Even if one of the world's most popular sporting event wasn't in town, prices for ordinary items such as shaving cream are extremely high in Brazil. Tourists visiting the country this month should brace themselves for even higher price tags.
Our Brazil correspondent Dom Phillips traveled around Rio de Janeiro and documented the astounding costs football fans will face.
A Big Mac
An official team shirt
A 35-minute bus trip
The Brazil cost no.5: cost quoted today for minibus for 20.8km/35min journey to Recife stadium: $450. — Dom Phillips (@domphillips) June 6, 2014