COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2009 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 Michael Jackson Album "King of Pop"

Regular price of the latest Dan Brown hardcover book "The Lost Symbol"

Typical price of a cinema ticket for the latest international feature film, "Ice Age 3"

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

Albania

5 EUR*

7 EUR

300 ALL
(2.18 EUR)

200 ALL
(1.43 EUR)

Free

200 ALL
(1.43 EUR)

Armenia

17 000 AMD
(29.8 EUR)

15 000 AMD
(26.3 EUR)

1 500 AMD (2.6 EUR)

1 000 AMD
(1.8 EUR)

400 AMD
(0.7 EUR)

3 000 AMD
(5.3 EUR)

Austria

20.99 EUR
(German Edition)

26.80 EUR

7.50 EUR

8 EUR

12 EUR
4.20 EUR (Vienna)

70-124 EUR

Azerbaijan

5 AZN
(4.16 EUR)

16 AZN
(13.33 EUR)

8 AZN
(6.66 EUR)

5 AZN
(4.16 EUR)

state-funded (0 AZN)

10 AZN
(8.33 EUR)

Belgium

19.49 EUR

21.95 EUR

8.80 EUR

8 EUR

65 EUR per year

37.50 EUR

Bulgaria

49 BGN
(25 EUR)

20 BGN
(10 EUR)

8 BGN
(4 EUR)

4 BGN
(2 EUR)

20 BGN
(10 EUR)

15 BGN
(7.5 EUR)

Canada

29-45 CAD
(19-29.7 EUR)

19.47 CAD
(12.90 EUR)

13.50 CAD
(8.93 EUR)

12 CAD
(7.93 EUR)

43.50 CAD
(28.76 EUR)

97 CAD
(64.15 EUR)

Croatia

115 KN
(15 EUR)

160 KN
(22 EUR)

33 KN
(4.5 EUR)

20 KN
(2.7 EUR)

60-140 KN
(8.2-19.2 EUR)

80 KN
(11 EUR)

Denmark

100 DKK
(13.2 EUR)

300 DKK
(39.62 EUR)

80 DKK
(10.5 EUR)

80 DKK
(10.5 EUR)

200 DKK
(26 EUR)

500 DKK
(66 EUR)

Finland

19.90 EUR

29.50 EUR

9 EUR

7 EUR

25 EUR

44 EUR

France

19.99 EUR

15.11 EUR

7.3 EUR

12 EUR

2.3 EUR

130 EUR

Georgia

N/A

N/A

7-10 GEL
(3-4 EUR)

3 GEL
(1.3 EUR)

4.5-14 GEL
(1.8-5.8 EUR)

3-10 GEL
(1.3-4 EUR)

