CHOosing Interventions that are Cost Effective (WHO-CHOICE)

Price of Programme Cost Inputs

Information on prices for local (non-traded) goods used in the CHOICE analysis are available below.

The prices are presented in current international dollars of 2005.
An international dollar has the same purchasing power as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. Costs in local currency units are converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity (ppp) exchange rates .

A ppp exchange rate is the number of units of a country's currency required to buy the same amounts of goods and services in the domestic market as U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. An international dollar is, therefore, a hypothetical currency that is used as a means of translating and comparing costs from one country to the other using a common reference point, the US dollar. The ppp exchange rates used in this analysis were developed by WHO and are available on the WHO-CHOICE website.