COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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European Recreation and Culture Expenditure Index, 2014

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

In USD and %

Country

Gross Domestic Product

Consumer goods

Consumer services

Recreation and culture (=RC)

RC-Index: % of European Median 1648$

Albania

10935

3363

3328

136

8.3

Austria

47398

11747

16378

2681

162.7

Belgium

43457

10192

13507

2152

130.6

Bosnia and Herzegovina

11369

4173

4364

428

26.0

Bulgaria

17005

4061

7802

772

46.8

Croatia

21417

6035

9431

1206

73.2

Cyprus

29510

8546

14091

1411

85.6

Czech Republic

31337

6624

10483

1565

95.0

Denmark

46528

10003

13230

2551

154.8

Estonia

27691

6950

7539

1200

72.8

Finland

40270

10587

12352

2713

164.6

France

38963

10008

13452

2209

134.0

Germany

45738

11257

14616

2357

143.0

Greece

26067

6938

12521

1156

70.1

Hungary

24791

5328

8070

1038

63.0

Iceland

43232

10449

13726

2606

158.1

Ireland

49988

7920

12139

1501

91.1

Italy

35033

9255

12978

1516

92.0

Latvia

23180

5981

7696

1325

80.4

Lithuania

27364

8425

8228

1324

80.3

Luxembourg

98361

20558

16737

3011

182.7

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

13048

3727

4402

298

18.1

Malta

32765

7263

13592

2198

133.4

Montenegro

14935

6207

6691

480

29.1

Netherlands

47214

9524

13373

2813

170.7

Norway

64120

11814

14372

3069

186.2

Poland

24561

7035

8355

1385

84.0

Portugal

27920

7341

11600

1209

73.4

Romania

20009

5021

6852

776

47.1

Russia

25055

6894

5235

721

43.8

Serbia

13373

4217

5343

551

33.4

Slovak Republic

28096

7061

9458

1520

92.2

Slovenia

29969

8290

9089

1436

87.1

Spain

32758

7619

12572

1476

89.6

Sweden

45186

9872

12626

2568

155.8

Switzerland

60122

11877

17026

2936

178.2

Turkey

23449

5097

8519

732

44.4

United Kingdom

39546

11633

13601

3594

218.1

AVERAGE (European Media)

33731

8129

10668

1648

100.0

For Information:

         

Australia

45291

10466

15099

3373

204.7

Canada

44164

10531

12664

2373

144.0

United States

53079

13655

23714

3598

218.3

Japan

38086

7731

14356

1668

101.2

OECD - Total

38931

9474

14602

2203

133.7

Euro area (19 countries)

38816

9572

13288

1960

118.9

European Union (28 countries)

36417

9223

12419

2047

124.2

Sources:   OECD.Stat Extracts. Indicators presented in the table were selected from the 2014 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.