How much did you say it was?!? – Telegraph
Last week, it was revealed that printer ink costs more than three times as much as Dom Pérignon champagne. A bottle of the luxury vintage bubbly retails for around £109, or 15p per millilitre. A set of replacement cartridges for a home printer costs £45, which works out at 51p per millilitre. It is possible to buy a perfectly adequate printer for £35, making it less valuable than the ink you fill it with.
But are there other examples of everyday substances or services with astronomical pricetags? And is there anything that can make printer ink, let alone vintage champagne, look cheap in comparison?
A small, 60g bag of popcorn costs £3.95 at a Cineworld cinema. That works out at £65.83 per kilo. The most expensive beef available on the Ocado website this weekend is the hand-prepared, muslin-wrapped Dry Aged Wing Rib of prime Aberdeen Angus beef, which costs £56.58 per kilo.
It was possible to track down pricier meat. The Freedown Food company imports US prime grade, grain-fed fillet steaks, which work out at £65.57 per kilo. That’s an awful lot for a chunk of steak. But it’s still cheaper than cinema
[…] 6 A year in prison costs more than three months’ at the Savoy
It costs the government £47,000 a year to keep a criminal in prison. This weekend it was possible to book week-long stays at a bed-and-breakfast rate at the Savoy for £480 a night. Which means you could do a 97-day stretch in a Grand Deluxe King Room for the price of a 12-month sentence.