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European Recreation and Culture Expenditure Index, 2011

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 1589$

Albania

10469

3438

2300

1582

166

10%

Austria

45163

11581

13920

4426

2728

172%

Belgium

42131

10231

10846

6046

2185

138%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10118

3781

3311

1616

374

24%

Bulgaria

16311

4106

5572

2580

791

50%

Croatia

21341

6336

7488

3019

1314

83%

Cyprus

32816

9098

14790

2521

1781

112%

Czech Republic

28420

6504

7270

4349

1545

97%

Denmark

43970

9670

9950

8224

2507

158%

Estonia

24262

5946

4955

3928

952

60%

Finland

40574

10371

10346

6801

2584

163%

France

38241

10096

11185

6360

2245

141%

Germany

43074

11195

11788

5897

2196

138%

Greece

27976

8935

11497

2365

1086

68%

Hungary

23553

5189

6649

4155

1068

67%

Iceland

40169

9178

10867

6925

2276

143%

Ireland

45125

8019

10606

5051

1496

94%

Italy

35592

9783

11434

4291

1592

100%

Latvia

21010

5602

5678

2818

1027

65%

Lithuania

23666

7844

4959

4155

960

60%

Luxembourg

93178

20826

13960

6369

3194

201%

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

12565

3847

3718

2009

259

16%

Malta

30063

7759

11913

3990

2039

128%

Montenegro, Republic of

14846

6500

5364

2584

385

24%

Netherlands

45343

9819

10246

7422

2366

149%

Norway

65025

11740

11105

7797

3238

204%

Poland

22859

6600

6699

3686

1175

74%

Portugal

26977

7584

9119

3172

1241

78%

Romania

16966

4535

4003

2979

699

44%

Russian Federation

23646

7111

4211

3806

628

40%

Serbia, Republic of

12457

4225

3649

2757

442

28%

Slovak Republic

26407

6788

6887

3754

1404

88%

Slovenia

29588

8849

7942

3847

1523

96%

Spain

33791

8247

11140

4178

1783

112%

Sweden

43885

9911

10784

7517

2602

164%

Switzerland

54205

11532

16184

2491

2825

178%

Turkey

18685

5360

6853

2733

502

32%

United Kingdom

36875

10399

11258

5052

3194

201%

AVERAGE
(EUROPEAN MEDIAN)
 32141 8119 8696 4296

1589

 100%

For Information

Australia

44136

10524

13952

4288

3252

205%

Canada

43157

10903

12001

4833

2388

150%

United States

52313

14610

21796

2374

3667

231%

Japan

36004

8095

12318

4973

2033

128%

OECD - Total

37817

9874

12992

3854

2215

139%

Euro area (17 countries)

38172

9870

11206

5230

1966

124%

European Union

35021

9156

10201

4959

1964

124%

Sources:
OECD.Stat Extracts
.
Indicators presented in the table were selected from the 2011 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 1208 EUR

Albania

7494

2599

1661

1077

126

10%

Austria

32328

8756

10054

3015

2074

172%

Belgium

30158

7735

7835

4118

1661

138%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

7243

2859

2392

1101

284

24%

Bulgaria

11676

3104

4025

1758

601

50%

Croatia

15276

4790

5409

2056

999

83%

Cyprus

23490

6878

10683

1717

1354

112%

Czech Republic

20344

4917

5251

2962

1174

97%

Denmark

31474

7311

7187

5601

1905

158%

Estonia

17367

4496

3579

2675

723

60%

Finland

29043

7841

7473

4632

1964

163%

France

27374

7633

8079

4332

1706

141%

Germany

30833

8464

8515

4017

1669

138%

Greece

20026

6755

8305

1611

826

68%

Hungary

16859

3923

4802

2830

812

67%

Iceland

28754

6939

7849

4717

1730

143%

Ireland

32301

6063

7661

3440

1137

94%

Italy

25477

7396

8259

2923

1210

100%

Latvia

15039

4235

4101

1919

781

65%

Lithuania

16941

5931

3582

2830

729

60%

Luxembourg

66698

15746

10084

4338

2427

201%

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

8994

2909

2686

1368

197

16%

Malta

21520

5866

8605

2718

1550

128%

Montenegro, Republic of

10627

4914

3875

1760

292

24%

Netherlands

32457

7424

7401

5055

1798

149%

Norway

46546

8876

8021

5311

2461

204%

Poland

16363

4990

4839

2511

893

74%

Portugal

19311

5734

6587

2160

944

78%

Romania

12145

3429

2891

2029

531

44%

Russian Federation

16926

5376

3042

2592

478

40%

Serbia, Republic of

8917

3195

2636

1878

336

28%

Slovak Republic

18903

5132

4975

2557

1067

88%

Slovenia

21179

6690

5737

2620

1158

96%

Spain

24188

6235

8046

2846

1355

112%

Sweden

31413

7493

7789

5120

1977

164%

Switzerland

38801

8719

11690

1697

2147

178%

Turkey

13375

4052

4950

1861

381

32%

United Kingdom

26396

7862

8132

3441

2428

201%

 AVERAGE
(EUROPEAN MEDIAN)

23007

6139

6281

2926

1208

100%

For Information

Australia

31593

7957

10078

2920

2472

205%

Canada

30892

8244

8668

3292

1815

150%

United States

37446

11046

15744

1617

2787

231%

Japan

25772

6120

8898

3387

1545

128%

OECD - Total

37631

10378

13045

3649

2340

194%

Euro area (17 countries)

27324

7462

8094

3562

1494

124%

European Union (28 countries)

25068

6923

7368

3378

1492

124%

Sources:
OECD.Stat Extracts
.
Indicators presented in the table were selected from the 2011 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.