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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

$1.98 billion – estimated loss in output due to reduced labor and closed businesses during the four-day weekend which started June 2

$15.8 billion – expected to inject into the British economy via tourism

$155,249 – cost of a stained-glass window to be installed in Westminster Hall, courtesy of some MPs and peers

$15,787 – cost per bottle of the commemorative Diamond Jubilee whisky produced by John Walker & Sons, sales to be donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

$157 million – estimated cost of security

$20.38 – price of the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coin

$11-12 million – cost of medals begin awarded to British troops, police, firefighters, paramedics and prison guards who’ve served at least five years

$1,942 – cost of the Savoy’s special Jubilee weekend package, including two nights’ accommodation and a four-course dinner for two

$74 – cost of a family pass for the BBC’s Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace

$29 – admission fee to visit Buckingham Palace

$789,050 – estimated cost of a privately funded row-barge, christened Gloriana, to be presented to the queen

$11.5 billion – estimated holdings of the British crown estate, which is held in trust for the nation and not accessible to the queen for private use

$162.05 – predicted extra amount the average working Brit will spend during the weekend

(Time Magazine, 2012)

Issue:Volume 12 :: Issue 06

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