COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2008 Price levels of cultural goods and services (October)

 

 

 

 

Country

A. Private Sector Culture Industries

B. Public or Subsidized Arts Institutions

1. Music

2. Books

3. Film

4. Museums

5. Arts Education

6. Theatre

Regular price of the latest Coldplay Album "Viva la Vida"

Regular price of the latest Ken Follet book "World Without End"

Typical price of a cinema ticket for the latest international feature film, "Mama Mia"

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

17.00 EUR

25.70 EUR

8.00 EUR

9.00 EUR

12.00 EUR

57 - 74 EUR

Belgium

17.00 EUR

13.05 EUR

8.90 EUR

9.00 EUR

65 EUR
(per year)

70.00 EUR (Ruselka @ La Monnaie)

Bulgaria

8 EUR
(16 BGN)

N/A on the market yet

4.5 EUR
(9.0 BGN)

2.5 EUR
(5 BGN)

5 EUR
(10 BGN)

5 EUR
(10 BGN)

Canada

8.92 EUR
(13.2 CAD)

12.49 EUR
(18.5 CAD)

7.43 EUR
(11 CAD)

6.08 EUR
(9 CAD)

33.77 EUR
(50 CAD)

50.66 EUR
(75 CAD)

Croatia

19 EUR
(135 HRK)

21 EUR*
(149 HRK)

4.1 EUR
(29 HRK)

2.8 EUR
(20 HRK)

8.4-19.7 EUR
(60-140 HRK)

11.3 EUR
(80 HRK)

Estonia

16.29 EUR

18.27 EUR

7.67 EUR

5.11 EUR

12-30 EUR
(monthly inscription)

9.58 EUR

Finland

22.90 EUR

35.9 EUR
(hard-cover)
9.5 EUR
(soft cover)

6.8-11 EUR*

7 EUR (adult)
5 EUR (pensioners and students)

25 EUR/h
(Publicly supported music schools bill now on hourly basis; the earlier term fee was much cheaper)

44 EUR

Georgia

N/A

10-12 EUR
(20-25 GEL)

5 EUR
(10 GEL)

1.5 EUR
(3 GEL)

5-7 EUR
(10-15 GEL)

3-5 EUR
(7-10 GEL)

Germany

12.99-17.99 EUR

24.95 EUR

6-8.5 EUR

8-10 EUR

22-30 EUR

35-55 EUR

Greece

17.60 EUR

22.50 EUR

8 EUR

6 EUR

45 EUR
(30 EUR for preliminary)

40 EUR
(half-price for students, children)

Hungary

15 EUR
(4000 HUF)

9 EUR
(2300 HUF)

4.8 EUR
(1250 HUF)

3.8 EUR
(1000 HUF)

10 EUR
(2500 HUF)

22.6 EUR
(5900 HUF)

Ireland

9.50 EUR

9.99 EUR

8.00 EUR

No fee in general
(7 EUR special exhibitions)

15 EUR

45 EUR

Italy

20.50 EUR

20 EUR

7.50 EUR

10 EUR

-

30 EUR

Latvia

16.98 EUR

-

4.3 EUR

3.6 EUR

-

13 EUR

FYR of Macedonia

10 EUR
(600 MKD)

10 EUR
(600 MKD)

2.5 EUR
(150 MKD)

0.9 EUR
(50 MKD)

5 EUR
(300 MKD)

3.5 EUR
(200 MKD)

Malta

16 EUR

9.77 EUR

6.65 EUR

3 EUR

0 EUR

24 EUR

Moldova

12-15 EUR

15-18 EUR

5-10 EUR

0.9 EUR

2.50 EUR

5-10 EUR

Monaco

16.99 EUR

9.79 EUR

9.50 EUR

N.A.

0 EUR

50 EUR

Netherlands

19.99 EUR

11.95 EUR
(paperback)
27.95 EUR
(hardcover)

9.50 EUR

12.50 EUR

16.50 EUR

55 EUR

Norway

16.87 EUR
(149 NOK)

11.30 EUR
(99 NOK)

8.49 EUR
(75 NOK)

Free of charge

21.50 EUR
(190 NOK)

38.49 EUR
(340 NOK)

Poland

10.9 EUR

13 EUR

6.4 EUR

3.15 EUR

14.80 EUR**

5-11 EUR

Portugal

17.00 EUR

51 EUR
(vols. 1 + 2)

5.50 EUR

4 EUR

35-45 EUR

25-45 EUR

Romania

Not released yet

8.05 EUR
(28.99 RON)

2.25 EUR
(8.5 RON)

1.33 EUR
(5 RON)

Free of charge

5.58 EUR
(21 RON)

Russia

6.4 EUR
(219 RUB)

no book in Russian

2.6-5.8 EUR
(80-200 RUB)

4.4 EUR
(150 RUB)
for adults
2 EUR
(70 RUB) for children***

5.8 EUR
(200 RUB)
per month (Moscow)

8.8 EUR
(300 RUB)
The Bolshoi "Tosca"

San Marino

16.80 EUR

20 EUR

5 EUR

Entrance is free, both for San Marino citizens and foreigners

150 EUR (annual fee to attend individual twice weekly courses)

balcony 10 EUR
stalls A 15 EUR
stalls B 13.5 EUR

Slovakia

19.80 EUR

8.50 EUR

5.50 EUR

3.32 EUR

2.50 EUR

14.90 EUR

Slovenia

14.99 EUR

29.46 EUR
(hard cover)
8.33 EUR
(paperback)

5.6EUR

3.5 EUR

3.5 EUR

17 EUR

Spain

18.5 EUR

29.9 EUR

6.7-7 EUR

6 EUR

13.3 EUR

68 EUR

Sweden

14.7 EUR

7 EUR
(paperback)
24.5 EUR
(hardcover)

9.85 EUR

9.85 EUR

4-7 EUR
(depending on level)

32.5-74 EUR
(depending on performance / weekday)

Switzerland

15.90 EUR

21.90 EUR

11 EUR

10 EUR

28 EUR

70 EUR

Source:     Compendium Authors from respective countries and the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts). Data collected during October 2008. Currency Exchange Rates (1st week of October, 2008).
*                Depending weekday and hour. The lowest price is from Monday to Thursday before 17:00hr, the most expensive for
                  Friday after 17:00hr; Sundays 10 EUR.
**               Some are free.
***              Russian and CIS citoyens.