Mikva fees seem high relative to swimming pool fees (iun the USA). For example, two local swimming pools near me charge under $10 while the mikvaot charge $20-$30+. What factors do or should go into the setting of mikva fees? For example, are mikvaot expected to make a profit, break even, or be a community service? If break even, what are the ongoing and upkeep expenses for a mikva?

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    Probably "what the market will bear” + 10% :-) – Danny Schoemann Sep 22 '19 at 14:37
  • Do you ask about Israel that most Mikvahs belong to the Ministery of Religion or the rest of the world where the Mikvahs are private? – Al Berko Sep 22 '19 at 15:34
  • As a public service a community is obligated to build, How is it different from a shul? – Al Berko Sep 22 '19 at 15:36
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    @AlBerko, no-one charges you for davening with a minyan in a schul three times a day, whereas mikvaot here have fees, which implies that they are not suggested donations – Noach MiFrankfurt Sep 22 '19 at 17:45
  • @NoachMiFrankfurt I asked how is a Mikve different from a shul as being a public obligation? You're right that de-facto there's a difference, but it seems just a Minhag. A fee could be charged for davening also, wasn't it the case with Hilel? – Al Berko Sep 22 '19 at 22:34

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