Price per gallon
Ooo, look, I made a list of things. And how much they cost per gallon.
Fun things I learned:
- It costs more per gallon for the gas to put into a used Mini Cooper than to buy the car in the first place.
- Buckyballs cost more than a Macbook Pro. Gold is 10 times as valuable as a human, but 200 times less valuable than Photoshop per gallon.
- But nothing I could find comes even remotely close to the cost of synthetic elements. It costs 35 times the GDP of the whole world to make one gallon of Iodine-123, a radioactive marker used in nuclear medicine imaging.
|Item||Price per gallon|
|Trash (in SF)||-$0.86|
|Used 2002 Mini Cooper||$3.98|
|Gas to run said Mini Cooper||$4.20|
|Bottomless mimosas at Rosemunde's weekend brunch||$15 (what a deal!)|
|15" Macbook Pro||$3,117.64|
|Adobe CS6||$614M for the software +
$1.27M for the 64GB MicroSD cards
|Iodine-123 (used in radiation therapy)||$2.52 quadrillion|
- Tap Water
- Cow Dung
- Mini Cooper (and it's external car dimensions)
- Bottomless Mimosas (easiest calculation on the list)
- Buckyballs - 5mm diameter, used the packing coefficient for spheres.
- Saffron (and it's density)
- Human (75kg person, $7M life, density of water)
- Gold (and I used wolfram all over the place for other conversions)
- Moon Rocks
- Adobe CS6 (6.2GB for the Master Collection on 64GB micro SD cards)
- Iodine-123. (paper saying it costs $70/mCi, sample calculation for converting mCi, a unit of radiation, to grams. The calculation was complex and required the half-life and atomic weight of I-123 to get grams. Then I used the density of regular iodine to get volume. This may not be totally accurate, but should be in the ballpark.)