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How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman Or Superman? [Infographic]

How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman Or Superman? [Infographic]

Batman and Superman do battle in the much-awaited Dawn of Justice film which hits UK cinemas this week. Now, we all know how these two big dogs of the superhero world match up when it comes to the strength stakes, but have you ever wondered how much they spend every year?

The people at Wizzcash have been wondering just that. So, just in time for the launch of the film, they’ve put together an infographic that compares Batman and Superman’s annual living costs — with tongue firmly in cheek, by the looks of it.

Take a look at the infographic below:

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    Superman’s annual costs

    Residence: £605

    Renting a snazzy apartment doesn’t come cheap. But don’t forget: Superman has access to a secret ice cave where he makes plans for heroic action. So it looks like he’s got some sort of shared ownership thing going on. Wink.

    Food: £70

    Superman’s an alien from the planet Krypton. So, he probably doesn’t really need to eat. But to ensure that no one wonders what he’s really up to, he eats from time to time, especially when he’s in Clark Kent mode.

    Emergency fund: £35

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    Even superheroes like to put a bit away for a rainy day. Superman keeps a few bob in his back pocket in case he needs to take the subway.

    Keeping fit: £639

    Superman’s an alien from the planet Krypton. He has super-amazing strength. But, you’ll be surprised to hear that he still likes to work out — mainly so he can fit in with his city-living colleagues.

    Phoning home: £178

    Any fan of the Superman films knows that for Supe, family’s a big deal. But when your brethren live on another planet, those phone calls aren’t cheap. He had a special phone line installed in his ice cave for Sunday night chats with the fam.

    Kryptonite insurance: £1.4m

    Superman and kryptonite don’t mix — it’s his weakness, after all. So, he takes out special insurance to make sure he’s covered in the event of a krypto-attack.

    Laser eyes check up: £500

    Superman’s laser eyes allow him to do all sorts of things, including pin villains up against the wall and burn through steel. But even superheroes need to get their eyes checked from time to time.

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    Suit: £17

    Superman doesn’t need to worry about investing in a high-tech suit to protect him.

    Vehicle: £0

    This is one spending area where Superman really has the upper hand over Batman. Who needs a car when you can fly?

    Total cost of being Superman

    Adding up that Kryptonite insurance, his direct line to Krypton, and special powers check-up, the total cost of being Superman is £1.4 million per year.

    Batman’s annual costs

    Residence: £6.3m

    Batman needs to pay for the upkeep of his lavish gothic mansion, and that doesn’t come cheap.

    Food: £718,000

    Batman’s human. Which is great, aside from the fact that he must eat if he is to survive. Wizzcash have put Batman’s annual food bill at more than £700,000.

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    Emergency fund: £18m

    Unlike Superman, Batman needs plenty in the bank should a sticky situation arise. Given he might need to maintain or replace his essential Batmobile or his high-tech suit at any moment, the superhero has a reserve fund of £18 million.

    Staying in shape: £1.3m

    Superman’s natural abilities mean he doesn’t have to worry too much about working out, but Batman does need to maintain his physique. His high-tech gym equipment costs him millions.

    Bat attractor: £360,000

    Batman’s bat attractor means he can summon his flying friends — a massive help in times of need. But those ultrasonic special rays can’t be bought off the shelf.

    Elbow and knee pads: £14

    This is the one expense Batman scrimps on. He was once quoted £1 million for some custom elbow pads with bulletproof armour and built-in tracking. He passed — his generic brand suits him just fine.

    Charity donation: £838

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    Batman’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy sees him make an annual donation to the Bat Conservation Trust.

    Batmobile: 6.2m

    It gets more expensive each year: experts believe the Batmobile in the new film costs in excess of £6 million.

    Total cost of being Batman

    When you add up keeping fit, maintaining the Batmobile, that annual charity donation, and a whole lot more, the total cost of being Batman is a whopping £33.6 million per year.

    The winner: Superman

    That’s right! When it comes to saving their cold, hard cash, Superman is the clear winner.

    Do you have any other ideas for how Batman or Superman might spend their cash? Let us know!

    Featured photo credit: Wizzcash.com via wizzcash.com

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    Last Updated on January 25, 2021

    What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

    What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

    It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

    If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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    What should I do today? No ideas?

    Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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    Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

    1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
    2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
    3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
    4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
    5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
    6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
    7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
    8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
    9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
    10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
    11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
    12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
    13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
    14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
    15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
    16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
    17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
    18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
    19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
    20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
    21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
    22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
    23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
    24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
    25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
    26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
    27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
    28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
    29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
    30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

    Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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