2018 World Cup: 32 Teams, 32 Prices - the most expensive country will surprise you!

    Jun 29, 2018 @ 02:43 PM / by Jordan Blue

    2018 World Cup: Who’s watching!?

    At AIRINC, we specialize in all things international, so it only makes sense that we're big fans of the world's game. Our staff hails from many of the nations competing in the World Cup and we have been following the competition closely.

    As we're cheering along with you, we thought it’d be fun to share some facts about the tournament:

    • Uruguay were both the hosts and winner of the first World Cup in 1932
    • The 2014 World Cup reached over 3.2 billion viewers, with over 1 billion people tuning in for the World Cup final
    • Russia expects that over 1 million fans will travel to Russia to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup this year

     

    32 Teams, 32 Prices: What country has the most expensive game balls?

    AIRINC collects thousands of on-site prices from cities around the globe. In honor of the World Cup, we mined our data to bring you the average cost* of a football in the competing countries. Check out our interactive map and accompanying ranking below:

     

     


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    Ranking Country   Price  Currency
    1 Iceland  $         46.56 USD
    2 Costa Rica  $         41.79 USD
    3 Brazil  $         40.68 USD
    4 Iran  $         39.35 USD
    5 Japan  $         38.40 USD
    6 Belgium  $         35.55 USD
    7 Saudi Arabia  $         35.16 USD
    8 Argentina  $         34.60 USD
    9 Colombia  $         33.63 USD
    10 Switzerland  $         33.37 USD
    11 Denmark  $         32.95 USD
    12 Senegal  $         32.23 USD
    13 Egypt  $         32.21 USD
    14 France  $         29.01 USD
    15 Poland  $         28.48 USD
    16 Russia  $         27.72 USD
    17 Sweden  $         27.59 USD
    18 Uruguay  $         27.53 USD
    19 Panama  $         27.35 USD
    20 Portugal  $         26.94 USD
    21 Korea  $         26.66 USD
    22 Mexico  $         25.97 USD
    23 Serbia  $         25.93 USD
    24 Spain  $         25.31 USD
    25 Nigeria  $         25.25 USD
    26 Germany  $         24.05 USD
    27 Morocco  $         22.53 USD
    28 England  $         22.51 USD
    29 Croatia  $         21.96 USD
    30 Australia  $         21.38 USD
    31 Peru  $         18.90 USD
    32 Tunisia  $         18.63 USD

    *All prices are listed in USD and converted at the prevailing rates at the time of our on-site surveys.

     


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    Topics: Data and Infographics, World Cup

    Jordan Blue

    Written by Jordan Blue

    Jordan joined AIRINC as the Director of the West Coast in the summer of 2017. Prior to joining AIRINC he worked for Deloitte, Mercer, and CareerBuilder. He and his team support client engagement from Denver to the Pacific by advising on data use, policy questions, assignment strategy, and more. Jordan works with companies of all types but lives in San Francisco and primarily focuses on the Technology industry. He specializes in helping companies develop and administer host-based assignments, short-term assignments, and permanent moves. He also leads our Engineering & Construction industry benchmark group. Jordan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Miami University in 2003 and his MBA with concentrations in Applied Economics and Change Management from DePaul University in 2010.