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2015 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 latest Ed Sheeran Album "X"

Regular price of the Henning Mankell book "The Troubled Man" (softcover)

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

The licensed version is unavailable
Pirate copies are 1500-2000 AMD
(2.8-3.7 EUR)

N/A

1000-2500 AMD
(1.8-4.6 EUR)

300 AMD
(0.8 EUR)
for children and pensioners
800 AMD
(1.4 EUR)
for adults

5000-7000 AMD per month
(12-16 hours)
(9.3-13 EUR)

3000 AMD
(5.6 EUR)

Austria

16.99 EUR

11.30 EUR

9.60 EUR

11 EUR
free up to the age of 19

14 EUR
for 50 min

85 EUR

Azerbaijan

N/A

15.50 AZN
(13.36 EUR -hardcover)

5-8 AZN
(4.3-6.9 EUR)

5 AZN
(4.4 EUR)

0 AZN
(state funded)

16 AZN
(13.8 EUR)

Belgium (Wallonie)

21.50 EUR

8.30 EUR

10 EUR

13 EUR

Free until 11
12-18 years old: 69 EUR a year for 40 lessons > 1.75 EUR

85 EUR

Belgium (Flemish)

18.50 EUR

9.90 EUR

10 EUR

13 EUR

55-140-320 EUR per year (depending on age: -18/-25/+25)

85 EUR

Bulgaria

20 BGN
(10.26 EUR)

20 BGN
(10.26 EUR)

10 BGN
(5.13 EUR)

6-10 BGN
(3.06-5.11 EUR)

Piano schools in Community Center (Chitaliste) – twice weekly lessons for 45 min.-35 BGN (17.85 ЕUR) per month, or  315 BGN (160.6 EUR) for academic year (amount varies)
Private lesson   -20 BGN
10.20 EUR (60 min) 

12-20 BGN
(6.12-10.20 EUR)

Croatia

109 HRK
(14.34 EUR)

65 HRK
(8.55 EUR)

35 HRK
(4.61 EUR)

30 HRK
(3.95 EUR)

60-140 HRK
(7.9-18.42 EUR)

120 HRK
(15.79 EUR)

Czech
Republic

449 CZK
(16.60 EUR)

275 CZK
(10.20 EUR)

204 CZK
(7.5 EUR)

200 CZK
(7.40 EUR)

100 CZK
(3.70 EUR)

780 CZK
(28.80 EUR)

Estonia

17.99 EUR

24.55 EUR

5.99 EUR

6 EUR

50 EUR
monthly rate (1 hour weekly)

20 EUR

Finland

18.95 EUR

10.95 EUR

13 EUR

12 EUR

22 EUR

30.50-99 EUR

France

12.99 EUR

8.30 EUR

11.70 EUR
(normal rate)
7.20 EUR
(reduced rate)
4 EUR
(under 14)

15 / 14 EUR
(normal rate)
12 / 10 EUR
(reduced rate)
Free (under 26/18/16, job seekers/ welfare beneficiaries, etc.)

4.88 EUR
(lowest rate: 0.88 EUR, highest rate: 13.33 EUR*)

130 EUR

Georgia

N/A

N/A

11.50-14.50 GEL
(4.42-5.57 EUR)

5 GEL
(1.92 EUR)

15 GEL
(5.76 EUR)

15-20 GEL
(5.76-7.69 EUR)

Germany

13.99 EUR

10.95 EUR

7.3-10.8 EUR

10-12 EUR

25-36 EUR

39-60 EUR

Greece

17.99 EUR

9.89 EUR
(note: in English - not yet published in Greek)

7.50 EUR

6.50 EUR

25.00 EUR
(note: price at an accredited private school - public (municipal) schools are extremely rare

30.00 EUR

Hungary

11.6 EUR*

Not yet translated
(English version: 7.75 EUR)

5.38 EUR

5.8-9.4 EUR**

1.34 EUR***

18-38 EUR****

Italy

20 EUR

14 EUR

8.50 EUR

8-15 EUR

yearly approx. from 400 to 600 EUR

45-80 EUR

Latvia

21 EUR

N/A

6.90 EUR

6 EUR

7-17 EUR
(monthly payment)

21 EUR

Malta

24.99 EUR

7.15 EUR

7 EUR

5 EUR

Free

20 EUR

Moldova

50 MDL
(2.29 EUR)

400 MDL
(18.34 EUR)

100 MDL
(4.58 EUR)

10 MDL
(0.45 EUR)

50 MDL
(2.29 EUR)

100 MDL
(4.58 EUR)

Monaco

12.99 EUR

8.30 EUR

11 EUR

6 EUR

0 EUR

40 EUR

Netherlands

19.99 EUR

14.50 EUR

10.50 EUR

17.50 EUR

27.50 EUR

87-96 EUR

Norway

169 NOK
18 EUR

169 NOK
18 EUR

100 NOK
11 EUR

50 NOK
5 EUR

236 NOK
25 EUR

625 NOK
67 EUR

Poland

54.86 PLN
(12.91 EUR*)

39.92 PLN
(9.39 EUR)

Mon-Thu 26 PLN (6.12 EUR) Fri-Sun 31 PLN
(7.29 EUR)

