COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2003 Price levels of cultural goods and services (December)

 

 

Country

A. Private Sector Culture Industries

B. Public or Subsidised Arts Institutions

1. Books

2. Film

3. Museums

4. Arts Education

5. Theatre

Regular price of the latest "Harry Potter" book

Typical price of a cinema ticket for the latest international feature film, "Finding Nemo"

Entrance fee to an exhibition in a main national museum/ gallery of modern art

Hourly rate for children's piano lesson at a local public music school

2nd balcony or 3rd category ticket for medium-sized opera in main opera house located in the capital

Austria

29,30 €

7,50 €

10 €

10 €

36 - 44 €

Bulgaria

13,00 €

5,00 €

0,5 €
(1,5 € for foreigners)

7,50 - 15,00 €

5 - 8 €

Canada

18,00 €

5,50 €

3,0 - 7,3 €

12,40 €

15,5 €

Croatia

24,00 €

3,30 €

2,60 €

7,90 - 18,40 €

9,20 - 18,40 €

France

26,60 €

8,30 €

7,50 €

2,00 €
(2002)

61 - 79 €

Germany

28,50 €

7,50 €

6,00 €

18,33 €

32 - 52 €

Greece

30,00 €

7,00 €

6,50 €

18 - 30 €

17 - 25 €

Hungary

14,20 €

4,20 €

3

1,80 €

5 - 18 €

Italy

24,00 €

7,50 €

8,50 €

20 - 30 €

39 - 62 €

Latvia

6,00 €

4,50 €

3,00 €

1,86 €

7,50 €

Malta

22,50 €

5,20 €

3,60 €

P: 5,20 €

12 - 20,40 €

Serbia-Montenegro

21,00 €

4,80 €

1,00 €

0,02 €
(P: 10 €)

1,10 €

UK

24,25 €

9,28 €

Free

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57,10 - 78,52 €

Ukraine

6,50 €

4, 50 €

1,50 €

1,00 - 2,00 €

6,00 €

Source: Compendium Authors from respective countries and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts).  Data collected during the Winter 2003/2004.

Currency Exchange Rates (2nd week of December, 2003): Bulgaria: 1 lev = 0,51 €; Croatia: 1 kuna = 0,13 €; Canada: 1 C $ = 0,61 €; Hungary: 1 forint = 0.0038€; Serbia-Montenegro 1 dinar = 0,014 €; UK: 1 £ = 1,43 €.

Notes:

1) "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - Hardcover as advertised (not discounted or used books).

2) In this pilot edition of the CUPIX: "Finding NEMO" or, where not available, a similar first release picture of international format.

3) "Modern Art" usually starts with van Gogh and French Impressionists, in some cases in the early 20th century; museum/gallery not necessarily in the country capital.

4) National average or typical rate in larger cities; if no public service is available, lessons from a private teacher (P).5) Not premieres or other special performances, typical repertoire (e.g. Puccini: La Bohème, Verdi: La Traviata).