And now, World Series ticket fever is sweeping Kansas City, where the cost of living is considerably lower than in the New York metropolitan area. Prices for seats at Kauffman Stadium are running at $809 on average for Game 1 and $820 for Game 2, according to SeatGeek.com, which calculates actual sales prices rather than asking prices.

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The average asking price for World Series tickets as of yesterday was $1,539.51, according to TiqIQ.com, which monitors secondary market sites. The three games set for Citi Field have been riding high since the Mets clinched and were at $1,630.34 per game. Prices for the four potential games in Kansas City are averaging $1,460.27.

The least expensive ticket for any game in Kansas City as of yesterday was $398 for Game 2, and the lowest for New York was $565 for Game 5. SeatGeek.com said that as of yesterday prices for the three Mets home games had risen slightly since Friday to $1,111 for Game 1, $1,073 for Game 4 and $1,184 for Game 5. SeatGeek has listings for non-standing-room tickets under $450 for Game 1, but no non-standing-room tickets for Game 3 in New York under $750.