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.