Have you ever wondered how Indiana Jones pays for his daring adventures on a college professor’s salary, or how Sherlock Holmes keeps up with his Central London rent?
The True Cost of Heroism collates a huge amount of data from each franchise and compares them across six areas of expense to reveal each character’s total spend.
This includes education fees, rent, vehicle cost, specialist equipment and gadgets, along with clothing and lifestyle expenditure.
The findings show how Bruce Wayne spends the most on his lavish lifestyle with $333,886,814, while Peter Parker is the only other character who spends within his means, saving $22,169 a year.
The detailed financial breakdown also reveals that Sherlock Holmes spends twice his $47,725 income on his Central London residence, specialist equipment and cigars. Walter White’s criminal lifestyle costs him four times his Chemistry Teacher’s salary, while Buffy Summers blows $69,886 on slaying each year.
You may know that the gadgets featured in Ghostbusters are out of this world, but did you know that it would cost $136,000,000 to build a proton pack in real life? Or that Bruce Wayne’s batmobile amounts to at least $3,000,000?
Fictional characters who overspend the most:
|Peter Venkman||$136,146,915 in debt|
|James Bond||$911,467 in debt|
|Walter White||$205,264 in debt|
All 7 overdrawn fictional characters featured rack up a ridiculous $137,485,640 of annual debt between them, while Batman and Spider-Man walk away with $8,886,135,355 in profit each year.
The full list of films and TV shows featured include:
- Breaking Bad
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Stranger Things
- James Bond
- Indiana Jones
- Sherlock Holmes
To find out which pop culture characters are living beyond their means and who knows how to budget, The True Cost of Heroism has all the information you could need and much more.
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- A new infographic compares the salaries and expenditures of popular fictional characters to reveal the true cost of heroism.
- Peter Parker only spends $1,125 on his superhero lifestyle each year, while Bruce Wayne shells out a staggering $333,886,814.
- Ghostbuster Peter Venkman has the least sustainable spend due to his pricey proton pack, placing him almost $140,000,000 in debt.