Comparable prices for incomparable things

Comparable prices for incomparable things

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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!

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