COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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European Recreation and Culture Expenditure Index, 2008

Based on real expenditure per capita on GDP at average OECD PPP* prices

In USD and %

Country

Gross Domestic Product

Consumer goods

Consumer services

Individual services

Recreation and culture (=RC)

RC-Index:
% of European Median 1516$

Albania

8782

2895

2318

1300

173

11%

Armenia

7489

2778

1825

816

114

8%

Austria

42318

10444

12656

4242

2689

177%

Belarus

16448

4487

3007

3949

430

28%

Belgium

39164

9409

9979

5320

2080

137%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10261

3669

3291

1602

395

26%

Bulgaria

14836

3755

4980

2366

674

45%

Croatia

21761

7288

6413

2894

1149

76%

Cyprus

33071

12117

13001

2320

1882

124%

Czech Republic

27446

5996

7319

4189

1722

114%

Denmark

41941

9607

9548

7825

2396

158%

Estonia

23153

6130

5141

3860

1114

74%

Finland

40137

9664

9111

6486

2489

164%

France

36354

9851

10322

6082

2183

144%

Germany

39474

10254

10548

4816

2122

140%

Greece

31773

11068

12404

2361

1698

112%

Hungary

21982

5523

5229

4029

935

62%

Iceland

41442

9834

9955

6856

2456

162%

Ireland

45285

8927

10563

4713

1540

102%

Italy

35332

9987

10189

4209

1443

95%

Latvia

19226

5482

5446

2663

1141

75%

Lithuania

20810

7427

4487

3694

918

61%

Luxembourg

95292

19526

14361

6787

3720

245%

FYR of Macedonia

11616

3643

3579

1802

193

13%

Malta

26249

7202

9829

3681

2022

133%

Montenegro

14641

5688

3750

2777

466

31%

Netherlands

45545

10079

10300

7377

2456

162%

Norway

64392

11089

10601

7369

3035

200%

Poland

19181

5331

5785

3277

947

63%

Portugal

26522

7735

8861

3318

1358

90%

Romania

15904

4441

4106

2787

646

43%

Russian Federation

21611

6050

3589

3710

575

38%

Serbia

12476

4051

3462

2741

479

32%

Slovak Republic

24681

5911

6877

3578

1254

83%

Slovenia

31052

8546

7829

3804

1670

110%

Spain

35229

8417

11318

4217

1889

125%

Sweden

41758

9376

9880

7511

2483

164%

Switzerland

48735

10543

14589

2455

2434

161%

Turkey

15890

4436

5459

2005

412

27%

United Kingdom

39099

11152

12165

5638

2875

190%

AVERAGE (EUROPEAN MEDIAN, incl. Canada)

30209

7944

8053

4139

1516

100%

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Australia

41153

9731

12740

4017

2811

185%

Canada

41292

10592

10920

4877

2429

160%

United States

49807

14515

20844

2319

3655

241%

Japan

36003

7025

12507

4423

1891

125%

OECD - Total

36404

9622

12359

3599

2163

143%

Euro area

37045

9691

10487

4862

1951

129%

European Union

34092

9009

9704

4739

1889

125%

Sources:
OECD.Stat Extracts
.
Indicators presented in the table were selected from the 2008 OECD PPP Benchmark Data on real expenditure per capita
on GDP (Table 1.8) for European countries by the ERICarts Institute. This data is based on the results of a joint survey
carried out by Eurostat and the CIS countries.
*)  PPP = Purchasing Power Parities. PPP currency conversion rates convert to a common currency and eliminate the
     differences in price levels between countries in the process of conversion. 

In EUR and %

Country

Gross Domestic Product

Consumer goods

Consumer services

Individual services

Recreation and culture (=RC)

RC-Index:
% of European Median 1182€

Albania

6453

2237

1712

874

135

11%

Armenia

5503

2147

1347

549

89

8%

Austria

31095

8071

9345

2852

2097

177%

Belarus

12086

3467

2221

2655

335

28%

Belgium

28777

7271

7369

3576

1622

137%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

7539

2835

2430

1077

308

26%

Bulgaria

10901

2901

3677

1591

526

45%

Croatia

15990

5632

4735

1945

896

76%

Cyprus

24300

9364

9600

1559

1467

124%

Czech Republic

20167

4633

5405

2816

1342

114%

Denmark

30818

7424

7050

5261

1868

158%

Estonia

17013

4738

3796

2595

868

73%

Finland

29492

7468

6727

4360

1940

164%

France

26713

7613

7622

4089

1702

144%

Germany

29005

7924

7789

3237

1654

140%

Greece

23347

8553

9159

1587

1323

112%

Hungary

16152

4268

3861

2709

729

62%

Iceland

30451

7599

7351

4609

1915

162%

Ireland

33275

6899

7800

3168

1200

102%

Italy

25962

7718

7524

2830

1125

95%

Latvia

14127

4236

4022

1790

890

75%

Lithuania

15291

5739

3313

2484

716

61%

Luxembourg

70019

15089

10605

4563

2900

245%

FYR of Macedonia

8535

2815

2643

1211

151

13%

Malta

19287

5566

7258

2475

1577

133%

Montenegro

10758

4396

2769

1867

363

31%

Netherlands

33466

7789

7605

4960

1915

162%

Norway

47314

8569

7828

4954

2366

200%

Poland

14094

4120

4272

2203

738

62%

Portugal

19488

5977

6543

2231

1059

90%

Romania

11686

3432

3032

1873

503

43%

Russian Federation

15879

4675

2650

2494

448

38%

Serbia

9167

3131

2557

1843

373

32%

Slovak Republic

18135

4568

5078

2405

978

83%

Slovenia

22817

6604

5781

2557

1302

110%

Spain

25886

6504

8357

2835

1473

125%

Sweden

30683

7246

7296

5050

1936

164%

Switzerland

35810

8147

10773

1651

1898

161%

Turkey

11675

3428

4031

1348

321

27%

United Kingdom

28729

8618

8983

3790

2241

190%

AVERAGE (EUROPEAN MEDIAN, incl. Canada)

22197

5985

5798

2713

1182

100%

Australia

30238

7520

9407

2701

2192

185%

Canada

30341

8185

8064

3279

1894

160%

United States

36598

11217

15392

1559

2850

241%

Japan

26455

5429

9236

2974

1474

125%

OECD - Total

26749

7435

9126

2419

1686

143%

Euro area

27221

7489

7744

3268

1521

129%

European Union

25051

6962

7166

3186

1472

125%

Sources:
OECD.Stat Extracts
.
Indicators presented in the table were selected from the 2008 OECD PPP Benchmark Data on real expenditure per capita
on GDP at average European Union prices (Table 2.8) for European countries by the ERICarts Institute. This data is based
on the results of a joint survey carried out by Eurostat and the CIS countries.
*)  PPP = Purchasing Power Parities. PPP currency conversion rates convert to a common currency and eliminate the
     differences in price levels between countries in the process of conversion.