Latvia's figure was slightly above the EU average where prices increased by 4% compared with 2021, up from +3% in 2021 compared with 2020, as measured by the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP).
In 2022, among EU countries, the highest increases in prices for museums, libraries and zoological gardens were recorded in Poland (+18% compared with 2021), Ireland (+15%) and Lithuania (+14%). Estonia also saw prices increase by a substantial amount (+10.5%).
Latvia was right in the middle, while at the opposite end of the scale, Malta was the only EU country to record a decrease in the prices of museums, libraries and zoological gardens (-3% compared with 2021). Meanwhile, Luxembourg and Cyprus recorded no change, while the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal recorded a small increase (each +1%).