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World Cup prices, in 12 eye-popping tweets

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

Shaving cream

A 35-minute bus trip


The official soccer sticker album

A can of soda

Nike trainers

Subway sandwich

A meal from KFC

Absolut vodka

Smirnoff vodka

Swati Sharma is a digital editor for World and National Security and previously worked at the Boston Globe.



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