Some number-crunchers at Business Insider compared the lives of billionaires to the lives of average Americans to figure out just what it must feel like for a billionaire to make big purchases.
For example, a $1,500 trip to Bali is the same as an average American spending $1.11.
A first class airline ticket from New York City to Australia feels the same as an average American spending $17.72. That’s bad, but not as bad as renting a private jet, which only feels like $66.
And then there’s the down payment on a $3.5 million home in Malibu, California. While the billionaire plunks down $700,000, it only feels like $516.