Hotel room prices in host cities for the Rugby World Cup have increased on every match night in every city, at an average of £261 for a hotel stay, according to the latest figures from Trivago.
This represents a 184% increase from the average of £92 in 2014. Cardiff has enjoyed the largest price increases, with prices peaking at an average of £1018 (1095% increase) for the Quarter Final on 17 October.
Cardiff, Brighton and London most expensive
Cardiff is the most expensive city for a hotel stay during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with prices peaking at an average of £1018 for the Quarter Final on 17 October – 1095 per cent above the 2014 average of £85 per night.
The next five most expensive matches will all take place in Cardiff, including France vs Ireland on 11 October (988% increase to £927 for an overnight stay), the Quarter Final on 18 October (640% increase to £630) and Ireland vs Canada on 19 September (512% increase to £521).
After Cardiff, the next most expensive match cities are Brighton and London. An overnight stay in Brighton will cost an average of £376 for Russia vs Japan on 19 September – 363% above the 2014 average of £107 per night.
London’s most expensive matches are, unsurprisingly, the final on 31 October and the home match of England vs Australia on 3 October. A hotel on the night of the final will cost an average of £334 (up 103% from £165 in 2014), while the night of England vs Australia will cost £332 (up 101%).
Birmingham, Leeds and Leicester cheapest
Australia vs Uruguay in Birmingham on 27 September is the cheapest match for a hotel stay, at an average of £98 (26% increase from £78 in 2014). This is followed by Scotland vs USA in Leeds also on 27 September (15% increase to £100).
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