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Saturday, June 11, 2011

A first-class ticket on the Titanic would cost approximately $XX,XXX today!

A first-class ticket on the Titanic would cost about $57,200 today!
Factoring in inflation, the $2,500 first-class tickets would be $57,200. The most expensive rooms on the ill-fated luxury liner would cost more than $103,000 now! 

On the plus side:

  • You could get access to the swimming pool for only 25 cents! Even adjusting for inflation, it’s less than $6. 
  • For 50 cents, or less than 12 inflation-adjusted dollars, you got access to the squash courts, and could play with a professional squash player! 
  • You also got FREE access to the Titanic’s 60 chefs
  • You even got the opportunity to see an iceberg up close for free! (too soon?) 

On the other hand:

  • third-class passengers only had to pay 40 bucks, or $900 in modern currency (which is actually fairly comparable to the price of a flight from Southampton to New York right now). 
  • Lower-class rooms often housed as many as ten passengers, but they were separated by gender so families had to be split up! 
  • The 700 third-class passengers all had to share the same 2 bathtubs.

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