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The world in figures





Predicted total cost of One Belt, One Road, the Chinese government’s international infrastructure programme launched in 2013, in billions of dollars: 1,100
Total cost of the Marshall Plan, the international economic recovery programme launched in 1948, in billions of dollars, adjusted for today’s purchasing power: 138

Proportion of software developers in Germany who work in Berlin, as a percentage: 11
Proportion of software developers in Britain who work in London, as a percentage: 25
Proportion of software developers in France who work in Paris as a percentage: 36

Average production costs of one episode of German TV’s long-running Tatort (Crime Scene) series in 2017, in millions of euros: 1.4
Production costs of the 2016 Tatort episode with the actors Til Schweiger and Helene Fischer in millions of euros: 2.1
Share of actors’ fees in production costs, as a percentage: 20

Estimated total value of the social media accounts of Germany’s most valuable footballers, in millions of euros: 600
Estimated total value of the social media accounts of footballers playing for Bayern Munich, in millions of euros: 385

Proportion of households in Detroit with no internet connection, as a percentage: 40
Proportion of children of school age in Detroit who have no internet access, as a percentage: 70

Proportion of holidaymakers from Brandenburg last summer whose favourite holiday destination was Antalya, Turkey, as a percentage: 10.4
Proportion of holidaymakers from Bremen last summer whose favourite holiday destination was Antalya as a percentage: 28

Rise in duty on tobacco in Germany between 2006 and 2017, as a percentage: 17.5
Rise in the price of cigarettes in Germany between 2006 and 2017, as a percentage: 32.4

Number of smuggling cases recorded at the Swiss border in 2016: 33,500
Number of smuggling cases recorded at the Norwegian border in 2016: 34,900

Sources:
Leibniz-Institute for Global and Regional Studies, The George C Marshall Foundation, own calculations; Stack Overflow; ARD, Meedia; Education Gateway; US Federal Communications Commission; Bloomberg; ab-in-den-urlaub.de; Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Bank of Japan, Reserve Bank of India, Hürriyet, IMF; Federal Statistics Agency (Germany)