Apr 9th 2008From Economist.com
ICELAND spends proportionately more on culture and recreation than other rich countries, with private and public spending together touching 10% of GDP. Its government lavishes over twice as much as others on providing sports, arts and recreational facilities for its citizens. Britons splashed out most on household items such as tickets to sports and arts events, CDs and DVDs, gardening and pets. Generally, wealthier countries devote more disposable income to leisure pursuits; Ireland is an exception.