This Sunday, millions of people around the world will gather around their televisions and computer screens to watch the Super Bowl (whether it be the football, the commercials, or the halftime show), spend time with friends and family, and eat their weight in wings, dips and pizza.
We love the game and we’ll be watching, but just in case the game gets a little dull or you’re looking to put all of this Super Bowl craziness in perspective, we’ve rounded up some of our most fascinating Super Bowl-related stats to make you think:
The cost of one 30-second Super Bowl ad could immunize and protect more than 204,000 children against 7 killer diseases.
For every person watching the Super Bowl right now, there are 5 people in the world without access to clean water.
For every person watching the Super Bowl right now, there are 16 people lacking access to adequate sanitation.
The $7.5 billion that donors pledged this week to vaccinate the world’s poorest children will immunize twice as many children as there are people watching the Super Bowl.
The $14 billion spent on Super Bowl purchases this year is nearly triple what’s needed to achieve global malaria control and elimination targets by 2020.
The $14 billion spent on the Super Bowl this year could pay for 1.4 billion bed nets, enough to cover the bed net demand in Africa for 9+ years.
By 2030, 27.3 million teachers will be needed to achieve universal primary education. That’s over 4 times the number of US workers who will show up late to work on Monday or not at all.
The $400 million added to the local economy because of the Super Bowl would be enough to enroll the DRC’s 1.3 million out-of-school children and adolescents for almost 4 years.
The money added to the local economy because of the Super Bowl could provide an education for every Syrian refugee child for 2.5 years.
The money spent on a 30-second Super Bowl ad could pay for schooling for 53,000 out-of-school kids in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Women make up 46% of the Super Bowl viewing audience but only 22% of parliamentarians globally.
In the span of a 30-second Super Bowl ad, developing countries lose nearly $1 million to corruption & shady deals.
The $1 trillion that developing countries lose annually to corruption & shady deals could buy every ticket to all regular season #NFL games FOR THE NEXT 500 SEASONS.
The $1 trillion that developing countries lose each year to corruption & shady deals could buy ALL #Seahawks home game tickets for the next 14,000 seasons.
The $1 trillion that developing countries lose annually to corruption & shady deals could pay the salaries of all 32 #NFL teams for the next 240 seasons.
Agriculture / Inclusive Growth:
180,000: the number of clean cookstoves that can be purchased for the cost of one 30-second Super Bowl ad.
14 times as much will be spent on this year’s Super Bowl than donors spend per year on basic nutrition to countries in need.
The energy consumed by TVs watching the Super Bowl could provide 40,000 African households access to electricity for an entire year.