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4 million euros to produce france.fr?

August 18, 2010

Technocrunch had another article today about the price of france.fr. 4 million euros, which is an amazing number for a website. Granted it looks good, but at 4 million it pretty darn should look good as well! I cannot understand any part of developing a web page that can give it such a price tag. Nothing.

Then I read some comments and searched around a bit, and figured that one of their southern neighbours has them beaten by an order of magnitude. italia.it was a whopping 45 million euros to produce according to this site.

It doesn’t stop there though, Romania will be spending 500 million euros in the next three years on their e-portal according to this site. That is a total of 25 euros per person living there, to be compared with their GDP which according to wikipedia is 12 600 USD. That almost makes me sad.

You got worse stories? I would be curious to know about pricetags of similar Norwegian projects. I would not be surprised if some of them were rather ridiculous as well.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Paul Anton permalink
    October 4, 2010 6:43 am

    You know – I’ll bet if they all made websites based on wordpress, they’d be dirt cheap! Ironic, isn’t it?

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