Having been awarded the World Cup in December 2010, Qatar has been busy preparing for the tournament. It has already spent millions on stadia, hotels, and leisure amenities. It has also spent millions to improve the country’s infrastructure.
The initial budget for hosting the tournament was around $4 billion. However, the organisers have since reduced the budget to about $220 billion. Of this amount, operational expenses account for about 19%. It includes the cost of roads, public spaces, stadiums, hotels, and transport.
The stadiums in Qatar are estimated to cost around $6.5 billion to $10 billion. They include the new Lusail Stadium that will host the World Cup final. In addition, the emirate has built six other stadiums and renovated two of its existing stadiums. The new Lusail Stadium will seat 80,000 people.
The Qatari government has also spent millions on a new international airport and metro system. It has also invested in 100 new hotels. This is part of the Qatar 2030 plan. It aims to transform the emirate into a global innovation hub. In addition, it plans to upgrade the underground transportation system.
It is estimated that about two million workers will be employed to construct the stadiums and roads. In addition, thousands of workers will work through the night to finish roads and apartment blocks. Some labourers have been killed while working on the projects.
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup budget includes the cost of stadia, hotels, public spaces, and transport. It also includes revenue for tickets and hospitality packages. It is estimated that tickets will cost about $455 to $1,100. Tickets will be sold before the final teams are chosen. The winning team will receive $42 million, while the fourth and fifth place teams will receive $25 million and $30 million, respectively.
The second runners-up will receive $27 million. The third runners-up will receive $15 million. The fourth place team will receive $25 million. It will also be possible to stay in a 6,000 Portacabin. The Portacabins will cost $200 a night and be sold to low-income countries. It is also estimated that the World Cup will attract 5 billion people to watch the tournament.
As part of the Qatar 2030 plan, the emirate is also spending millions on a new airport and metro system. It has also invested millions on stadia, hotels, leisure amenities, and training sites. The new metro system is called the Doha Metro. It includes a driverless metro system. In addition, there is a new innovation center with hotels.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in five cities in Qatar. It will begin on November 21, 2022 and end on December 18, 2022. It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the Arab world. The tournament will include 64 matches. It will be the most expensive World Cup ever.
It is estimated that the cost of the World Cup will rise dramatically in the month before the tournament begins. This is due to the pressure placed on developers to finish construction.