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Lifestyle > Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Household expenditure on recreation and culture includes purchases of audio-visual, photographic and computer equipment; CDs and DVDs; musical instruments; camper vans; caravans; sports equipment; toys; domestic pets and related products; gardening tools and plants; newspapers; tickets to sporting matches, cinemas and theatres; and spending on gambling (including lottery tickets) less any winnings. It excludes expenditures on restaurants, hotels, and travel and holiday homes but includes package holidays.

Government expenditures include administration of sporting, recreational and cultural affairs as well as the maintenance of zoos, botanical gardens, public beaches and parks; support for broadcasting services and, where present, support for religious, fraternal, civic, youth and other social organisations (including the operation and repair of facilities and payment to clergy and other officers.) Also included are grants to artists and arts companies. Capital outlays such as the construction of sports stadiums, public swimming pools, national theatres, opera houses and museums are included.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Australia 6.56% 2009
2 Austria 6.53% 2009
3 United States 6.45% 2009
4 Greece 6.32% 2009
5 Iceland 6.12% 2009
6 Japan 6.12% 2009
7 Finland 5.74% 2009
8 Czech Republic 5.65% 2009
9 Denmark 5.61% 2009
10 Canada 5.44% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.37% 2009
11 Spain 5.29% 2009
12 France 5.12% 2009
13 Germany 5.08% 2009
14 Norway 5.07% 2009
15 Slovakia 5% 2009
16 Netherlands 4.83% 2009
17 Belgium 4.67% 2009
18 Switzerland 4.64% 2009
19 Poland 4.48% 2009
20 Portugal 4.46% 2009
21 Hungary 4.24% 2009
22 Italy 4.01% 2009
23 South Korea 3.68% 2009
24 Turkey 3.2% 2009
25 Ireland 3.09% 2009
26 Luxembourg 2.79% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Leisure/Recreation-and-culture/Household-expenditure-on-recreation-and-culture

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Interesting observations about Lifestyle > Leisure > Recreation and culture > Household expenditure on recreation and culture

  • Australia ranked first for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • All of the top 5 countries by leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture are Christian.
  • United States ranked first for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • Greece ranked first for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • 15 of the bottom 16 countries by leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture are European.
  • Austria ranked first for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Italy ranked third last for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • Turkey ranked last for leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture are Former British Colonies'.
  • 5 of the top 6 countries by leisure > recreation and culture > household expenditure on recreation and culture are Heavily indebted.
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