Everyone deserves to have an exciting hobby that can help them unwind after a long day or week.
Diving into a new hobby is fun.
Hobbies help us to unleash our creativity, meet new people with similar interests, and enjoy life.
If you ask most people about their hobbies, the chances are that they will list inexpensive ones like swimming, reading, or watching movies.
Nonetheless, did you know that there are hobbies that are very expensive and barely available to everyone? Let’s take a look at the world’s most expensive hobbies.
When you see people racing in speedboats in movies and music videos.
It seems like they are living your wildest dreams, right?
Nothing screams affluent and extravagant than owning a yacht.
Yacht racing is very expensive and not for the faint-hearted. How expensive a hobby is it? Well, let’s put that into perspective.
A standard speedboat will cost you somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000. Still, the price of speedboats is pretty low compared to that of yachts.
The J class yacht, which is used for racing, costs between $10 million and $20 million. However, the expenses do not end there.
You still have to cough up a decent $3 million for maintenance of your yacht. Not to mention that when racing, your yacht might crash.
Such an accident will require you to dig deeper into your pockets to restore the yacht to its former glory.
If you do not have a pocket of gold, but you’d still love to enjoy a good yacht race, you can rent a low-end one for about $5,000 per day.
Most people dream of being airborne.
I mean, wouldn’t you like to feel the wing under your “wings” now and then?
Being so high above the ground is a magical experience for most, and oh! The adrenaline rush!
If you are thinking of skydiving, you will be required to cough up a lot more than mist hobbies need.
For starters, a single tandem jump may cost around $150 to $300.
It costs about $1500 for 7 to 10 jumps, each lasting three minutes. Thus, if you would love to skydive a few times every month, be prepared to part with more cash.
This winter sport is every bit exciting, and if you are thinking of taking it up as a hobby, start by assembling a team.
Bobsledding teams can be made up of two or four men.
To enjoy this hobby, you need the best equipment. Olympic bobsleds can cost around $50,000 to $100,000.
On top of that, you also need money for training, which is always required.
Equestrianism or horseback riding is a hobby that most rich people enjoy.
This is a high maintenance hobby as one horse can cost you from $5000 to $ 100,000.
What makes this hobby even more expensive is that it is a team sport, so you need to own more than one horse.
In addition to the horses on the playground, you also need other horses in case something happens to the ones at play.
Traveling the world
A lot has been said about travelling on a low budget.
But trust me, travelling is as expensive a hobby as they come.
While there are lots of documented ways to cut costs when travelling, low-budget travelling is easier said than done.
If you travel on a low budget, you will end up staying in below-average hotel rooms. This means that you have to put up with:
- Bad service.
- Food that is not prepared by experts; if the place is dingy, you might suffer food poisoning.
- High transport costs considering that most low budget places are usually far away from major sites and attractions.
- Insecurity if the hotel room you are staying in is in a deserted place.
This is not the kind of travel plan you want, right? Remember that travelling does not only involve being in a place.
It also includes living comfortably in luxurious rooms, doing adventure activities, commuting to various sites, and eating expertly prepared meals.
Discovering new sceneries around the world is an exciting way to spend your free time.
Traversing different continents can cost at least $150, 000. Of course, this amount can be much lower, depending on the choices you make.
The underwater world is mysterious.
For this reason, most people are drawn to exploring it through scuba diving.
You can scuba dive while on vacation, but to make it a hobby, you’ll need about $1000.
This amount includes $300-450 for licensing and $550 for equipment.
Remember that equipment can cost more, depending on their quality. I’m sure you want to invest in the highest quality equipment.
If you there are scuba diving sites near you, $1000 is all that this hobby will cost you.
However, if you have to travel to scuba diving locations, this hobby can cost up to $3000.
Any art enthusiasts who regularly visit art exhibitions or galleries will tell you that some art pieces are priceless.
In auctions, some paintings and sculptures fetch millions of dollars.
Most billionaires around the world have embraced art collection as a hobby.
One such example is Ivanka Trump, whose art collection is worth millions of dollars.
Flying a plane
Is flying a plane your childhood fantasy?
Well, if you are ready to make this fantasy a reality and a hobby, here’s what you need to know.
Taking aviation classes will cost you about $7,000.
After this, you will get a private pilot rating and can fly anywhere in a single-engine plane.
If you need to fly longer distances, you will need other pilot ratings (which will cost you money) and a faster aircraft like a jet.
You can buy a single-engine plane for prices between $15,000 and 200,000 and pay a license fee of $5,000.
Alternatively, you can rent a plane. Renting rates vary from about $1,200 to $9,000 per flight hour.
Gambling can be addictive, and some people consider it a secret shame.
Nonetheless, it is a gratifying hobby.
Depending on how much you are willing to spend, this hobby can either be cheap or expensive.
For those with deep pockets, the thrill and fun of gambling come with betting big for a chance to win big.
If you go to an elite casino in Las Vegas, you will rub shoulders with high-rollers as you bet your thousands.
If you would rather bet from the comfort of your home, there are many online casinos that you can visit.
If you are a thrill-seeker, there is no harm in saving up and enjoying your hobby once in a while.
Do not let anyone make you feel guilty for spending a little more on a hobby.
After all, the best way to spend money is to buy experiences.
Which expensive hobby do you enjoy or dream of? We would love to hear from you!