The World’s Most Expensive Passports
How many hours would you need to work to afford one of these powerful passports?
by Abu Poblete | November 25, 2015
Passport Index ranks the most powerful passports in the world, basing it on the number of countries a citizen can visit without a visa. The higher the number of visa-free countries, the more powerful a passport is. The United Kingdom and United States ranked the highest in the list with 147 visa-free countries, while the Philippines (together with Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Bahrain, and Mali, among others) ranked 57th with only 60 countries that passport holders can visit visa-free.
For the people of Statista, a leading statistics company, the power of passports isn’t the only thing travellers should look out for, but also its price. This November they released a list of the most expensive passports in the world and how many minimum wage hours it would take a person to buy one.
Compared to the Philippines’ passport that’s worth US $*60 (Php 2,827), the passports of the following countries are way heavier for its citizens’ wallets:
United States of America
There have been complaints within Turkey about it’s passport’s price, so the government decided to reduce it by almost 50 percent. Yep, that US $251 is already the reduced price, and it’s still the most expensive in the world.
Here are also two cool passports you may want to look at.
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*US $1 = Php 47
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