FIFA World Cup 2014: By the numbers (Infographic)

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As  Brazil gets set to host the 2014 World Cup, millions of fans are expected to travel around Brazil during the month-long soccer from around the world will be traveling to Rio de Janiro to experience the month-long soccer (or football) extravaganza.

Metro put together this nifty infographic to explain some very interesting facts about the World Cup in Brazil. We’ve highlighted the cost to put it all together, how many people will be traveling and World Cup ticket prices. and what it will take to put together an event of this magnitude. You can click here to see our graphic bigger.

By the Numbers: Key points


There will be approximately 600,000 foreign visitors expected in Rio for the World Cup.


In Rio, there are about 55,400 hotel rooms. We’re sure the city will feel a bit cramped.


You better be ready to spend. The average cost of a hotel room in Rio is $460


If you’re interested in some privacy, you can get a private room in a favela for about $100 per night. We expect that price to increase.


Brazil’s biggest stadium, Estadio do Maracana, holds 73,531 people. Imagine the sound of that many people screaming for their favorite team. The stadium is the home to two local football clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense.

$11 billion

According to the Brazilian government, the 2014 World Cup will cost $11 billion to produce. This is the most expensive World Cup to date. In comparison, South Africa spent $4 billion in 2010, and Germany spent $1.6 billion in 2010.

3.7 million

About 3.7 million people are expected to travel around Brazil during the World Cup.


We hope Twitter adds more servers to its network. There will be around 2000 tweets-per-second (TPS) about the world cup. Tweets-per-second during the last 15 minutes of the 2010 World Cup Final, up from a regular rate of 750 TPS.


The official ticket price for the World Cup final starts at $440. If you end up going the Stubhub route,  be ready to shell out $6000 for a ticket.


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