Brazil is a land of sky-high prices, and here is a sample of the charges awaiting visitors coming for the World Cup:
—Single room at four-star hotel in Copacabana: $400 a night.
—Big Mac: $6.28.
—iPhone 5s: $1,250 on Apple's Brazilian website.
—Official Brazil national team soccer shirt: $103-$157.
—Pair of Nike's Flyknit Lunar 2 running shoes: $313.
—Levis 501: $80.
—"Rodizio," all-you-can-eat barbecue meal: $60, without drinks.
—Caipirinha cocktail, made with Brazil's cachaca sugar cane liquor: $10.
—Entrance to visit Christ the Redeemer statue: $22.
—Entrance to top of Sugar Loaf mountain: $22.