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Taiwan: cheapest Christmas shopping destination

Taiwan tops the list of destinations where consumers can get the best value for money for their gifts.

A survey by Hotels.com says Taiwan is the ultimate destination offering the greatest value for bargain hunters this Christmas.

With the shopping lists in each country converted to Indian currency, Taiwan was found, on average, to have a combined shopping basket of Rs.93,088.34, followed by Japan (Rs.130,926.23) and Argentina (Rs.131,430.26) in second and third place.

Brazil was the country with the most expensive shopping basket at Rs.302,915.13, over Rs.110,000 more than the global average of Rs.185,687.21.

“Christmas shopping always seems to be more alluring when done abroad and what’s better than combining gift buying with a holiday. Our shopping basket is a great way for consumers to find the best places to pick up Christmas bargains,” said Alison Couper of the Hotels.com.

The total costs per country for the entirety of the Hotels.com Christmas shopping basket:

Rank

Country

Average price of basket (Rs.)

1 Taiwan 93,088.34
2 Japan 130,926.23
3 Argentina 131,430.26
4 Korea 132,583.69
5 Thailand 135,884.02
6 Switzerland 143,109.31
7 Hong Kong 161,684.19
8 Canada 167,276.78
9 India 171,665.79
10 Singapore 174,046.29
11 Russia 174,309.73
12 Sweden 176,017.98
13 USA 177,928.09
14 Australia 183,960.60
15 Colombia 185,138.79
16 The Netherlands 192,886.52
17 China 194,180.88
18 France 198,353.42
19 Ireland 199,195.16
20 New Zealand 200,463.49
21 Spain 204,395.44
22 UK 204,870.27
23 Germany 206,318.25
24 Mexico 208,507.68
25 Denmark 219,957.57
26 Italy 230,751.70
27 Finland 238,996.49
28 Norway 244,086.95
29 Brazil 302,915.13

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