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We have collected more than 200 new escape rooms in the United States. Now, with nearly 500 places listed on our site, we have looked into the numbers and made a cool infographic about the most interesting facts.
Since our website is a relatively new project, our team is constantly working on adding more and more escape rooms to our database. Our most recent collection focused on the United States of America, where we have found an additional 220 businesses and listed their home pages on escape-rooms.com.
After the great success of our first infographic, we have decided to incorporate what we have learned in one picture yet again. This time we have gathered information about escape games in the USA, and based the infographic on our collection of 495 venues.
So again, we have checked the prices of every venue we had in our site in the old continent at the time of writing (since it is constantly growing, might not be exactly accurate when you read this). We have concluded that the number of players per team during an average gameplay is 4. That's why the price heatmap of price per person is based on a four-membered game.
Tops and bottoms held no suprises. The most expensive countries are Iceland ($38.4 average), Luxembourg ($37.3) and Norway ($33.4). You can play for the cheapest prices in Ukraine ($4.2), Poland ($7.2) and Macedonia ($7.4).
To get a better understanding about prices in areas, we have divided Europe into four regions based on the United Nations Statistics Division’s geoscheme. Then we have compared the average prices of each of them to the EU’s average, which, according to our estimations, is about $21 per game per person. Like in other aspects, western and northern counties show many similarities to each other, and southern and eastern countries are comparable to each other as well.
Considering local prices (in US dollar), you can have the cheapest Big Mac in Russia for $1.5 and the most expensive one for $6.4, in Switzerland. See how big the difference can be between two countries on the same continent?
And here comes the juicy part of the Big Mac. If you have never heard about it, the Economist measures the purchasing power parity and publishes it in a semi-humoruos way since 1986. Basically it shows how many Big Macs can a person of average icome buy in a given country. In our opinion, this is an excellent way to illustrate a hard-to-understand (macro economical) problem in a simple way. That's why we have chosen this index as the basis of our calculations.
In Belarusia, for the local price of 2.7 Big Macs you can have an hour of fun in an exit game. Meanwhile you have to pay the price of 7.5 burgers to enjoy an escape game in Denmark. That would be a nice challenge to consume. But let’s not stop at just converting prices to burgers.
We can also take the average salaries in each country into consideration. After collecting this data, we have created an index that shows how many hours you should work for buying a Big Mac and how many for playing an hour of escape game.
Last updated: 18/04/2016