COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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2010 Prices for Selected Popular Cultural Goods and Services (November)

 

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 Katie Melua Album "The House"

Regular price of the latest Stieg Larsson hardcover book "The Girl Who Played with Fire"

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

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

3.60 EUR

12.25 EUR

3.60 EUR

0.75-1.50 EUR

Free

1.50 EUR

Armenia

Not available

Not available

1 000-1 500 AMD
(2-2.5 EUR)

1000 AMD
(2 EUR)

About 600 AMD
(7 000 AMD a month) = about 1.2 EUR

2 000 AMD
(4 EUR)

Austria

16.99 EUR

23.60 EUR

8.50 EUR

9 EUR

12 EUR

70-75 EUR

Azerbaijan

9 AZN
(8.2 EUR)

14.20 AZN
(12.9 EUR)

8 AZN
(7.3 EUR)

10 AZN
(9.1 EUR)

0 AZN
(state funded)

11 AZN
(10 EUR)

Belgium

18.99 EUR

19.99 EUR

9 EUR

10 EUR

65 EUR/year

80 EUR

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Not available at the moment, was around 15 EUR

46 KM
23.52 EUR
(Croatian),
27 KM
13.80 EUR
(Serbian)
24 KM
12.27 EUR
(English)

6 KM (average price)
3.06 EUR

free

100 KM/per year
(< 1 EUR per lesson)

8 KM
4.09 EUR
ordinary performance
10 KM
5.11 EUR
opening night

Bulgaria

44.70 BGN
(22.92 EUR)

18 BGN
(9.23 EUR)

12 BGN
(6.15 EUR)

10 BGN
(5.13 EUR)

15 BGN
(7.69 EUR)

12 BGN
(6.15 EUR)

Canada

10 CAD
(7.33 EUR)

16.87 CAD
(12.45 EUR)

16-19 CAD
(11.72-13.92 EUR)

15 CAD*
(10.99 EUR)

56 CAD
(41.02 EUR)

127 CAD
(93.03 EUR)

Croatia

116 KN
(15.9 EUR)

199 KN
(27.3 EUR)

33 KN
(4.5 EUR)

30 KN
(4.1 EUR)

60-140 KN
(8.2-19.2 EUR)

80 KN
(11 EUR)

Cyprus

17.99 EUR

24.90 EUR

7.5 EUR

3 EUR

15 EUR

35 EUR

Czech Rep.

569 CZK
(22.86 EUR)

215 CZK
(8.63 EUR)

219 CZK
(8.8 EUR)

250 CZK
(10.04 EUR)

100 CZK
(4.02 EUR)

700 CZK
(28.12 EUR)

Denmark

100 DKK
(13.41 EUR)

200 DKK
(26.83 EUR)

90 DK
(12.07 EUR)

O DKK (general exhibitions) / 95 DKK (particular exhibitons) - 12.74 EUR

300 DKK
(40.24 EUR)

450 DKK
(60.36 EUR)

Estonia

12.7 EUR

16.8 EUR

4.1 EUR

5.5 EUR

14 EUR

18.5 EUR

France

15.99 EUR

21.85 EUR

7 EUR

12 EUR

2.3 EUR

125 EUR

FYR of Macedonia

600 MKD*
(10 EUR)

600 MKD*
(10 EUR)

180 MKD
(3 EUR)

60 MKD
(1 EUR)

400-500 MKD
(6.5-8 EUR)

200 MKD
(3.5 EUR)

Georgia

12 GEL
(4.8 EUR)

N/A

10-15 GEL
(7-6 EUR)

1.5-3 GEL
(0.6-1.2 EUR)

5-15 GEL
(2-6 EUR)

5-10 GEL
(2-4 EUR)

Germany

14.99 EUR

22.95 EUR

6-9.50 EUR

8-10 EUR

20-30 EUR

32-57 EUR

Hungary

4 200 HUF
(15.16 EUR)

3 190 HUF
(11.5 EUR)*

1 850 HUF
(6.67 EUR)

1 200 HUF
(4.33 EUR)

2 500 HUF
(9 EUR)

7 500 HUF
(27 EUR)

Ireland

9.99 EUR

8.99 EUR

10.70 EUR

Free
(special exhibitions 7 EUR)

30 EUR

21.50 EUR

Italy

21.50 EUR

19.50 EUR

10 EUR (in 3d)

10 EUR

15 EUR

48 EUR (first night) 32 EUR (performance)

Latvia

14.99 LVL
(21.11 EUR)

10.98 LVL
(15.46 EUR)

4.25 LVL
(5.98 EUR)

2.5 LVL
(3.52 EUR)

-

6-10 LVL
(8.45-14.08 EUR)

Liechtenstein

27.90 CHF
(20.65 EUR)

39.90 CHF
(29.55 EUR)

15 CHF
(11.10 EUR)

12 CHF
(8.88 EUR)

40 CHF*
(29.62 EUR)

-**

Lithuania

55 LTL
(16 EUR)

38.7 LTL
(11.2 EUR)

17-18 LTL
(5 EUR)

6 LTL
(1.7 EUR)

80-90 LTL
(26 EUR)

50-130 LTL
(14-37 EUR)

Moldova

12-15 EUR

15-25 EUR

5-10 EUR

0.18-1 EUR

2.5 EUR

7-20 EUR
(National Opera / Theatre performances)
25-125 EUR
for a foreign (ex. Russian) opera/ theatre performance.

