### Souvenir Prices

Souvenir Prices
Spain and France
Anna Howard
St. Stephens High School
WeShare Project 2011
Getting Started ~ My Question
How do the prices of souvenirs
differ among the cities and
countries I am visiting?
Places to compare: Spain and France
In Spain, compare between Madrid and Barcelona.
Control Variable: I will only be comparing the prices of
POSTCARDS and T-SHIRTS in order to stay consistent in
what is being compared.
Research Prior to Departure
After researching on various websites about the
economies in Spain and France, I expect to
find cheaper souvenirs in Spain.
Spain is currently undergoing some financial
instability and difficulties. Therefore, the value
of the Euro is weaker compared to other
countries that are thriving and surviving much
better than Spain.
France is considered to be a major economic
power of the world and the value of the Euro
is much stronger.
Works Cited
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• http://www.parisescapes.com/paris_souvenir
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DATA
- - - - - Madrid Price Results - - - - Store #1: SOL Souvenirs
Store #2: Regalo y Souvenirs
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 4 = .50€
Shirts: average of store = 11.95€
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 4 = .50€
Shirts: 1 = 12€ or 2 = 20€
Store #3: Souvenirs
Store #4: Objetos de Arte
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 4 = .50€
Shirts: 1 = 8.95€ or 2 = 17€
Postcards: 1 = .15€ or 2 = .25€
Shirts: average of store = 10.80€
Store #5: Souvenirs de España
Postcards: 1 = .40€
Shirts: average of store = 8.95€
Average cost of 1 postcard in Madrid = 0.23€
Average cost of 1 t-shirt in Madrid = 10.53€
Postcards
€ 0.50
T-Shirts
€ 14.00
€ 12.00
€ 10.00
€ 8.00
€ 6.00
€ 4.00
€ 2.00
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€ 0.40
€ 0.30
€ 0.20
€ 0.10
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- - - - - Barcelona Price Results - - - - Store #1: Emporío Souvenirs
Store #2: Lavanguardia
Postcards: 1 = .25€
Shirts: average of store = 19.75€
Postcards: 1 = .50€
Shirts: average of store = 9.50€
Store #3: Cemusa
Store #4: La Catedral
Postcards: 1 = .40€ or 5 = 1.50€
Shirts: average of store = 12.00€
Postcards: 1 = .50€
Shirts: average of store = 15.30€
Store #5: Arte Sania Souvenirs
Postcards: 1 = .50€
Shirts: average of store = 10.20€
Barcelona Continued…
Average cost of 1 postcard in Barcelona = 0.43€
Average cost of 1 t-shirt in Barcelona = 13.35€
Postcards
T-Shirts
€ 0.60
€ 25.00
€ 0.50
€ 20.00
€ 0.40
€ 15.00
€ 0.30
€ 10.00
€ 0.20
€ 0.10
€ 5.00
€-
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#2
#3
#4
#5
Store Store Store Store Store
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#5
- - - - - Paris Price Results - - - - Store #1: La Capsule
Store #2: C.B.M. Souvenirs
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 12 = 2.00€
Shirts: 1 = 10.00€ or 2 = 18€
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 12 = 2.00€
Shirts: 1 = 9.00€ or 2 = 18.00€
Store #3: Paris Souvenirs
Store #4: Etoile 2 Paris
Postcards: 1 = .50€ or 10 = 4.00€
Shirts: 1 = 11.00€ or 2 = 20.00€
Postcards: 1 = .20€ or 10 = 1.50€
Shirts: 1 = 12.00€
Store #5: Zizifel
Postcards: 1 = .50€ or 3 = 1.00€
Shirts: 1 = 9.00€ or 2 = 16.00€
Paris Continued…
Average cost of 1 postcard in Paris = 0.32€
Average cost of 1 t-shirt in Paris = 10.20€
Postcards
€ 0.60
€ 0.50
€ 0.40
€ 0.30
€ 0.20
€ 0.10
€-
T-Shirts
€ 14.00
€ 12.00
€ 10.00
€ 8.00
€ 6.00
€ 4.00
€ 2.00
€-
Store Store Store Store Store
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#2
#3
#4
#5
Store
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Store
#2
Store
#3
Store
#4
Store
#5
Comparison Graphs
Average Price of 1 Postcard
€ 0.50
€ 0.45
€ 0.40
€ 0.35
€ 0.30
€ 0.25
€ 0.20
€ 0.15
€ 0.10
€ 0.05
€-
Barcelona
Paris
Comparison Graphs
Average Price of 1 T-Shirt
€ 16.00
€ 14.00
€ 12.00
€ 10.00
€ 8.00
€ 6.00
€ 4.00
€ 2.00
€-
Barcelona
Paris
Results
• Based upon the data collected and the
graphs, Barcelona has the highest souvenir
prices among the three cities.
• Second and third place differ between
expensive t-shirts, but cheaper postcards
than Paris.
My Reaction
The results from my research and observations were
actually the opposite of what I expected to find.
Due to the fact that Spain’s economy is more
unstable than France’s, I was looking to find
cheaper souvenirs in Spain. In reality, I found the
cheaper souvenirs to be located in the Paris
stores.
~ Let’s just say that my family souvenirs
all came from France!
Other Traveler’s Reactions
• To look further into my question, I asked a few
travelers, also on the trip, to discover their
reactions to the costs of souvenirs found
among the different cities.
• When asked the following two questions;
(1) Where did you find cheaper souvenirs?
trip?
…these were the responses I received:
(1) Where did you find cheaper souvenirs?
Sarah K.
1. France
2. “I took French all through high school and
based on what I knew about France, I
thought things in France would be more
expensive. I definitely expected the cheaper
souvenirs to be in Spain and was surprised
when they were not.”
(1) Where did you find cheaper souvenirs?
Olivia B.
1. France
2. “I seriously thought Spain would be
cheaper. I’d just heard from other people
to expect France to be more expensive. I
guess they were wrong.”
(1) Where did you find cheaper souvenirs?