Stats SA releases ‘Game of Thrones inflation’
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Stats SA releases ‘Game of Thrones inflation’

Following the premiere of the 8th season of popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, Stats SA has compiled a report into the price of winter essentials since season 1.

Game of Thrones

According to AFP the most watched series - also known as GoT to fans - is also the most expensive to produce.

It had a budget of $15 million (13 million euros) per episode, taking the overall season cost to $90 million.

Although much of this has gone on lavish locations and special effects, the final two episodes will be one hour 20 minutes long -- almost the length of Hollywood movies.

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The series was not an overnight phenomenon, however, its audiences have never stopped growing and by 2014 it had overtaken HBO's flagship hit ‘The Sopranos’.

The list compiled by StatsSA includes a bottle of wine which has gone up 36.6% since the first season.

On a more positive note, a decoder to watch the show has decreased by 19.1% since season 1.

Unfortunately, South Africa doesn’t' stock dragons, castles or a flaming sword

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