Comparable Prices for Incomparable Things

Comparable Prices for Incomparable Things
Comparable Prices for Incomparable Things

A list of the most striking coincidences

Things, which has impossibly equal prices: unusual purchases with similar price tags. Let’s look and get amazed!

You won’t believe it, but these things have equal price tags

The value of any thing or product is, in reality, conditional. If one was dying from thirst in the middle of the desert, they would exchange all the treasures of the world for just a couple of water drops. But of course, nobody is going to compare water to diamonds under normal circumstances.


Below we have listed some mind-blowing examples of comparatively radically different things and products, that actually cost the same as one another:


1. Alaska and the building of the New York Circuit Court

Comparable prices for incomparable things - Alaska and the building of the New York Circuit Court
Comparable prices for incomparable things – Alaska and the building of the New York Circuit Court


When Russia was defeated in the Crimean war, the USA government started to coax it to sell Alaska to them. In 1867, both countries entered into an agreement. According to this agreement, Alaska, together with the Aleutian Islands, was sold for just 7.2 million dollars. Why do we say “just”? Because at the very same time the price of a three–floor courthouse in the center of New York was even higher!

It works out that 1 hectare of Alaska was sold for just 0.0474 dollar (a little bit more than 4 cents), while one floor of the courthouse was worth more than 2 million dollars!


2. The “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur” dress and the mansion of Elvis Presley


Comparable prices for incomparable things - The “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur”
Comparable prices for incomparable things – The “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur”


The “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur” created by Malaysian designer Faiyzali Abdullah is considered to be the most expensive dress in the world, with a price tag of 30 million dollars!

This dress is an extravagant burgundy color, it has an extraordinary design consisting of sumptuous taffeta and silk, 751 diamonds that are decoratively finished off with a penultimate diamond that is worth 70 carats. All these elements create what would be the perfect dress for a queen.

Conversely, the former home of Elvis Presley in Beverly Hills, where he had lived together with Priscilla, was recently offered for sale once again. It’s hard to believe, but the price of this house is also 30 million dollars! A beautiful mansion with snow white columns, picturesque views over the ocean, three luxurious bedrooms, covered parking, a pool, a house for servants and a well-groomed garden.

What would you have chosen if you had 30 million dollars?


3. Tibetan Mastiff or a villa on the Côte d’Azur

Comparable prices for incomparable things
Comparable prices for incomparable things

A Tibetan Mastiff called Hong Dong is worth 1.5 million dollars, as paid for by his current owner. He’s the most expensive dog in the world today. A coal baron from China bought this 11 month “baby” at an auction, and this “golden dog” was escorted by security services to his new home.

His name Hong Dong appropriately characterizes the enormous splash of money laid out when purchasing him, as it literally translates to mean “Big Splash”. Not only does his name represent the decadent splurge one needs to make to own him, it also embodies the large size of this charming animal.

Just for comparison: one could also buy, for the same price tag, an 150-170 square meter villa in a luxury neighborhood in the Côte d’Azur. One such example is found in the Cap-d’Ail cape, which is a 10 minute walk from Monaco, and the various luxurious beaches of the Mediterranean. It offers a spacious living room, 4-5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen…

The owner of a villa such as this also receives picturesque views from their windows, a spacious terrace with a BBQ area, a garage for a couple of cars and a well-maintained plot with a private garden as a bonus!


4. “The Walking Man I” and a “golden” palace on Rublyovka in Moscow


Comparable prices for incomparable things
Comparable prices for incomparable things


The “L’Homme Qui Marche” sculpture was sold at Sotheby’s for the incredible amount of 104.3 million dollars! “The walking man” became the most expensive art object that had been ever sold at auction in 2010. This bronze statue, with a height of 183 centimeters, was created by Swiss artist Alberto Jacometti in 1961 and it managed to outbid the “Boy with a Pipe” painting by Pablo Picasso that had sold for 104 million dollars in 2004.

It may sound bizarre, but this tall guy made of bronze has almost the same price tag as a giant house that can be found in the Moscow Region. This house is located on the Rublyovska highway in the luxury Nikolino village and offers its owner gaudy gold coated features in the style of palaces from the baroque era. Floors made from natural marble, wall panels made from oak, designer furniture from the finest European woodcarvers, a private forest, a lake and a garden – what else can you wish?

We are wondering if the Walking Man would have looked good in this golden palace?


5. Bra from Victoria’s Secret and a personal island on The World archipelago in Dubai

Comparable prices for incomparable things
Comparable prices for incomparable things


The Red Hot Fantasy Bra is the name of the most expensive bra designed by the famous Victoria’s Secret brand. Gisele Bundchen was honored to model it to an audience in 2000. This bra was included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive item of underwear, because it’s value of 15 million dollar. Red Hot is hand sewn with 3000 gems, including incredible Thai rubies that weigh 300 carats!

The very same amount of money can be paid to buy a personal 4-hectare island on The World archipelago in Dubai, where one can then create a resort or a private villa. All islands on the complex are divided by straights of 50-100 meters in width. A 6-kilometer breakwater protects the islands from the open ocean. In order to reach your personal island, you have to use a private jet or a yacht. What a real pleasure for a wealthy lover of the hideaway lifestyle!

By the way, it’s very hard to decide what’s the real luxury is – a bra with gems or a private manmade island.