The 2018 Winter Olympics have kicked off in a small town in South Korea. Folks watching NBC’s coverage will be treated with stunning feats on snow, ice, and in the air, but how will Pyeongchang, the host city, change over the next two weeks? An infographic from WalletHub provides a few answers to questions you probably didn’t think of asking, such as “how much does it cost just to screen everybody in attendance?” ($18.4 million USD, it turns out). While many cities have vied to be the world’s stage for the Olympics with hopes of making money and earning prestige, others have said “no thanks” to the endless hidden costs and the headache of organizing such an event. After looking at this infographic, would you wish this on your hometown?


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