12-20 PLN
(2.8-4.7 EUR)

40-90 PLN
(9.4-21.2 EUR)

66-120 PLN
(15.53-28.24 EUR)

Romania

65 LEI
(14.72 EUR for CD)

92.14 LEI
(20.94 EUR)

21 LEI
(4.77 EUR)

10 LEI
(2.27 EUR)

-

25 LEI
(5.68 EUR)

Russia

1 065 RUB
(15.3 EUR)

not available in Russia (it can be bought Ebay in English, the price is 4,99 $ + 20$ fordelivery)

400 RUB
(5.7 EUR)

Nat. Center for Contemporary Arts: 300 RUB (4.3 EUR) for adults,
150 RUB
(2.1 EUR) for students and pensioners.
Free for children under 16*

Free

Bolshoi Theatre:
Opera "Don Carlos" 2nd balcony, 8 800 RUB (126.4 EUR)

San Marino

19.90 EUR
(CD + DVD)
17.90 EUR
(CD only)

14 EUR

5 EUR
4 EUR
(reduced rate)
free (under 6)

3 EUR
2 EUR (reduced rate)
free (under 6)

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

Gallery 10 EUR
Stall 20 EUR
Box 20 EUR

Serbia

1 500 RSD
(12.5 EUR)

650 RSD
(5.4 EUR)

360 RSD
(3 EUR)

200 RSD
(1.66 EUR)

free

800 RSD
(6.66 EUR)

Spain

14.99 EUR

20 EUR

8.7 EUR*

4 EUR**

19.1 EUR***

91 EUR

Sweden

169 SEK
(18.20 EUR)

211 SEK
(22.72 EUR)

192 SEK
(20.67 EUR)

150 SEK
(16.15 EUR)

125 SEK*
(13.46 EUR)

340 SEK
(36.61 EUR)

Switzerland

23.90 CHF
(21.68 EUR)

14.90 CHF
(13.51 EUR)

18 CHF
(16.33 EUR)

20 CHF
(18.14 EUR)

65 CHF*
(58.96 EUR)

184 CHF**
(166.89 EUR)

Ukraine

120 UAH
(5 EUR)

250 UAH
(9.8 EUR)

70 UAH
(2.8 EUR)

60 UAH
(2.4 EUR)

100 UAH
(4 EUR)

150 UAH
(5.9 EUR)

UK

9.99 GBP
(13.98 EUR)

7.99 GBP
(11.19 EUR)

10 GBP
(14 EUR)

14 GBP
(19.6 EUR)*

12.50 GBP
(17.5 EUR)**

55-72 GBP
(77-100.8 EUR)
***

UK (Scotland)

13.98 EUR

11.31 EUR

15.27 EUR

12.74 EUR

63.68 EUR

62.62 EUR

Source:    European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts) based on data provided by Compendium authors from respective countries. Data collected during October-November 2015 (currency exchangerates from the 1st week of November, 2015).

*             France: the rate depends on the family revenue (as well as on the number of children).

*             Hungary: online shopping price for the CD (not the LP).

**            Hungary: 5.8 EUR – National Gallery; 9.35 EUR Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art.

***          Hungary: includes instrument rental and music theory lessons twice a week.

****         Hungary: 18eur – 2nd balcony; 38eur - 3rd category.

*             Russia: Hermitage: 600 RUB (8.6 EUR) for adult foreigners, 400 RUB (5.7 EUR) for adults of RF and Belarus, free for all children and students (foreigners and Russian)

*              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.

*              Sweden: In Stockholm city, the fee for a full semester of piano lessons (a guaranteed minimum of 12 lessons, á 30 min) is 750 SEK.

*              Switzerland: The price for one semester at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich is a t 640 CHF. In one semester there are 20-25 lessons of 30 minutes. For 60 minutes = 1280/20 = CHF 64, rounded up to CHF 65.

**            Switzerland: At the Opera houses of Zurich, 3rd category, the tickets are at CHF 168 and CHF 184. The last one was used as it represents more the price level in average.

*              UK: British Museum exhibition (free admission to collection). NB Discounts available for children, elderly etc.

**            UK: From £12.50 (Eur 17.50) per hour for children/teenagers in Lewisham, London.  More generally rates are based on a term, e.g. £100 (Eur 140) at Croydon Music & Arts, London, or £378 (Eur 529.24) for one-to-one tuition per term. Private one-to-one tuition per hour on average is £35 (Eur 49) to £40 (Eur 56).

***          UK: For "La Boheme" in Upper Circle at English National Opera, London Coliseum.