Vatican - Public finance





State income is derived from fees paid by the public for visiting the art galleries and from the sale of Vatican City postage stamps, tourist mementos, and publications. The Vatican also receives income in the form of voluntary contributions (Peter's pence) from all over the world and from interest on investments. The Prefecture for Economic Affairs coordinates Vatican finances. The US Central Intelligence Agency estimates that average annual government revenues in the mid-1990s totaled approximately $175.5 million and expenditures $175 million.

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