Vatican City (Holy See) Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Holy See (Vatican City) (Holy See) › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Euro, EUR
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed:
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 842 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 0.44 sq km ; land: 0.44 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: none
Capital: name: Vatican City ; geographic coordinates: 41 54 N, 12 27 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) ; daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

The Holy See is supported financially by a variety of sources, including investments, real estate income, and donations from Catholic individuals, dioceses, and institutions; these help fund the Roman Curia (Vatican bureaucracy), diplomatic missions, and media outlets. Moreover, an annual collection taken up in dioceses and from direct donations go to a non-budgetary fund, known as Peter's Pence, which is used directly by the Pope for charity, disaster relief, and aid to churches in developing nations. Donations increased between 2010 and 2011. The separate Vatican City State budget includes the Vatican museums and post office and is supported financially by the sale of stamps, coins, medals, and tourist mementos; by fees for admission to museums; and by publication sales. Its revenues increased between 2010 and 2011 because of expanded opening hours and a growing number of visitors. However, the Holy See has not escaped the financial difficulties engulfing other European countries; in 2012 it started a spending review to determine where to cut costs to reverse its 2011 budget deficit of 15 million euros. Most public expenditures go to wages and other personnel costs; the incomes and living standards of lay workers are comparable to those of counterparts who work in the city of Rome.
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Economic Indicators for Vatican City 2015

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* Source: IMF
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  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Vatican City
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* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Vatican City
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* Source: IWS