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Private jets, cars, houses: How high rollers are spending their money at the Super Bowl

How much does it cost to vacation at the Super Bowl like a real high roller?
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PHOENIX — The Super Bowl is not for the average person. 

Tickets -- the cheapest tickets -- run at least $4,000 a piece for nosebleeds. Hotel rates are astronomical for the weekend. And that's before all the other expenses involved. 

But... some people will pay that and a lot more. 

12News set out to find how much money it would take to live the life of the rich and famous at Super Bowl LVIII.

Getting here

Scottsdale Airport is slammed with private jets during the week of the Super Bowl. It's not just for the game; people also fly in for the WM Phoenix Open in the days before. 

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"We have a lot of flights already booked," Chad Verdaglio with Sawyer Aviation said. "People coming in from Santa Fe, people coming in from Telluride."

Sawyer Aviation operates a Cessna CJ-1 private jet. It's smaller as private jets go, but still very comfortable and roomy for you and your entourage. 

It's $3,000 an hour with a two-hour minimum. For a four-hour flight from Philadelphia to Scottsdale, that will run you $12,000.

Once you get here, you'll need a ride. And this is the cheapest part of the trip. 12News used Turo, an app that lets you rent people's cars to price out some fancy rides. Some will run in the neighborhood for $500 a day. But we found a Maserati Ghibli (top speed 190 mph) for $150 a day. 

Staying here

Hotels have been booked up for months, and prices have jumped to adjust for the influx of people coming to the Valley. 

But, as a high roller, you don't stay in hotels. You want your own house.

Checking out Airbnb, we found a massive Paradise Valley mansion nestled in Camelback Mountain. 

Not on...in  The mountain literally forms some of the walls in bedrooms and loft spaces. It includes a heated pool with a waterfall out of the mountain rocks, a view of the entire Valley, and numerous amenities. 

Price: $35,000 a night for a grand total of $150,000 for a three-night trip. 

What are you doing?

The Big Game doesn't start until Sunday, so you have some time to kill. 

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The WM Phoenix Open is the perfect distraction. but you're not running for the 16th hole when the gates open like other people. 

The priciest option at the Open, according to tournament officials, is a Skybox Loge suite on the 16th hole. 

it includes food, drink, a bar, premium seating for the Greatest Show on Grass, and tickets for 80 people. 

Total price: $175,000.

The Big Game

Tickets are going for upwards of $4,000 for Super Bowl seats in the upper rafters. But that's not where the high rollers will be. 

State Farm Stadium has 88 suites they call "lofts." From what we found, they can be had for $2.1 million...food not included. 

The total

Add all that up, and a high-rolling, no-holds-barred, all-expenses-demanded trip to the Super Bowl for three nights comes to $2,439,408. 

For those who are not rich, famous, or rolling in extra cash, there are numerous concerts and parties that are far cheaper than tickets to the game. 

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There are sports bars from Apache Junction to Buckeye, where you can watch the game on TV.

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