The 5 Most Expensive Hobbies

People look for different ways to relieve stress caused by work and other demands. Many look for outlets to have fun for a diversion. Hobbies of different kinds are available to help release the stress. You can find an expensive or inexpensive one. There are various expensive hobbies out there, and costs may reach to thousands of dollars. Here is a list of the five most expensive hobbies in the world (ranked according to range of expense)

5. Skydiving

Number 5 on the most expensive hobbies list is skydiving. This extreme blood-pumping sport rush would cost you an average of $250 to $300 per sky jump, and about $1,500 for a bundle package of seven to ten jumps. Having one jump a week means you should have a budget of $1,000 a month, and if you do the math, you will spend an average of $12,000 per year just for sky diving.

4. Flying and Aviation

Number 4 of the most expensive hobbies is aviation. Flight trainings and courses are required for you to obtain a pilot license and it is really expensive. Average expense can go up to $5,000 and more. If you opt to purchase a plane and maintain it as well, expenses could go from $100,000 and more. The option of renting a plane would be cheaper and cost you about $80 an hour, it’s still a lot of money.

3. Drag Racing

Number 3 on the list is drag racing. This hobby is for the extreme guy who has an urge for speed. In order to reach over 300 miles per hour, you should use a fuel that has a special combination of methanol and nitro-methane. The fuel alone is expensive, pushing the costs up for a single drag race. The costs add up even more if purchasing the dragster vehicle and its performance car parts, and maintaining it can go from the range of $200,000 up to $1 million.

2. Car Collection

Number 2 of the most expensive hobbies list is car collecting. Here is an example. A classic 1937 Bugatti Type 57S would cost $4.4 million, while a 1961 Ferrari California would usually cost $10.8 million or more depending if it has stock or performance parts. A typical car collector would collect cars that are either a unique and rare type, or cars that have performance parts and fully customized. Jay Leno, Ralph Lauren and Jerry Seinfeld are car collectors who have the most expensive car collections in the world.

1. Art Collection

Number 1 on the most expensive hobbies list is art collecting. It is the most expensive hobby in the world, since it involves the collection of different statues, paintings, and sculptures while prices range from thousands to millions of dollars. You should have over a million dollars if you are a serious collector, as pieces of art works are getting rarer, and becoming more expensive as time passes. Some collectors purchase reproductions and forgeries, and these artworks also cost thousands. The original masterpiece entitled “The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne is the most expensive artwork ever sold. It sold for a whopping $250 million in 2011.