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How much does it cost to live as a billionaire? • Forbes Mexico

How much does it cost to live as a billionaire? • Forbes Mexico

By Andrea Murphy

Bad news, for anyone with a couple of billions hidden in your pocket: living a truly elegant lifestyle has become a little more expensive in the last 12 months. Our basket of 40 luxury items has risen 2% since last year, almost half a point above the increase of 2017.

Since we began tracking it in 1982, the Extremely Good Living Cost Index (CLEWI) has exceeded inflation by an average of 2.3%. However, this year’s increase was more than half a point below the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the same period. Relatively speaking, then, these high-end items are still affordable. What could make the 3% increase in the cost of a new helicopter a bit easier to accept.

Entertainment and toys + 3.5%

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Opera: Metropolitan Opera for two, for six Saturday evening shows (purchased in New York) $ 5,760 / 4.4%

Piano: Ebonized model of great-concert brand Steinway (New York) $ 171,100 / 4.3%

Motor yacht: Viking Yacht 75 (Northern California) 5.9 million dollars / NA

Sailing yacht: Oyster 595 (United Kingdom) 2.5 million dollars / 8.7%

Sports shotguns: Pair caliber 12, James Purdey & Sons (New Jersey) $ 318,353 / 3.6%

Thoroughbred Horse: One-Year-Old Keeneland (Kentucky) $ 363,780 / N / A

Train game: Thomas and his friends Christmas edition Lionel brand (North Carolina) $ 200/0%

Train set: Thomas and his friends Christmas edition Lionel brand (North Carolina) $ 200/0% Cigars: 25 Dominican’s “R” double Davidoff (New York) $ 820/0%

Magazine: Forbes, 1-year subscription (New York) $ 60/0%

Fashion + 1%

Coat: Russian Saber, Bloomingdales (New York) 225,000 dollars / -15.1%

Black knit dress: Gucci (Italy) $ 1,900 / 11.8%

Loafers: Horsebit Leather, Gucci (Italy) 690 dollars / 3%

Shirts: 12 ounce cotton from Turnbull and Asser (United Kingdom) $ 8,340 / 3%

Shoes: John Lobb made to order (United Kingdom) $ 5,564 / 0.5%

Perfume: 1000, by Jean Patou, 0.5 Oz. (France) $ 350/0%

Watch: Jules Audemars, automatic rope, 18 carat pink gold with alligator extender, Audemars Piguet (Switzerland) $ 22,700 / NA

Bag: Hermès Clemencia Jypsiere (France) $ 8,500 / 0%

Food and drink + 3.2%

Catering: Food for 40 people, by Ridgewells (Maryland) $ 7,907 / 0%

Caviar: Kilo from Petrossian Special Reserve Ossetra (California, Nine York) $ 12,500 / 0%

Champagne: Bottle of 750ml of Dom Pérignon 2006 (New York) 2,039 dollars / 6.3%

Chateaubriand: 3.5 kilos of tenderloin (New York) 580.86 / 3.7%

Dinner at the restaurant: Tasting menu at La Tour d’Argent (France) 440.80 dollars / 5.8%

Home + 1.8%

Flowers in season: Arrangements for 6 rooms, weekly change (New York) $ 8,175 / 0%

Sheets: Purity Doppio Ajour Queen size bedding set (Italy) $ 2,800 / NA

Silver cutlery law: Set of five pieces of complete dinnerware for 12 (Massachusetts) $ 12,960 / 0%

Sauna: 2.4 x 3 x 2.1 meter red spruce sauna (Minnesota) $ 18,336 / 0.3%

Pool: Olympic size (California) 2 million dollars / 8.8%

Tennis Court: Har-Tru Crushed Stone (Connecticut) $ 55,000 / 0%

Services + 0.7%

School: Annual tuition, room and board in Groton (Massachusetts) $ 56,550 / 1.5%

University: Tuition, lodging, food and insurance in Harvard (Massachusetts) $ 70,944 / 3.2%

Facial surgery: Experienced surgeon (New York) $ 18,500 / 0%

Butler: One year of personal service membership (New York) $ 25,000 / NA

Psychiatrist: 45 minutes on the Upper East Side of New York $ 400/7%

Lawyer: Price per hour by a partner for estate planning in Schlesinger, Gannon and Lazetera (New York) $ 995/0%

Spa: Weekly rate at The Golden Door (California) $ 8,850 / 0%

Travel + 2.6%

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