From Iceland — Playschool Fees Going Up In 2012

Playschool Fees Going Up In 2012

Published December 27, 2011

Every major municipality in Iceland will be raising playschool fees in 2012, and although Reykjavík will be making the largest rise proportionately, it will still remain the town with the cheapest playschools.
Towns across Iceland have submitted their budgets for 2012, and money remains in short supply. RÚV reports that every major Icelandic municipality will be raising playschool fees. Reykjavík and Akureyri will be raising theirs the most – 12% to 13% for an eight-hour day. This will raise playschool fees in Reykjavík by about 3,000 ISK, to 24,500 ISK per month. It is, however, still the lowest rates for playschools to be found in the country.
In the suburbs, Kópavogur will be raising playschool fees by 7%, to 28,600 ISK per month, while Hafnarfjörður will be raising theirs by 9%, to 28,600 ISK.
Things get considerably more expensive in the countryside. Playschool fees in Akureyri go up by 12%, to 29,500 ISK per month, while playschools in Fjarðarbyggð break the 30k mark – an 8% rise in playschool fees there means that parents will be paying 33,200 ISK per month.
In Ísafjörður proper, where only playschool meal fees have gone up, parents still pay 34,600 ISK per month for an eight-hour day plan – over 10,000 ISK more than what parents in the capital pay.

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