Thursday, August 2, 2012

So you want to be Batman? Let's see if you got what it takes to be a crimefighter, money wise

Ever wondered how much it cost to be BATMAN? Well, wonder no more. bothered to do a calculation based on research carried out by themselves and has compiled this most interesting Batman Info-graphic that puts a price to everything Batman (Bruce Wayne) owns. So now we can rest easy knowing that we are not Batman because we just cannot afford it haha. Let's just let Bruce Wayne continue to do what he's been doing with the resources he has at his disposal.

I guess anger and wanting to avenge the death of one's parents just aren't enough reasons to go out and fight crime. You need moolah and lots of it too ;p Scroll down to see how much things would really cost if Bruce Wayne as Batman have to dig deep into his pocket / bank account to fund his war on crime. Upholding justice don't come cheap... it takes a lot of money for one man in a mask and costume to fight injustice!

Based on estimates, Batman's vehicles cost a whopping $80,000,000 and I don't think that includes spare parts. Some countries don't even have that kind of money!

And then there's the cost of keeping up appearances, such as maintaining a false front as one of Gotham's richest so as not to arouse suspicions, including paying Alfred to run things in Wayne Manor and also the Bat Cave.

As Batman, you have to have all the high tech gadgets that nobody else has or can afford because it makes you look super cool and gets you out of tight situations. Batman's huge arsenal of gadgets don't come cheap either.

Last but certainly not least, there's the training costs Bruce Wayne had to go through first before he can consider himself ready for the role of Batman. He has to be the best at everything in order to outwit, outfox and outfight the bad guys. That's something you are not born with and money certainly will come in handy for the various types of training Batman needs to undergo first before he can put on the costume and cowl.

So what's the total cost of being Batman? $682,451,350 and you can take that to the bank! Source:

Related post: The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents from the Batcave - clearly you can see where all that money went and IMHO definitely a must-have resource for any Batman fan :)


James Chan said...

Nice post bro. I have seen a similar article but it is on Ironman. Guess what, it cost much higher to be Ironman... Hmm maybe because he keeps changing his suits. (counting: Mark 1,2,3,4,5...)

alex teo said...

thanks James :) Iron Men is coming up next haha

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

VERY interesting!