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This article was published on May 7, 2014

This map reveals how the price of Spotify Premium differs around the world

This map reveals how the price of Spotify Premium differs around the world Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

If you emigrate to another country, it often takes a while to get used to their economy. You have to appreciate the cost of living, how much people are usually paid, the country’s financial state, and so forth.

In particular, Matias Singer noticed how the price of a Spotify Premium subscription had changed when he moved from Denmark to Malaysia. Intrigued, he developed an interactive map which shows the local price of the music service, from across the world, converted into US dollars.

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It’s fascinating to see how Spotify’s pricing structure fluctuates around the globe, and also where the service represents the best value against the US dollar. Malaysia ($4.59), Argentina ($4.50) and the Philippines ($2.91) rank highest, while Denmark ($18.46), the UK ($16.97) and Norway ($16.70) come in at the bottom of the site’s converted price index.

If you want to check Singers’ methodology, he’s detailed the project here and uploaded the underlying ‘Spotify Crawler’ to GitHib for closer examination.

Spotify Premium Index

Featured image credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

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