In Saudi Arabia, sometimes things are more expensive than they should be. Why? Because Saudi has strict laws that state all product cover must not reveal something too sexually suggestive, else the moral conduct and religious faith of the populace may be threatened.
Retail stores that fail to comply with this law would be fined or in worst scenario, have their license revoked. It is therefore, they need to assume additional cost in hiring someone to do the product censorship manually. The extra cost is passed to consumers. Some examples of product cover censorship include:
In Saudi Arabia, you cannot sell cats & dogs, dolls & teddy bears, and pokemon because it is deemed those materials will destroy the public morals of its society as a whole. More information can be found here;
'Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to his assailant, "If I Die, You are forgiven. If I Live, I will kill you." Such is the Rule of Honor...' The fatgoat Talk (to me, obviously) The Crap I've Done..