Google Has Lowered Minimum App Prices in Several Countries

/ 3 years ago

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After running a series of tests in India earlier this year, Google has decided to officially lower the minimum prices of apps in the Play Store in a total of 17 countries. Up until now, the lowest price for any app was 99 cents regardless of location, but Google realized that this might still be a bit too much in some parts of the world. For example, Poland’s minimum app cost was lowered to 45 cents, but other countries have seen even more drastic changes, including India where the cheapest app will now cost 10 Rupees or just 15 cents.

Those of you who develop apps and are willing sell at lower prices can head over to “Pricing & Distribution” or “In-app Products” in the Google Play Developer Console in order to adjust your pricing scheme. It’s refreshing to see a large company such as Google acknowledge the vast economic differences between the world’s different countries, and this decision to lower app prices will definitely make numerous foreign users quite happy. Below you will find a list including the 17 countries as well as the exact app pricing changes.

  • Brazil: R$ 0.99 (US$0.26) — was R$2.00
  • Chile: CLP $200.00 (US$0.28) — was CLP $500.00
  • Colombia: COP$ 800.00 (US$0.26) — was COP$ 2000.00
  • Hungary: Ft 125.00 (US$0.43) — was Ft 225.00
  • Indonesia: Rp 3,000.00 (US$0.22) — was Rp 12,000.00
  • Malaysia: RM 1.00 (US$0.23) — was RM 3.50
  • Mexico: MXN$ 5.00 (US$0.30) — was MXN$ 9.90
  • Peru: S/. 0.99 (US$0.30) — was S/. 3.00
  • Philippines: ₱15.00 (US$0.32) — was ₱43.00
  • Poland: zł1.79 (US$0.45) — was zł2.99
  • Russia: руб 15.00 (US$0.23) — was руб 30.00
  • Saudi Arabia:﷼ 0.99 (US$0.26) — was 4.00﷼
  • South Africa: R3.99 (US$0.28) — was R10.00
  • Thailand: ฿10.00 (US$0.28) — was ฿32.00
  • Turkey: ₺0.59 (US$0.21) — was ₺2.00
  • Ukraine: ₴5.00 (US$0.21) — was ₴8.00
  • Vietnam: ₫6,000 (US$0.27) — was ₫21,000.00
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