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These are the most expensive passports in the world


Passports are in the news as many European countries consider increased border security checks following the deadly attacks in Paris which murdered 129 people.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said the EU must quickly implement beefed-up border security measures in the wake of the attack.

The most expensive passport in the world can be found in Turkey. It costs $251 (£165), or about 95 hours of minimum wage work, according to rankings collated by GoEuro and presented by Statista.


After Turkey, Australia and Switzerland have the most expensive passports, costing $206 (£135) and $159 (£105) respectively.

Mexican passports come fourth, costing $155 (£102) and taking 266 hours of minimum wage work to buy.

US passports come in fifth, costing $135 (£89) and taking 19 hours of minimum wage work to afford.

The cheapest passport in the world can be bought in the United Arab Emirates, costing $14 (£9). It would take two hours of minimum wage work to afford.

The British passport came in 10th place at a cost of $110 (£72), requiring 11 hours of minimum wage work to buy.

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Previous research by GoEuro found the British passport is one of the most useful in the world, allowing its holder to visit 174 countries visa-free.


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