Did you know that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is projected to be the costliest World Cup in history? Estimated costs show Brazil will spend approximately 3.5 billion dollars on the construction of the various stadiums and any related infrastructures. Not money spent without motive as Brazil is one of the favorites slated to win.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup champions was Spain, which was a first for them. So far, only a total of 8 countries have managed to win the World Cup since it began in 1930. In addition to Spain, these countries include Brazil, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina, France, and England.
If you are planning to travel to Brazil to watch the competition live be ready to spend some money yourself. The average cost of a hotel room on opening night is estimated to be $282 USD. By the time the final match is played in Rio the average hotel room is expected to cost an average of $371 USD. To save money, travel with friends and try to find cheap accommodations by looking for group rates. One of the biggest costs when traveling abroad is the cost of staying connected to loved ones back home. Phone charges can add up quickly for a lengthy trip abroad. Now, knctr.com provides an app with the option of calling the USA and Canada for free.