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2014 Price levels of cultural goods and services (December)

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 Avicii Album "True"

Regular price of the Thomas Piketty book "Capital in the 21st century"

Typical price of a cinema ticket for the latest international blockbuster
feature film (in 2D)

Entrance fee to an exhibition in a main national museum / gallery of modern art

Hourly rate
(60 min.) 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

Armenia

2000 AMD
3.7 EUR

Not available

1 000-2 000 AMD
1.8-3.8 EUR

300-1000 AMD
0.5-1.9 EUR

7 000 AMD
13 EUR
(per month)

500-5 000 AMD
0.9-9.3 EUR
(depending on the opera)

Austria

13.99 EUR

30.80 EUR

9.00 EUR

9.00 EUR
free up to the age of 19;

14 EUR for 50 min
(209 EUR for ca. 15 hours per semester)

81 EUR

Azerbaijan

N/A

N/A

4-7 AZN
(3.9-6.9 EUR)

5 AZN
(4.9 EUR)

0 AZN
(state funded)

16 AZN
(15.68 EUR)

Belgium (Wallonie)

10 EUR

28 EUR

10 EUR

12 EUR

1 EUR

100 EUR

Bosnia & Herzegovina

N/a

56 BAM
(28.70 EUR)
In English, hard copy

6 BAM
(3.10 EUR)

Gallery  - free

Free

8 BAM
(4.10 EUR) regular performance
10 BAM
(5.10 EUR) opening night

Bulgaria

16.50 BGN
(8.41 EUR)

The book is not released yet.

9 BGN
(4.60 EUR)

6-10 BGN
(3.06-5.10 EUR)

Piano schools in Community Center (Chitaliste) – twice weekly lessons for 45 min.-35 BGN (17.85 ЕUR) per month 12-20 BGN
(6.12-10.20 EUR)

 

Croatia

129 HRK
(17.2 EUR)

299 HRK
(39.89 EUR)

35 HRK
(4.67 EUR)

30 HRK
(4 EUR)

60-140 HRK
(8-18.7 EUR)

90 HRK
(12 EUR)

Czech
Republic

379 CZK
(13.63 EUR)

639 CZK
(22.99 EUR)

149 CZK
(5.36 EUR)

200 CZK
(7.19 EUR)

100 CZK
(3.60 EUR)

390 CZK
(14.03 EUR)

Finland

17.95EUR

37.95EUR

10.80EUR

12EUR

32EUR

33.50-76.50EUR

FYR of Macedonia

600 MKD
(10 EUR)

n/a

150 MKD
(2.5 EUR)

60 MKD
(1 EUR)

n/a

250 MKD
(4 EUR)

Georgia

N/A

N/A

15 GEL
(6.8 EUR)

5 -12 GEL
(2.27 -5,45 EUR)

15 GEL
(6.8 EUR)

7 GEL
(3 EUR)

Germany

5.99 EUR

29.95 EUR

6.5-10 EUR

10-13 EUR

24-36 EUR

38-50 EUR

Hungary

3 900 HUF (12.8 EUR)

not translated yet

1 600 HUF
(5.26 EUR)

1 300 HUF
(4.3 EUR)

450 HUF
(1.5 EUR)

10 500 HUF
(34.5 EUR)

Ireland

14.99 EUR

37.75 EUR (hardback)

11.50 EUR

Free

40 EUR per hour (advanced)
26.36 EUR per 40 minutes (junior)

85-100 EUR
Opera house not located in capital but medium sized and designated national (no opera house in capital)

Italy

18.9 EUR

22 EUR

8 EUR

8-13 EUR

Yearly rate approx. from 400 to 550 EUR

48-80 EUR

Latvia

16.99 EUR

Not translated

6.80 EUR

4.27 EUR

7.1-14.3 EUR
(monthly payment)

6-21 EUR

Liechtenstein

21.90 CHF
(18.20 EUR)

44 CHF
(36.57 EUR)

15 CHF
(12.47 EUR)

12 CHF
(9.97 EUR)

679 CHF
(564.42 EUR)
for 50 minutes per week for a semester

No Opera

Lithuania

40 LTL
(11.5 EUR)

161 LTL
(46.5 EUR)

20 LTL
(5.79 EUR)*

6 LTL
(1.74 EUR)

105 LTL
(30.4 EUR)**

35 LTL
(10.14 EUR)

Moldova

50 MDL
(2.63 EUR)

345 MDL
(18.17 EUR)

100 MDL
(5.26 EUR)

10 MDL
(0.52 EUR)

50 MDL
(2.63 EUR)

80 MDL
(4.21 EUR)

Monaco

14 EUR

25 EUR

11 EUR

6 EUR

0 EUR

40 EUR

Norway

149 NOK
17.50 EUR

Paperback/hardcover :NOK 174/299, €21/€35

100 NOK
11.7 EUR

50 NOK
5.9 EUR

223 NOK
26.2 EUR

525 NOK
62 EUR

Poland

36.20 PLN
(8.67 EUR)

178.77 PLN*
(42.81 EUR)

31 PLN
(7.42 EUR)

12- 20 PLN
(2.87- 4.79 EUR)

