2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets Are the Most Expensive of All-Time

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FIFA recently released the tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and in the most ridiculous fashion, ticket prices have risen by as much as 16% for foreign fans. The cheapest tickets for the group stages will go for as high as $105 which sees a rise of $15 from 2014. The most expensive tickets on the other hand go for as high as $1100 and this is the first time tickets will ever exceed the $1000 mark.

Like in previous occasions, the host’s residents received heavily discounted rates, with prices starting at approximately $20 USD for a group matches. For a full comparison check out the list below.

Ticket prices for non-Russian residents (Categories 1-3)
Opening match: $220-$550 USD
Other group matches: $105-$210 USD
Round of 16: $115-$245 USD
Quarter-finals: $175-$365 USD
Semi-finals: $285-$750 USD
Third-place play-off: $175-$365 USD
Final: $455-$1,100 USD

Ticket prices exclusively available to Russian residents (Category 4)
Opening match: 3,200 rubles (approximately $49 USD)
Other group matches: 1,280 rubles (approximately $20 USD)
Round of 16: 2,240 rubles (approximately $35 USD)
Quarter-finals: 3,808 rubles (approximately $59 USD)
Semi-finals: 4,480 rubles (approximately $69 USD)
Third-place play-off: 3,808 rubles (approximately $59 USD)
Final: 7,040 rubles (approximately $109 USD)

Source: The Guardian

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