contrast, China and New Zealand are two countries with relatively expensive prices of the iPad Mini. The Philippines also ranks as one of the countries with a relatively high price tag for the gadget.

So if you’re looking to get the best bargain for the iPad Mini, check out our price comparison table and see where you can go for the best deal. Or you might want to wait, since rumors currently abound that Apple is now already working on the newer version — the iPad Mini 2 — which could be launched sometime in 2013.

Note: All photos above were taken using the iPad 2.

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