Yes, you did read that right. For the price of getting to Madrid to watch the Champions League Final 2019, you could rent in Liverpool for four years!
Room share platform Ideal Flatmate has looked at the eye-watering cost of attending the Liverpool v Tottenham game, and how long this money could keep a roof over your head in each team's respective rental markets.
So, let's break it down. A category two ticket was going for £24,304, while the cheapest flights were £613 for a return from Liverpool between the Friday and the Sunday, and £786 for the same trip from London.
Just two nights in a Madrid hotel would also set you back £996 meaning the total cost of the trip (before factoring in spending money) is a crazy £25,913, if you’re a Liverpool fan, and £26,086, if you’re a Spurs fan.
With the average annual rent in Liverpool costing £5,988, you could secure a rental property in the city and pay your rent for 4.3 years for the cost of a weekend at the Champions League final! That is just utter madness.
Of course, the Haringey home of Tottenham will set you back a fair bit more, but even with the annual rent costing an average of £18,240, you could still rent for well over a year in the London borough for the price of the weekend trip to Madrid.
You know what? You may as well move to Madrid for that price. The annual cost of renting in Madrid is £9,348 and so you could live in the city for nearly three years (2.8), rather spending all your money on just three days.
'If there’s one thing that could make the cost of renting in the UK look like a comparable bargain, it’s the cost involved in this year’s Champions League Final,' said co-founder of Ideal Flatmate (opens in new tab), Tom Gatzen.
'Much like the rental market itself, those with the required amenities are taking advantage in a huge surge in demand to cash in, while those everyday fans who deserve to be there are forced to pay up or shut up.'
We know it's going to be a once in a life time experience and all that (saying that, Liverpool fans have been here before only a year ago), but we reckon we would rather watch the match in a pub and take the four years' worth of rent, thanks.