While fans in Russia paid an average of £214 per seat, tickets for matches in Qatar cost an average of £286, according to a study by Keller Sports.
Ticket prices in Qatar are the most expensive for World Cup matches in the last 20 years, and those for the final are 59% higher than four years ago, according to the study by the Munich-based sports provider.
“The World Cup in Qatar is already considered the most expensive in history. It is said that the construction of six new stadiums and the complete renovation of two other arenas in the country cost around 3 billion,” the study said.
“Much more money was spent on expanding the infrastructure of the capital Doha, such as transport routes and rebuilding the international airport. Not surprisingly, the World Cup in Qatar is also the one with the most expensive tickets on average,” added.
FIFA, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, had previously said nearly three million tickets had been sold at Qatar’s eight stadiums.
Tickets for the 2006 World Cup in Germany were considered the most affordable in the last 20 years, costing an average of £100 per match, while tickets for the final averaged £221.