Netherlands

12.99 EUR

29.95 EUR

9 EUR

14 EUR

17 EUR

55 EUR

Norway

99 NOK
(12 EUR)

349 NOK
(43 EUR)

75 NOK
(9.15 EUR)

Free of Charge

200 NOK
(24 EUR)

490 NOK
(60 EUR)

Poland

12.3 EUR

12 EUR

7 EUR

3.5 EUR

10 EUR

8 EUR

Portugal

14.99 EUR

22.21 EUR

5.95 EUR

5.00 EUR

20-50 EUR

25.00-45.00 EUR

Romania

15 EUR

13 EUR

ca. 5 EUR
for a Multiplex-it depends of the cinema

4-5 EUR

About 5 EUR

5-6 EUR

Russia

850 RUB
(20 EUR)
(via Internet)

385 RUB
(9 EUR)

350 RUB or 3D 600 RUB
(8.25 EUR or 14.15 EUR)
(Moscow)

150-200 RUB
(3.58-4.7 EUR)
(Tretyakov Gallery)*

200 RUB
(4.7 EUR)
(per month)

1100 RUB
(25.94 EUR)

San Marino

17.50 EUR

27 EUR

5 EUR

Free

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

gallery 13 EUR
stall 18 EUR
box 18 EUR

Serbia

5 EUR

8.9 EUR

3.9 EUR

3 EUR museum;  gallery-free entrance

5-6 EUR

5 EUR

Slovakia

20 EUR

15 EUR

5 EUR

3.50 EUR

1.50 EUR

13 EUR

Slovenia

8 EUR

34.90 EUR

7.50 EUR*

5 EUR

3.5 EUR

17 EUR

Spain

18.18 EUR

22.5 EUR

7.13-7.26 EUR*

7 EUR

10.63 EUR**

72 EUR

Sweden

169 SEK
(18 EUR)

(sold out in hardcover)

60 SEK
(6.40 EUR)

120 SEK
(12.80 EUR)

100 SEK
(10.65 EUR)

280 SEK
(29.83 EUR)

Switzerland

42.90 CHF
(31.76 EUR)

38.90 CHF
(28.80 EUR)

17 CHF
(12.58 EUR)

20 CHF
(14.80 EUR)

78.50* CHF
(58.13 EUR)

65-220 CHF
(48-163 EUR)

Ukraine

55-75 UAH
(5.5-7.5 EUR)

110-140 UAH
(11-14 EUR)

40-90 UAH
(4-9 EUR)

35-60 UAH
(3.2-5.7 EUR)

25-50 UAH
(2.5-5 EUR)

50-90 UAH
(5-9 EUR)

UK

5 GBP
(5.89 EUR)

10.13 GPB**
(11.95 EUR)

5 GBP***
(5.89 EUR)

Free****

30 GPB*****
(33.20 EUR)

20-52 GBP
(23.6-61.33 EUR)

Source:     European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) based on data provided by Compendium authors from respective countries. Data collected during November 2010 (currency exchange rates 3rd week of November, 2010).

*                Canada: Special Exhibitions at National Gallery of Art.
*                Hungary: soft cover only, hardcover would be around 23 EUR.
*                Russia: Main: 300 RUB for foreigners; 150 RUB Russian and CIS citizens; 70 RUB students, retired, etc. / Modern Art: 300 RUB for foreigners; 200 RUB Russian and CIS citizens; 100 RUB students, retired, etc.
*                Spain: Weekdays (except discount day): 7.13 EUR; Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7.26 EUR. Both figures are the arithmetic mean of the prices of several cinemas in the capital.
**              Spain: It is the arithmetic mean of several local public music schools in Spain.
*                Switzerland: Example fort he City of Zurich. The price is reduce to half when the child lives in the city of Zurich.
*                Liechtenstein: CHF 659 per Semester for 50 Minuten (659:20:5*6 = 40).
**              Liechtenstein: No opera house in Liechtenstein.
*                Slovenia: XpanD cinema including 1 Euro for 3D glasses.
*                  UK: Price of CD at HMV and Amazon is £4.99.
**                UK: Price of Hardcover book at Amazon is £10.13. Independent bookshops will often charge the full cover price.
***              UK: Average price is just over £5. Price for adult ticket at Odeon Cinema on a Friday evening is £5.95. Cinema prices in Central London are more expensive (eg c£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.