After some couple of years of "semantical nudging" between "suggested" and "recommended" admission fees, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to start charging a mandatory $25 (€ 20.75) fee, starting March 1. The admission charge will apply to adult visitors who live outside New York state.
So how does it compare with other attractions around the world?
It is more than enough for a two-day entrance ticket to the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, including the Main Museum Complex, and the Winter Palace of Peter the Great among others. ($ 23.95)
It would cover the access to the Louvre Museum in Paris (tickets start from € 17), or you can ascend the Eiffel Tower for € 19 upwards.
The Louvre in Abu Dhabi opens its gates for an adult at a standard price of 63 AED (€ 14.22)