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The couch potato index - World Cup 2018

The couch potato index
World Cup 2018 edition

This week, 32 countries are each sending their best 23-man squad to Russia to battle it out to become the best football team in the world. While some dedicated fans will also make the trip, the majority will be watching from home, but which fans will have it best?

We've used our latest cost of living data to calculate how much it will cost you and a friend to support your team from your couch. The price under each shirt shows the cost in US dollars of two takeaway meals (burger, fries and soft drink), six 500ml cans of beer and a 250g packet of peanuts in that country's capital.

Click on each shirt for a detailed breakdown of the prices included.

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Group A

Saudi Arabia

$15.40*

Saudi Arabia

Takeaway (x2)
$11.50

Beer (6 cans)
-

Peanuts (250g)
$3.90

Egypt

$16.00

Egypt

Takeaway (x2)
$6.70

Beer (6 cans)
$7.20

Peanuts (250g)
$2.10

Russia

$31.50

Russia

Takeaway (x2)
$10.60

Beer (6 cans)
$14.40

Peanuts (250g)
$6.50

Uruguay

$34.80

Uruguay

Takeaway (x2)
$17.00

Beer (6 cans)
$13.20

Peanuts (250g)
$4.60

Group B

Iran

$15.10*

Iran

Takeaway (x2)
$13.40

Beer (6 cans)
-

Peanuts (250g)
$1.70

Spain

$27.60

Spain

Takeaway (x2)
$16.90

Beer (6 cans)
$7.40

Peanuts (250g)
$3.30

Portugal

$29.60

Portugal

Takeaway (x2)
$14.60

Beer (6 cans)
$11.10

Peanuts (250g)
$3.90

Morocco

$35.00

Morocco

Takeaway (x2)
$12.10

Beer (6 cans)
$19.80

Peanuts (250g)
$3.10

Group C

Peru

$26.70

Peru

Takeaway (x2)
$10.50

Beer (6 cans)
$12.10

Peanuts (250g)
$4.10

France

$30.90

France

Takeaway (x2)
$18.40

Beer (6 cans)
$10.30

Peanuts (250g)
$2.20

Australia

$38.40

Australia

Takeaway (x2)
$15.00

Beer (6 cans)
$21.70

Peanuts (250g)
$1.70

Denmark

$41.20

Denmark

Takeaway (x2)
$21.70

Beer (6 cans)
$15.20

Peanuts (250g)
$4.30

Group D

Nigeria

$24.10

Nigeria

Takeaway (x2)
$12.80

Beer (6 cans)
$5.80

Peanuts (250g)
$5.50

Croatia

$24.20

Croatia

Takeaway (x2)
$11.80

Beer (6 cans)
$10.00

Peanuts (250g)
$2.40

Argentina

$29.90

Argentina

Takeaway (x2)
$15.60

Beer (6 cans)
$10.20

Peanuts (250g)
$4.10

Iceland

$53.50

Iceland

Takeaway (x2)
$28.60

Beer (6 cans)
$22.20

Peanuts (250g)
$2.70

Group E

Serbia

$18.40

Serbia

Takeaway (x2)
$10.50

Beer (6 cans)
$6.20

Peanuts (250g)
$1.70

Brazil

$26.50

Brazil

Takeaway (x2)
$14.40

Beer (6 cans)
$8.60

Peanuts (250g)
$3.50

Costa Rica

$30.70

Costa Rica

Takeaway (x2)
$12.40

Beer (6 cans)
$14.80

Peanuts (250g)
$3.50

Switzerland

$44.30

Switzerland

Takeaway (x2)
$29.20

Beer (6 cans)
$12.50

Peanuts (250g)
$2.60

Group F

Mexico

$17.40

Mexico

Takeaway (x2)
$8.90

Beer (6 cans)
$6.40

Peanuts (250g)
$2.10

Germany

$27.80

Germany

Takeaway (x2)
$17.40

Beer (6 cans)
$7.10

Peanuts (250g)
$3.30

Sweden

$35.00

Sweden

Takeaway (x2)
$18.60

Beer (6 cans)
$13.50

Peanuts (250g)
$2.90

South Korea

$38.10

South Korea

Takeaway (x2)
$12.90

Beer (6 cans)
$20.00

Peanuts (250g)
$5.20

Group G

Tunisia

$22.30

Tunisia

Takeaway (x2)
$8.00

Beer (6 cans)
$10.40

Peanuts (250g)
3.90

Panama

$24.80

Panama

Takeaway (x2)
$13.40

Beer (6 cans)
$8.10

Peanuts (250g)
3.30

England

$28.50

England

Takeaway (x2)
$15.10

Beer (6 cans)
$10.60

Peanuts (250g)
2.80

Belgium

$33.40

Belgium

Takeaway (x2)
$18.30

Beer (6 cans)
$11.40

Peanuts (250g)
$3.70

Group H

Poland

$20.30

Poland

Takeaway (x2)
$10.00

Beer (6 cans)
$7.50

Peanuts (250g)
$2.80

Colombia

$24.50

Colombia

Takeaway (x2)
$12.30

Beer (6 cans)
$9.60

Peanuts (250g)
$2.60

Senegal

$29.20

Senegal

Takeaway (x2)
$16.40

Beer (6 cans)
$9.80

Peanuts (250g)
$3.00

Japan

$36.60

Japan

Takeaway (x2)
$13.70

Beer (6 cans)
$18.10

Peanuts (250g)
$4.80

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