40- 150 PLN
(9.58- 35.92 EUR)

50 PLN
(11.97 EUR)

Portugal

13.90 EUR

24.40 EUR

6.50 EUR

6 EUR

25-50 EUR

35 EUR

Romania

34.99 RON
(7.9 EUR)

191.81 RON
(43.1 EUR)

19 RON
(4.29 EUR)

10 RON
(2.26 EUR)

-

25 RON
(5.24 EUR)

San Marino

14.90 EUR

22 EUR

5 EUR

Free

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

Gallery 10 EUR
Stall 18 EUR
Box 18 EUR

Spain

14.99 EUR

27.55 EUR

8.7 EUR*

4 EUR**

17.9 EUR***

90 EUR

Sweden

79 SEK
(8.53 EUR)

302 SEK
(32.63 EUR)

150 SEK
(16.20 EUR)

120 SEK
(12.96 EUR)

232.5 SEK
(25.1 EUR)

530 SEK
(57.26 EUR)

Switzerland

23.90 CHF
(19.85 EUR)

33.50 CHF
(27.85 EUR)

18 CHF
(14.95 EUR)

20 CHF
(16.65 EUR)

70 CHF
(58.20 EUR)

200 CHF
(166.20 EUR)

Ukraine

66 UAH
(3.5 EUR)

245 UAH
(13.5 EUR)

70 UAH
(4 EUR)

50 UAH
(2.8 EUR)

70 UAH
(4 EUR)

120 UAH
(5.9 EUR)

UK

11.3 EUR

37.5 EUR

18.25 EUR
(9.46 EUR for children)

12.63-20.84 EUR*

194-240-366 EUR**

37.89-90.94 EUR***

UK (Scotland)

11.3 EUR

37.5 EUR

11.9 EUR

Mostly free, but when charged
10 EUR

5 EUR

50 EUR

USA

9.61 USD
(7.76 EUR)
CD via Amazon

23.97 USD
(19.35 EUR)
Hardcover via Amazon

13 USD
(10.49 EUR)
for adults

16 – 25 USD
(12.92-20.18 EUR)
New Museum, NYC vs. MOMA, NYC; DC museums are free

60 USD
(48.71 EUR)
According to the National Guild for Community Arts Education 2013 data for lessons. U.S. public schools do not offer individual lessons.

116 USD
(93.64 EUR)
Washington National Opera, 2nd Tier, Flying Dutchman

Source:    European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) based on data provided by Compendium authors from respective countries. Data collected during December 2014 (currency exchangerates from the 3rd week of December, 2014).

Notes:
*              Lithuania: cinema prices differ according film show time and days: at 1 - 4 p.m. = 16 LT (4.63 €); since 4 p.m.= 20 LT (5.79 €); on Sat and Sun = 21 LT (6.08€)
**            Lithuania: hourly rates in average are calculated for 45 min. lesson and are various in municipalities. Hourly rates depend on qualification of the teacher.
*              Poland: English version / Book has not been translated into Polish.
*              Spain: It is the arithmetic mean of the prices of several cinemas in the capital.
**            Spain: This is the entrance fee to a temporary exhibition in a main national museum of “modern art”.
***          Spain: It is the arithmetic mean of several local public music schools in Spain.
*              UK: Relates to exhibitions at the British Museum in London - (A) "Germany: Memories of a Nation" and (B) "Ming: 50 Years that Changed China".
**            UK: Cost per TERM (c 10 lessons). Note: All three illustrations refer to lessons for INDIVIDUALS of 30-40 minutes (desk research revealed no data for one hour lessons). (A) is for piano lessons through the London Borough of Haringey, a relatively deprived area of London. (B) is for piano lessons through Surrey County Council, a more up-market area outside London. (C) is the cost of services provided by Kent Music, a registered charity that includes services on behalf of local authorities in Kent, which is a moderately affluent county in South East England, but with a few pockets of relative deprivation.
***          UK: Relates to opera prices in the Upper Circle (2nd balcony) at English National Opera, London. (A) "La Boheme".