Sorry, Harry Potter Fans: The Real (Expensive!) Cost of a Hogwarts Education

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Hogwarts isn't kidding around with its tuition bill

If your little muggles have been dreaming of a Hogwarts’ education ever since reading the Sorcerer’s Stone, it might be time to let the black cat out of the bag and tell them that the magic world of wizardry is seriously expensive.

The Economics Society at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has, in fact, calculated just how pricey it would be to be trained alongside Harry Potter, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger.

If your heart can withstand the sticker shock, and your kids’ hearts won’t break too much to know that you could buy a couple of new cars for the cost at one just year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, take a look at the price breakdown of tuition plus all wizarding accessories (owl not included):

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  • Three Sets of Plain Robes 1 of 11
    Three Sets of Plain Robes
    $160
  • One Plain Pointed House 2 of 11
    One Plain Pointed House
    $32
  • One Pair Protective Gloves (Dragon Hide or Similar) 3 of 11
    One Pair Protective Gloves (Dragon Hide or Similar)
    $122
  • One Winter Cloak with Black or Silver Fastenings 4 of 11
    One Winter Cloak with Black or Silver Fastenings
    $40 for the cloak, $42 for a silver broach
  • One Wand 5 of 11
    One Wand
    $160
  • One Cauldron (Pewter, Standard Size 2) 6 of 11
    One Cauldron (Pewter, Standard Size 2)
    $40
  • Set of Glass or Crystal Phials 7 of 11
    Set of Glass or Crystal Phials
    $13
  • Telescope 8 of 11
    Telescope
    $174
  • Brass Scales 9 of 11
    Brass Scales
    $13
  • One Year’s Tuition 10 of 11
    One Year's Tuition
    $41,500
  • Being the Seeker Who Catches the Golden Snitch for the Win? 11 of 11
    Being the Seeker Who Catches the Golden Snitch for the Win?
    Priceless.

 

Source: LifeInc

Images: Wikipedia + Creative Commons

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