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Purchasing power parities (PPP)

Rates of currency conversion that equalise the same 'basket of goods' and services in all countries, reflecting only differences in the volume of goods and services purchased, and eliminating the differences in price levels among countries. The PPP exchange-rate calculation has beeen considered controversial because of the complications in finding comparable baskets of goods to compare purchasing power across countries.

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Basket of Goods

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