U.K. Olympians Will Pay Most Dearly in Rio as Pound Falls: ChartBy
When Brazil hosted the World Cup two years ago, the real was flying high against most other currencies, which meant athletes from abroad had to pay more for their protein shakes. With the Olympics starting this week, it’s happening again. Visitors from the U.K. will pay the most dearly among those traveling from outside of South America, with the pound down 26 percent versus the real this year. Japanese Olympians will get off the cheapest, paying a premium of less than 3 percent compared to what the yen was worth on New Year’s Eve in Rio.
— With assistance by Elena Popina