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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 3, 2020

    The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

    The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

    Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

    The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

    1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

    Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

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    To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

    And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

     2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

    Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

    3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

    Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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    5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

    Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

    6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

    Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

    7. Positive people smile a lot!

    When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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    8. People who are positive are great communicators.

    They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

    9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

    One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

    10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

    Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

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    I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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