The Cost of the Olympics
The Winter Olympics officially kicks off this week. They Olympics are being held this year in PyeongChang, South Korea. You will be able to catch all the Olympic festivities and competitions on KAMR NBC 4.
All your favorites like Ice Skating, Curling, Skiing, Bobsled, and more. We'll be able to cheer on Team USA.
The Olympics are a major event bringing all the countries together and it is mind boggling just how much money is put into an even like the Winter Olympics.
Our friends at WalletHub did the math and it's amazing:
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are estimated to cost $13 Billion dollars (that 4x less than the Sochi Games in 2014)
Cost of cyber security and x-ray screening - $19.6 million
Cost of a week long trip to PyeongChang for the Olympics - $4,683
The ad revenue expected - $900 million dollars.
Lots of mind blowing numbers and massive amounts of money spent.
For more numbers and facts about this year's Winter Olympics: