COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2006 Price levels of cultural goods and services (May)

 

 

 

 

Country

A. Private Sector Culture Industries

B. Public or Subsidised Arts Institutions

1. Music

2. Books

3. Film

4. Museums

5. Arts Education

6. Theatre

Regular price of the latest Robbie Williams CD "Rudebox"

Regular price of the latest Orhan Pamuk book "Istanbul: Memories of a City"

Typical price of a cinema ticket for the latest international feature film, "James Bond 007: Casino Royale"

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

19.90 €

26.70 €

8 €

8 €

         11 €

45 - 65 €

Bulgaria

10 €

 (20 Bg Leva)

N/A

6 €

(12 Bg Leva)

5 €

(10 Bg Leva)

5 €

(10 Bg Leva)

4 €

(8 Bg Leva)

Canada

21.00 C$

(13,55 €)

22.65 C$

(14.69 €)

7.47 C$

(4,87 €)

5.95 C$

(3,9 €)

20 C$

(13 €)

39 C$

(25,35 €)

Croatia

132,00 kn

(18 €)

126,65 kn

(17,34 €)

29,00 kn

(4,00 €)

20,00 kn

(2,73 €)

60,00-140,00kn

(8,20-19,20 €)

75 kn

(10,30 €)

Denmark

19,78€

31,66€

11,21 €

9,24€

20,32€

39,58€

Finland

24€

26,90€

9-11€

6 €

8,5 €

46-68€

France

7,36 €

13,59 €

8,5 €

6 €

Unknown

97 €

Germany

12,95 €

25,90 €

9 €

8 €

20 €

25 - 50 €

Hungary

4500 HUF
17.30 €

Will be released in 2007

1250 HUF
4.80 €

-

-

-

Ireland

19,99 €

24,95 €

9,00 €

Usually no entrance fees
(Fee on special exhibitions, 10 €)

20,00 €

35,00 €

Latvia

17,06 €

Not yet released

4,69 € - 5,55 €

1,42 €
(Fee for special exhibitions, 2,13€)

4,27 €

14,94 €

FYR of Macedonia

600 MKD
(10€)

660 MKD
(11€)

200MKD
(3,50€)

60 MKD
(1€)

-

200 MKD
(3,50€)

Malta

17,50€

13,50€

6,50€

Free

Free

18 - 24 €

Moldova

-

-

5-7 €

0,9 €

2,50 €

1,50 - 2 €

Netherlands

16,99 €

25,00 €

9,00 €

10,00 €

16,50 €

55,00 €

Poland

50 PLN
(13,20 €)

Will be released in 2007

15 PLN
(4 €)

10 PLN
(2,70 €)

25 PLN
(6,60€)

22-32 PLN
(5,80-8,50 €)

Portugal

18€

20€

5€

2,50€

20-25€

45-50€

San Marino

14,90 €

18,50 €

5,00 €

Free

-

18,00 €

Serbia

15 €

10 €

3.8 €

3.8 €

-

10 €

Spain

18.95  €

20.90 €

6,50  

6  €

6 €

61

Russia

399 RUB
(11,50 €)

510 RUB
(14,70 €)

60-250 RUB
(1,70 - 7,20* €)

80 RUB / 2,30 € (adults)
240 RUB / 6,90 € (foreigners)

200 RUB
5,80 €
(per week in Moscow)

490 RUB
14 €

(the Bolshoi)

Switzerland

13,50 €

30 €

10 €

10 €

26 €

65 €

Ukraine

5-6  €

Not yet available

5-9  €

2-4  €

10  €

8-10 €

UK

£8-£10
(11,86 € - 14,82€ )

£8.99
(13,33 €)

£3.50 - £17.50
(5,19 € - 25,93 €)

£5 - £12
(7,41 - 17,78)

£12 - £25
(17,78 - 37,04)

£67
(99,58€)
(Royal Opera House, London)

Source: Compendium Authors from respective countries and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts).  Data collected during December 2006. Currency Exchange Rates (1st week of December, 2006)

General Notes:

1) "Istanbul: Memories of a City" - Hardcover as advertised (not discounted or used books).

2) "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.

3) National average or typical rate in larger cities; if no public service is available, lessons from a private teacher

4) Not premieres or other special performances, typical repertoire (e.g. Puccini: La Bohème, Verdi: La Traviata).

Country Specific Notes:

Hungary: Pamuk book not yet available. Price for a similar length novel from the same author "New Life" is HUF 2480 (9.5 €)

Moldova: It is difficult to provide data on licensed music CDs in Moldova as it would, as a rule cost about 35 € for a CD and nobody imports them. Most CDs are pirate copies and the prices vary from 1.4 € to 10.5 €.
Books by Pamuk are not yet available in Moldova. For comparison, one could refer to the cost of "The Da Vinci Code" and/or "Dante Circle", translated and published in Russian, which were sold at the price of 6,5 €.

Poland: "Snow" is the only Pamuk book available in Polish. Its average price is about 35 PLN (9,2 Euros). There are plans to publish "My Name is Red" together with "Istanbul..." in early 2007. "New Life" will be released in 2008.

San Marino: The annual registration fee to attend individual twice weekly courses at San Marino Music Institute is equal to € 100.00.

Russia: Price of the so-called ‚budget school' financed by the Moscow government, about 6 hours of different disciplines. Private lessons are about $20 per hour in Moscow (that figure was given for the year 2005).

Ukraine:  Pamuk book not yet available. Price for a novel by the same author, "My Name is Red" is 6-9 €.

UK: Price of Pamuk book is for the paperback version as the hardback price is not available.