Office 365 Personal – the cheapest and most expensive across the world

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Microsoft charges quite different prices for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal, depending on the country.

We decided to see how cheap or expensive Office 365 Personal plan can be, depending on where you live.  Maya surfed through many different Microsoft sites to compile this list of countries and regions.

Cheapest Office 365 Personal

The lowest price for Office 365 Personal is in Russia where Microsoft quotes RUB ₽2699

That’s about US$47.82 or 32% cheaper than USA.

Russia is easily the cheapest, with India coming next.  That’s in line with the results for Office 365 Home global prices.

Japan is a special place

At first look, the highest price is in Japan with JPY ¥12744 That’s US$114.66 or 64% more expensive than USA.

There’s a reason for that.  Japan doesn’t sell the ‘Personal’ plan with a single Office licence.  Instead they have ‘Office 365 Solo’ which allow TWO Office licences for two computers. Curiously and uniquely(?) Japan it’s the only Microsoft subsidiary that does not sell Office 365 Home (the five licence pack).

We decided to include Japan in our table because ‘Office 365 Solo’ is the only Office 365 plan available for individuals in that country. Strictly speaking, it’s an exception not an outlier.

Most Expensive Office 365 Personal

If you exclude Japan and look only at Office 365 Personal plans, Denmark is the most expensive place.  It’s a whopping US$24 cheaper than Japan, because it’s a different product.

The next expensive is Israel and New Zealand.

The overall difference between highest and lowest is US$66.84 which is a lot for a product sold in the USA for $69.99

Average and StdDev are skewed because of the many Euro zone countries and other territories.  For what it’s worth ….     

  • Average price US$77.70 of the surveyed countries/territories
  • Standard Deviation: 11.12 for the surveyed countries/territories

A few thoughts

Overall, the results are much the same as Office 365 Home price comparison.

In each region, Microsoft charges what they think the market will tolerate. Exchange Rates are only part of Microsoft’s pricing equation.

Office 365 Personal - Global Prices

CountryAdvertised Price$ USD equivalentRank NumberTax status / Comments
RussiaRUB ₽2699$47.821
PakistanPKR ₨6299$57.092
IndiaINR ₹3629$57.153Advertised price does not Include GST, we've added the 18% GST
BangaladeshBDT Tk4899$59.734
ChinaCNY ¥399$61.985
ColombiaCOP $179999$62.916
CanadaCAD $79$63.587State tax / PST may apply
ArgentinaARS $1199$64.558
TurkeyTRY ₺249.99$65.909
IndonesiaIDR Rp879999$65.9310
EgyptEGP £1199$68.0011
MexicoMXN $1299$68.9912
Hong KongHKD $540$69.0213
USAUSD $69.99$69.9914State and local taxes may apply
MalaysiaMYR RM279.99$70.7615
SwitzerlandCHF Sfr.69.95$71.9616
South AfricaZAR R899$72.9417
BrazilBRL R$239$74.6118
Saudi ArabiaSAR ﷼279.99$74.6719
AustraliaAUD $99$78.7920includes GST
SwedenSEK kr649$80.9321
UKGBP £59.99$81.8922includes VAT
NorwayNOK kr649$82.3023
NigeriaNGN ₦24999$82.8624
LithuaniaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
EuropeEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
LuxembourgEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
IrelandEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
GreeceEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
LatviaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
MaltaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
SloveniaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
SpainEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
PortugalEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
SlovakiaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
NetherlandsEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
ItalyEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
GermanyEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
FinlandEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
Vatican CityEUR €69$83.5625Seems silly to include this location, but Microsoft does!
FranceEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
BelgiumEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
CyprusEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
IrelandEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
AustriaEUR €69$83.5625this price is used in all Euro zone countries
South KoreaKRW ₩89000$83.6646
New ZealandNZD $119$86.8547includes GST
IsraelILS ₪299$87.8548
GreenlandDKK kr.549$90.2149Seems silly to include this location, but Microsoft does!
DenmarkDKK kr.549$90.2149
JapanJPY ¥12744$114.6651Seems to only sell Office 365 Solo (Personal)
Office 365 Personal 'subscription' - locally charged prices as stated by Microsoft in January 2018. Street/Retail prices could and should be lower.
US dollar equivalent prices using interbank rate at 15 January 2018.
We've surveyed the major world economies plus a few other countries for a global overview. Some small locations also included, like Vatican City and Greenland, because Microsoft does!
Please let us know via the Feedback page if you have comments or there are mistakes. We may have missed advertised prices that don't include taxes, which are applied at checkout.
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