Orders of magnitude (currency)

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This page is a list of currency orders of magnitude, with examples.

up to 1[edit]

Orders of magnitude
(money expressed in United States dollars)
Factor ($) Short scale Money Item
10−17 One Zimbabwean cent $3.33×10−17 Exchange rate on February 2, 2009
10−3 One mill $0.001 Smallest unit of currency, used in pricing gasoline and computing taxes
10−2 One cent $0.01 Used chiefly for making change
10−1 One dime $0.10 Highest common price per page for self-service monochrome photocopying
$0.42–$0.56 Price per kilo of bread in Jordan (30–40 qirsh)[1]

1 to 100[edit]

100 One dollar $1 Double cheeseburger at McDonald's
$4 Typical drink of gourmet coffee
$7.25 Current hourly minimum wage in United States, 2017
101 Ten dollars $10 Wristwatch with quartz circuit; 20 lb. sack of rice
$15 Typical cost of a gym membership
$40-60 Typical cost of a video game
102 One hundred dollars $199 Price of an iPhone 6 in 2014, the most common smartphone in the world[2]
$700 Approximate annual GDP per capita (PPP) for Burundi (2017)[3]

1,000 to 100,000[edit]

103 One thousand dollars $1,000 Used car (15 years old, runs)
$1,000 Midrange personal computer
$1,000 A nice digital camera
$6,600 Approximate GDP per capita (PPP) for the Republic of the Congo (2017)[3]
104 Ten thousand dollars $10,000 Approximate GDP per capita (PPP) for Libya (2017)[3]
$17,500 Approximate world GDP per capita (PPP) (2017)[4]
$26,120 Average annual tuition at a 4-year university in the United States (2016)[5]
$37,149 Average cost of a new car in the United States (2018)[6]
$59,800 Approximate GDP per capita (PPP) for the United States (2017)[3]
$61,120 Annual GNI per capita (PPP) for the United States (2017)[7]
$71,800 Approximate GDP per capita (PPP) for Norway (2017)[3]
$78,200 Estimated annual total cost of attending Harvard University (less with financial aid)[8]
105 One hundred thousand dollars $100,000 Small house far from cities
$100,000 Cost of a law degree from a prestigious university
$101,000 Median value of a home in the U.S. in 1990
$120,000 Median value of a home in the U.S. in 2000
$131,000 Most amount of money won on a single episode of Jeopardy!, as of 2019[9]
$566,400 Largest theoretically possible win on a single episode of Jeopardy!, as of 2015

1 million to 100 million[edit]

106 One million dollars $1,000,000 Huge house in suburbs; nice condo downtown in large city
$7,000,000 Net worth required to be in the US top 1 percent
107 Ten million dollars $10,000,000 A small hospital
108 One hundred million dollars $100,000,000 Large city office building
$445,600,000 Price of an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner[10]

1 billion to 100 billion[edit]

109 One billion dollars $1.5×109 Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building
$1.586×109 The highest lottery jackpot ever recorded, the 13 January 2016 Powerball, with an annuity of $1,586,400,000 and lump sum of $983,000,000.
$2.5×109 Estimated cost of a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
$2.8×109 Net worth of Donald Trump according to Bloomberg[11]
1010 Ten billion dollars $18.18×109 Gross Domestic Product of Iceland[12]
$45×109 Estimated cost of high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the route to be built by the California High-Speed Rail Authority[13]
$55×109 Cost of a manned mission to Mars with a crew of four (cost would be spread out over ten years) using Robert Zubrin’s Mars Direct plan[14]
$64.8×109 Amount of paper losses in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, exposed in 2008, the largest in history, including $20 billion of cash losses.[15] By 2010, clawback lawsuits against those who had profited from the Ponzi scheme had recovered $10 billion, thus allowing cash loss victims to be compensated at 50 cents on the dollar[16]
1011 One hundred billion dollars $100×109 Budget for the reconstruction of Iraq
$100×109 Total cost of the International Space Station[17]
$150×109 Net worth of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man in 2019[18]
$151×109 2012 cost estimate by Amtrak for construction of a high-speed rail link from Boston to Washington, D.C.[19]
$169×109 Tax assessment of all real estate in Manhattan in FY2004[20]
$299.3×109 GDP of Greece (2017)[21]
$409×109 Total fortune of John D. Rockefeller in 2018 dollars[22][23]
$416×109 Estimated total fortune of Mansa Musa, often considered the wealthiest person in history,[24] in 2017 dollars[25][26]
$425×109 Construction costs of the Interstate Highway System in 2006 dollars,[27] the "largest public works program since the Pyramids"[28]
$779×109 United States budget deficit in 2018[29]
$914.8×109 Total assessed (taxable) market value of Manhattan real estate for FY2014–2015 [30]
$972×109 Total cost as of March 2010 of the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan ($712 billion for the Iraq War and $260 billion for the War in Afghanistan)[31]

1 trillion to 100 trillion[edit]

1012 One trillion dollars $1.26×1012 Total value of all real estate in Florida in 2004[32]
$1.7×1012 total cost of the Iraq War as calculated in 2013 by the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University[33]
$2.2×1012 Cost of a mission to Alpha Centauri as proposed in 1968 by physicist Freeman J. Dyson—a space ark would be built using an Orion nuclear pulse propulsion rocket powered by hydrogen bombs. The rocket would have a payload of 50,000 tonnes and be able to travel at 3.3% of the speed of light and reach Alpha Centauri in 133 years. The rocket ship would have a crew of 250.[34]
$4.49×1012 United States annual federal budget expenditures as of 2018[35]
$6×1012 Investment company BlackRock's assets under management as of October 2017
$7.33×1012 All of the gold mined in human history (2013 prices)[36]
1013 Ten trillion dollars $19.49×1012 United States GDP (PPP) as of 2017[37]
$22.4×1012 United States national debt as of June 2019[38]
$42.7 ×1012 Total wealth of all 10.9 million rich people (defined as those with $1 million or more of investable assets) in the world as of 2010.[39] Thus, the rich, 0.15% of the world's population of 7 billion, control 30.5% of all world financial assets of $140 trillion.
$53.5 ×1012 Total of all private household net worth in the United States as of September 2009[40]
$62×1012 Value of all real estate in developed countries (includes $48 trillion residential real estate and $14 trillion commercial real estate) as of 2002[41]
$67×1012 Total amount of banking assets in the shadow banking system—about half of all world banking assets—according to a 2012 report by the Financial Stability Board.[42]
1014 One hundred trillion dollars $125 ×1012 Estimated total value of ecosystem services, the "value of Earth"[43]
$127.8×1012 Global GDP (PPP) (2017)[4]
$140×1012 Total value of all world financial assets[44]
$510 ×1012 Total world derivative contracts as of June 2007[45]

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