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FIFA World Cup: Heading to Brazil? Be prepared to shell out $682 per day

Tourists should prepare to dig deep into their wallets and not be too miffed to receive services of inferior quality.

People play football at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is one of the most expensive cities in an astoundingly expensive Brazil (Source: Reuters) People play football at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is one of the most expensive cities in an astoundingly expensive Brazil (Source: Reuters)
By: Associated Press | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: June 6, 2014 11:24 am

prices. Take iPhones: The 5s that costs $199 in the US has a starting price of $1,250 on Apple’s Brazilian website. Need a pair of running shoes? A pair of the popular Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 runs about $313 at a Rio shopping mall – nearly triple the U.S. price. The examples go on. Levi 501 jeans start at $80.

The $6.28 Big Mac is among the most expensive in the world.

“Everything is expensive,” said Nadir Fraguas, a retired bank employee who was at a Rio mall pondering whether to spend the equivalent of more than $100 on a Brazil national team jersey for her grandson. “Here, you pay a lot and you get very little.”

First Published on: June 6, 2014 3:14 amSingle Page Format
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