If you're like most people, you'll probably never be able to afford actually going to the biggest Bowl game on the planet. But, it's fun to dream!

CNBC tried to take a stab at figuring out how much it costs, but there are countless variables, including fluctuating ticket and lodging prices, not to mention different travel expenses depending on where you're coming from. Oh yeah, then there's how much you'd pay on food and entertainment once in Atlanta.

But here's what I came up with, using CNBC's info and what I could gather for this year's Big Game:

  • Getting into the game: $3,475 to $15,925. As of last night, tickets on the secondary market were going for between $3,800 and $35,000. (This is a TON to see the Patriots... AGAIN)
  • Transportation to Atlanta (from Cedar Rapids: $373 (as of 1/22/2019)
  • Lodging:$300 to $1,422
  • Food: $70 to $125
  • Getting around town: $19 to $110 (Remember, Uber and Lyft will have surge pricing... so this is a rough estimate... ok, it's a guess)
  • Entertainment: $0 to $285.

So according to those estimates, you're looking at a grand total between:  $4,237 and $18,240.