With the Olympics approaching, many Americans are wondering if they should attend the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro (Rio). Good news for those who are curious, we at Arch City Sports found out how much it would cost to attend the Olympics in Rio.
The Olympics begin August 5th and run through August 21st and are believed to play host to nearly one-million travellers world wide. Many of which will come from the American Continents. For the fellow Saint Louis citizen here are the numbers for you.
Flight and Hotel:
The biggest expense facing travellers is usually how you get there, and where you stay. According to the popular travel site Expedia.com booking a flight and hotel room for two-adults would look like this:
August 5th-11th: $1900 – $4206
August 9th-16th: $1700 – $4339
August 16th-22nd: $1700 – $4293
While each offer a unique option of events to view. The best value would be the week between the 9th and 16th due to cost of staying and the price of tickets to events. Though you’d miss the ceremonies and awards you’d still get a week of being able to see almost any sport at a fraction of the cost compared to the final week. But for those who want to see the opening or closing ceremonies or more important matches, like gold and bronze matches, should look to the other options.
Obviously if you’re going to Rio, you are going to the games. While I’m sure many of us are avid international archery fans, for some of the major events, here are the numbers per ticket.
Opening Ceremonies: $200 – $4600
Women’s Soccer prelims: $20 – $70
Men’s Basketball prelims: $100 – $350
Beach Volleyball prelims: $50 – $100
Gymnastics (gala): $290 – $900
Men’s Soccer Gold Medal Match: $240 – $600
Women’s Soccer Gold Medal Match: $210 – $580
Closing Ceremonies: $200 – $3900
Many events are already sold out unfortunately. Yet honestly I thought it’d be more expensive for some of these event so good job by the Olympics for making most of these events cheap to attend…unless you want primetime seating at least. Remember, this is the cost of tickets per person.
Cost per day for food and tourism often sits around $100 per day per person. But according to the data from websites like Numbero and Price Of Travel, they put the cost of basic foods around $17.80, and the cost goes as high as $30+ per day if you dine out each meal. Obviously grabbing a few beers will cause those numbers to rise, but hey, it’s vacation. Go celebrate.
Some other popular things to do would be visiting sites like the Christ the Redeemer Statue. That will cost you $18.50 per adult, $9 for a child.
A tour bus will cost about $49.50 per adult, about $25 per child.
So let’s do some ballpark math to give you a total for two people to attend the Olympics.
$2000 – $4200 for flight and hotel
$700 for tickets to events (piece it together however you like)
$500 for food and beverages (using $30 per day per person as the base for the math plus extras for treating ones self)
$200 for tourism funds
$500 in reserve funds (you want a souvenir right?)
So overall the trip can range from about $3900 to $6000, or $1950 – $3000 per person for a week.
So there you have it! Your trip to Rio to see the Olympics as booked by us here at Arch City Sports. Though we advise don’t keep all that cash in the same place when you travel. And if you find a cheaper deal, feel free buy it and send it our way. We’d love to send a staffer to Rio for the games.