Sao Paulo, April 26: The price people in Brazil must pay to fill up their 2018 FIFA World Cup Panini albums with stickers of all the teams’ players is the lowest in the world, according to a study by the Brazilian unit of Spain’s Banco Santander. The cost of a packet of five stickers in Brazil is equivalent to $0.59, compared with $1.80 in the most expensive country, Switzerland, the report says. Since 682 different stickers must be collected to fill up one World Cup album, the cost of doing so (not including repeats) would be just $80.47 in Brazil but $245.52 in Switzerland.
Of the nearly 100 countries where the albums and stickers are sold, the second-to fifth-most expensive are Hungary ($1.48 per packet), Poland ($1.40), Romania ($1.38) and Russia ($1.35), which will host football’s premier event starting June 14.
The cost of a packet of stickers in the eurozone is equivalent to $1.11, slightly more than in the US, where the price is $1. IANS