The Impact of the World Cup on Economic Productivity
Over 26 days an estimated billion people will watch at least a portion of the World Cup. Some of them will watch games instead of working. Which countries play will affect the total number of viewers and the resulting economic impact. Pick Your Winners Below to See the Lost Productivity Change.
Lost Productivity Among World Cup Countries
Date Team1 vs Team2Estimated Audience 160,000,000 Economic Impact (USD) $1,502,203,002 Total Lost Work Hours 400,000,000
MethodologyTo determine productivity lost during World Cup games, we estimated the total number of hours that would have been spent working had people not been watching the World Cup. In order to calculate this, we projected viewing audiences across the 32 participating countries, whether or not those hours fell in within a normal workday (in the appropriate timezone) and how much of each game people were calculated to watch. We then multiplied this result by the median wage in each country to arrive at a dollar value for the productivity lost. Please note: given data availability, this analysis is limited to the participating countries. The impact would be larger if the rest of the world was included.
|Country||Population||Working Population||Average hourly Wage (USD)||Total Lost Person Hours||Economic Impact(USD)|