Recently I made an in-app purchase in the very popular SuperCell game Clash Royale where I bought some Gems for $11.18.

I later realized that players in the USA paid $9.99 for the same item so I was wondering...why does the same item cost more to purchase from my country on Google Play? Does Google charge depending on the region or country?

I live in the Caribbean, we use USD to make In-App purchases from Google Play.

Can anyone please shed some light on this?


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Pricing is market specific

From Google Developer help targetting app developers :

We'll use the price you enter as the base for calculating market-specific prices. We'll convert your price to the local currency, add tax (in select countries), and apply locally relevant pricing patterns.

Though this is mentioned in context of pricing of apps, logically it should hold for in app purchases too

  • Do Americans also pay taxes for in-app purchases, or does the price listed really match the price paid for them?
    – Qwerty
    Commented Jun 14, 2021 at 0:20
  • @Qwerty no idea. I live in India
    – beeshyams
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 11:26

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