How Much Does a House of Money Really Cost?
Homes can be expensive, but just how much are they truly worth? The real estate brokerage Redfin set out to find out how expensive a house that was actually constructed from dollar bills.
To figure it out, Redfin researchers took into account the dimensions of the average American home — 1,811 square feet — as well as averages like it’s two stories; has exterior walls that are eight inches thick and interior walls that are five inches thick; a roof that is three inches thick and a floor that is two inches thick. The dimensions of a dollar bill — 6.14″ x 2.61″ x 0.0043″ — was then used to calculate how many dollars it would take to build a house if you stacked the bills on top of each other.
The grand total: 441,435,440 dollar bills.
Home buyers are getting a deep discount considering the median home purchase price is currently $256,000.