Germany

15.50-16.99 EUR

26 EUR

5-8.5 EUR

8-10 EUR

20-30 EUR

35-55 EUR

Hungary

16 EUR
(4360 HUF)

21.9 EUR
(5925 HUF, only in English)

5.40 EUR
(1450 HUF Hungarian speaking)

3.85 EUR
(1040 HUF)

9 EUR
(2500 HUF)

26.29 EUR
(7100 HUF)

Ireland

12.99 EUR

12.99 EUR

9.20 EUR

5 EUR

35 EUR

66.95 EUR

Italy

21.50 EUR

24 EUR

7.50 EUR

10 EUR

-

45 EUR

Latvia

20 EUR

26 EUR

6.8 EUR

3.6 EUR

-

17 EUR

Lithuania

70 LTL
(20.27 EUR)

N/A

16 LTL
(4.63 EUR)

10 LTL
(2.89 EUR)

30 LTL
(8.69 EUR)

30 LTL
(8.69 EUR)

FYR Macedonia

600 MKD
(10 EUR)

600 MKD
(10 EUR)

200 MKD
(3.5 EUR)

60 MKD
(1 EUR)

-

200 MKD
(3.5 EUR)

Malta

22.50 EUR

24.95 EUR

6.65 EUR

5 EUR

Free

20 EUR

Moldova

12-15 EUR

18-25 EUR

5-10 EUR

0.9 EUR

2.5 EUR

10-15 EUR

Netherlands

19.99 EUR

19.99 EUR

9.50 EUR

12.50 EUR

16.50 EUR

55 EUR

Poland

9.50 EUR

Not issued

4.50 EUR

2.30 EUR

9.50 EUR

12 EUR

Portugal

16.95 EUR

22.46 EUR

5.80 EUR

4.00 EUR

20-50 EUR

35-45 EUR

Russia

409 RUB
(9.24 EUR)

1 120 RUB
(25.30 EUR)
book in English

220 RUB*
(4.97 EUR)

200 RUB**
(4.52 EUR)
Students and retired=100 RUB

400 RUB
per month
(9.03 EUR)

600 RUB
(13.55 EUR)

San Marino

20.90 EUR

24 EUR

5 EUR

Free

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

balcony 13 EUR
stalls A 21 EUR
stalls B 18 EUR

Serbia

16.50 EUR

15.90 EUR

3 EUR

1.50 EUR
(This is for the entrance to the Ethnographic museum. All major museums are closed for the restoration)

20-50 EUR
(This is for private lessons. It  is for free in the public schools)

5.30 EUR
 (Opera in the National Theatre, Belgrade)

Slovenia

19.90 EUR
(double album)

34.96 EUR

5.10 EUR
on Sat/Sun
4.95 EUR
during week

5 EUR

3.5 EUR

17 EUR

Spain

20.95 EUR*

21.90 EUR
(paperback)

6.8-7 EUR**

7 EUR

13.3 EUR

69 EUR

Sweden

14.80 EUR

18.70 EUR

8.90 EUR*

7.50 EUR

4.00-7.00 EUR

39.40-53.50 EUR**

Switzerland

19.70 EUR

26.30 EUR

11 EUR

10 EUR

28 EUR

75 EUR

Ukraine

60-100 UAH
(5.1-8.5 EUR)

120 -150 UAH
(10-12.8 EUR)

30-60 UAH
(2.5-5.1 EUR)

50 UAH
(4.27 EUR)

20-40 UAH
(1.7-3.4 EUR)

40-80 UAH
(3.4-6.8 EUR)

UK

7 GBP*
(7.75 EUR)

8.50 GPB**
(9.40 EUR)

5 GBP***
(5.53 EUR)

Free****

30 GPB*****
(33.20 EUR)

20-53 GBP
(22-58.63 EUR)

Source:     European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) based on data provided by Compendium authors from respective countries. Data collected during October 2009 (currency exchange rates 3rd week of October, 2009).

Notes:
*                Albania: All music CDs cost the same; this is a "market regulated price" and there's no relation with specific
                  copyright policies, simply for they're all pirated, including most of home artists' records.
*                Russia: No screening of Ice Age 3; instead « Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard » was taken.
**               Russia: State Tretyakov Gallery at 10, Krymsky Val, 20th Century Russian Art
*                Spain: It can be found on sale for 17 - 17.50 EUR in some big stores.
**               Spain: Weekdays (except discount day): 6.8EUR; Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7 EUR.
*                Sweden: depending on weekday and performance.
*                UK: Price of CD at HMV is £6.99, and at Amazon is GPB 7.98.
**               UK: Price of Hardcover book at Amazon is GPB 8.55 and at Waterstones is GBP 9.49. 
                  Independent bookshops will often charge the full cover price.
***              UK: Average price is just over GPB 5. Price for adult ticket at Odeon Cinema on a Friday evening is GPB 5.95.
                  Cinema prices in Central London are more expensive (eg GPB 8).
****             UK: Current exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool are free.
*****            UK: Based on fees charged by Merton Music Foundation (http://www.mmf.org.uk/), a South London
                  suburban area. Fees will vary according to locality.
******           UK: Range of prices for Upper Circle, English National Opera production Turandot, Dec 2009.