Monday, April 18, 2011

Steeds duurder

Letland is duur. Vaak is het eten in de supermarkten in Nederland nog goedkoper dan in Letland. Dit had ik eigenlijk niet verwacht, aangezien het gemiddelde loon in Letland minder is dan de helft van het loon wat een gemiddelde Nederlander per maand ontvangt. In dit bericht uit de Baltic Times wordt beschreven dat de prijzen ongelooflijk omhoog zijn gegaan de laatste tijd, vooral op cultureel gebied.

RIGA -- The cost of Latvian books and cultural services are increasing at by far the fastest rate in the EU, a recent eurostat study has found.

The cost of books in Latvia has increased by more than 43 percent in the past five years, significantly more than anywhere else in the EU. The next closest country was Hungary at around 31 percent, followed by Lithuania at just over 20 percent.

Latvia has also seen prices for cultural services skyrocket. Cultural services -- such as theatre, cinema, concerts, museums and more -- increased by an astonishing 72.3 percent. This compared to the next highest increases of around 39 percent in Lithunania, Estonia and Bulgaria.

Bron: http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/28483/ (April 18, 2011)