10 Unbelievably High-Priced Ordinary Objects


Every day, we buy bits and pieces that we find impossible to leave without. Items such as tissue paper, toothpaste, and even edibles are what often go to our cart when we go grocery shopping. Well, that depends if we have the cash to purchase them, but if not, these necessities would have to wait till the next paycheck.

For rich people, though, it’s a whole different story. They can buy anything without worrying about the figures on its price tag. And usually, these items are the ones we can normally buy at a lesser price. But these rich people? All they care about is the sparkle and shine the items would bring to them.

Let’s check out the expensive versions of things that should cost no more than a few dollars.

1. Theodent Toothpaste

Brushing teeth is a normal part of any person’s hygienic routine. That is why toothpaste manufacturers sell their products at an affordable price—but not Theodent. This for-the-rich-only product contains “rennou,” a component found in chocolates. So if you’re keen about brushing your teeth with chocolate before hitting the sack, go ahead and buy some Theodent toothpaste. It’s $300 per tube. If you find that equivalent to your monthly pay, better stick with your old brand.

2. Kopi Luwak Coffee

Want to have some gold coffee to spark your day? Kopi Luwak made from beans pooped out by civets might suit your taste as it is the most delicious coffee in the world. And because it tops other coffees in terms of taste, it is also the most expensive. With a price of $49 per pack, probably, only the rich people could afford it. Man, rich people must be high all the time.

3. Golden Phoenix Cupcake

There are some bakeshops in Dubai who are selling what is supposed to be the most expensive cupcake in the world. The Daily Mail reports that it includes “23 carats of edible gold sheets, Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom, Rachel’s organic butter, Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy, and gold Ugandan high-quality vanilla beans.” No wonder, it’s tagged at $28,000! This leaves us commoners asking what this cupcake really tastes like, and why on earth would rich people even go for these gold cupcakes?

4. Antarctic Nail Ale Beer

After a long day at work, nothing beats a glass of beer to blow off some steam. It’s mostly affordable. But one guy from Australia decided to brew the most expensive beer in the world. The Antarctic Pale Ale, which costs $800 per bottle, is beer all the same, save that it’s made out of melted water from a block of ice from Antarctica. Rich people might not have bought the idea of beer coming from some ice from faraway Antarctica that only thirty bottles of these beer were ever made.

5. Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani Bottled Water

Water is life. As a basic human necessity, we can never live without it. Cooking needs it. Washing our hair is impossible without it. And most of all, our body needs it. In fact, some countries are at war with each other because of water scarcity. But rich people do not seem to mind at all. They can even spend thousands, or perhaps millions, on the most expensive bottled water in the world—Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani. For $60,000, you can now enjoy a bottle that looks like a relic from ancient Egypt.


6. AeroDream One iPod Dock

Price: $565K

Buying an Apple product is a sign that you are rich. After all, you can afford to buy a gadget of a higher price compared to other products in the market when both actually work fine. Then there are those accessories such as $150 earphones you need to exclusively buy from the company. Talk about capitalism! Then there’s the AeroDream One that serves as a dock but looks like a spaceship. You may ask “What for?” What’s this metal ladder to climb before you can dock your iPod or iPhone for? And at $565,000? No way!

7. 22-Karat Gold Toilet Paper

Toilet papers are among those things we hardly appreciate until we’ve run out of it. Remember the time you were in a public bathroom and you’re embarrassed to ask a stranger to help you out? But rich people possibly have a locker full of tissue rolls, don’t you think? Theirs are even made of 22-carat gold, worth $1.3 million, and comes in three plies. Whoa! Rich people must have priceless bottoms!

8. Aurora Diamante Pen

You can never tell when you’ll need a pen that’s why it’s best to keep one handy. And if you haven’t made the habit of bringing one wherever you go, it’s high time you do. After all, they only cost less than a dollar. Executives would usually go for the fancy one in their pockets at around a hundred dollars or so. But for the super rich? Well, they’d only go for the Aurora Diamante fountain pen, which costs $1.3 million.

9. Royale Diamond Chess Set

Chess is a game for the mind played on a wooden board. Fancier ones are those that are made of marble. Rich people would not wish to be beaten and would get the even fancier ones from Royale Diamond. For the rich, nothing makes a board game worth playing than one that costs more than someone’s life. This luxurious chess set was sold at $9.8 million.

10. Codex Leicester of Leonardo da Vinci Book

Well-to-dos are most likely well-read. Being intelligent is as important as being wealthy because how will you manage your wealth if you are dumb? Most rich people have libraries filled with the latest editions and deluxe versions of the rarest books in the world. The Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci is the best among the rest because of its authenticity. Its price? Well, a whopping $30 million.

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