As expected, the price of the TOEFL increased this month. Below you can see the list of countries I’ve been tracking since last year and their changes.

This year the changes are somewhat different than usual.  While I tracked prince increases in 30 countries, I also tracked price decreases in five countries.

However, those are not actual decreases. In those countries sales taxes are now added at checkout. This page at the ETS website lists the countries where sales tax is added.  However, it omits Canada… where sales tax is also collected.

A few observations are worth mentioning:

  • Switzerland remains the most expensive place to take the test, at a whopping $335. That’s an increase of $15 compared to February of this year.
  • The test costs 2100 RMB in China, or about $325 USD.  That’s quite a lot.  I don’t list China in the chart since the test is handled by NEEA in China.
  • The cost in India increased by $5 to $190.  I think India is one of the biggest markets for the TOEFL outside of China.
  • The cost in Korea increased by $10 to $220.  Korea might be a bigger market than India, now that I think of it.
  • The cost in the United States increased by $10 to $235.  Obviously the USA is also a huge market for the test.
  • The United States is a patchwork of local and state laws. You may or may not actually get sales tax added to your purchase.

I think prices will be adjusted again in February of 2022.  Check back at that time for a full report.

 

Country

Pre August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

February 1, 2021

August 1, 2021

Afghanistan 

$200

$220 

$220

$230 

Argentina

$195

$195

$205

$205

Australia

$300

$300

$300

$273 + tax

Azerbaijan

?

$195

$195

$205 

Bangladesh

$190

$200

$200

$205 

Benin

$185

$185

$185

$185

Brazil

$215

$215

$215

$215

Canada

$245

$245

$245

$225 + tax

Colombia

$240

$240

$240

$202 + tax

Congo, DR

?

$195

$195

$195

Egypt

$180

$185

$185

$195 

Ethiopia

?

$200

$200

$210 

France

$255

$265

$265

$265

French Polynesia

$180

$185

?


?

Georgia

?

$180

$185

$190 

Germany

$255

$260

$260

$265 

Ghana

$200

$220

$220


$220

Guadalupe

$180

$185

$195

$195

Hong Kong

$225

$245

$245

$255 

Indonesia

$205

$205

$205

$205

Iceland

$230

$220

$220

$220

India

$180

$185

$185


$190 

Iran

$225

$245

$245


$245

Iraq

$195

$215

$215


$225 

Israel

?

$280

$280

$280

Italy

$255

$270

$270


$280 

Japan

$235

$235

$245

$245

Jordan

?

$195

$200

$205 

Kenya

$200

$220

$220

$225 

Korea

$200

$210

$210

$220 

Mexico

$180

$185

$190

$200 

Mongolia

$195

$210

$210

$215 

Morocco

?

$210

$220

$230 

Netherlands

$255

$265

$265

$270 

New Zealand

$270

$270

$275

$275

Nigeria

$195

$195

$195

$182 + tax

Norway

$290

$315 

$315

$325 

Pakistan

$195

$195

$195

$200 

Palestinian Territories

?

$235

$245

$245

Peru

$210

$220

$220

$220

Philippines

$200

$215

$215

$225 

Russia

$260

$260

$260

$270 

South Africa

$230

$230

$235

$240 

Spain

$245

$250

$250

$255 

Sweden

$270

$280

$280

$290 

Switzerland

$295

$320 (!)

$320

$335 

Tajikistan

?

$185

$185

$185

Thailand

$195

$210

$215

$215

Turkey

$185

$185

$185

$157 + tax

Uganda

$195

$215

$225

$235 

United Arab Emirates

$240

$255

$255

$270 

United Kingdom

$210

$220

$220

$235 

United States

$205

$225

$225

$235 + tax?

Vietnam

$190

$220

$200

$200

West Bank

?

$215

$215

$215

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