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Here’s How Much the Coronavirus Is Costing the World (So Far)

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Danielle Braff of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 10: The coronavirus isn't just costing lives: it's also costing livelihoods. As the death toll rises around the world and the disease spreads to the United States, it could cost the global economy millions in lost income, stock-market drops, tourism dollars, and more. It will also have some surprising repercussions in seemingly unrelated industries, including the major way it's already affecting construction. Here's what this virus is doing to us financially—and has the potential to do if the crisis worsens.

The other devastating effects of the coronavirus

The coronavirus isn't just costing lives: it's also costing livelihoods. As the death toll rises around the world and the disease spreads to the United States, it could cost the global economy millions in lost income, stock-market drops, tourism dollars, and more. It will also have some surprising repercussions in seemingly unrelated industries, including the major way it's already affecting construction. Here's what this virus is doing to us financially—and has the potential to do if the crisis worsens.

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