50 of the most expensive things for sale right now
“Treat yo' self,” isn’t just a meme that spawned from a popular “Parks and Recreation” reference, it’s a full-on lifestyle. Stacker researched 50 of the most expensive things you can readily buy—no one-of-a-kind, gem-encrusted, or auction-only items here—to inspire your next shopping spree.
The occasional massive splurge has never been more satisfying, as luxury specialists keep rolling out high-priced experiences, products, foods, materials, accommodations, and animals. Yes, animals. Just wait till you see how much you’ll drop on the most expensive kitten for sale. You’ll need some expensive Kentucky bourbon to wash that bill down.
Which of these finer things will you spend your hard-earned cash on? Perhaps nothing, or perhaps you’ll decide to “treat yo’ self!”
Most expensive cruise suite: The Ultimate Family Suite on Royal Caribbean’s “Symphony of the Seas”
Cost: $45,000 to $85,000 per week
For families prepared to drop some cash at sea, there’s The Ultimate Family Suite aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Symphony of the Seas.” Here are a few of the kid-friendly amenities in this duplex space that sleeps eight: a LEGO wall, ping-pong table, and a slide—because who needs stairs?
There’s also a balcony jacuzzi for the most relaxing possible ocean view. Oh, and if it even matters at that point, the ship sails across the Mediterranean Sea, making stops in Italy, Spain, and France before heading to Miami.
Most expensive cat: Savannah
Servals are the fifth-largest cat in Africa. When domesticated and bred, they produce a type of kitten called a Savannah. First-generation male or female Savannah kittens retain a good deal of their serval heritage and start at $12,000—with premiums for certain rare colors or patterns.
Most expensive bottle of sake: Juyondai 'Ryusen' Junmai Daiginjo
For those who wouldn’t be caught dead sitting down to an eight-course sushi feast without the world’s most expensive bottle of sake, there’s Juyondai 'Ryusen' Junmai Daiginjo. A 720-milliliter bottle, which you can purchase from online importers, costs about $5,700. Junmai Daiginjo is the highest grade of sake and is made with Yamada Nishiki rice, the most prized variety available.
Most expensive first class cabin: Etihad’s “The Residence” from Abu Dhabi to New York City
Are you ready for 14 of the comfiest, most pampered in-flight hours of your life? Book “The Residence” on Etihad Airways the next time you need to fly from the UAE to New York’s JFK. There’s a double-wide bed, a dedicated bathroom with a shower, a private chef on-call, two dining tables, leather armchairs, and a 32-inch flat screen television pre-loaded with thousands of movies, shows, and games. Start saving your miles now.
Most expensive speakers: Wilson Audio Alexx
Cost: $110,000 per pair
If your neighbors don’t complain about these speakers, they’re probably deaf. Wilson Audio’s Alexx model uses complex, sophisticated technology to produce crystal-clear sound for the ultimate music experience dubbed “the best you’ll ever have.” Buying a customized pair of Alexx speakers means you probably don’t have neighbors, anyway.
Most expensive burger: the FleurBurger 5000
Renowned French chef Hubert Keller developed this fancy burger for Fleur, his restaurant at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. The Kobe beef patty is topped with foie gras and truffles and comes with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus. Is it worth it?
Most expensive set of sheets: D. Porthault Luxury Linens
Cost: $2,350 for a king set
Once you slip into these sheets, you may never go back to those oh-so-cozy and cheap jersey sets again. Then again, you may also go bankrupt, as these crisp linens will set you back more than two grand.
What’s so special about them, especially since they feature a relatively low thread count of 400? They’re made from meticulously selected 100% Egyptian cotton and are woven to last from generation to generation—if you’re into sleeping on another generation’s fancy sheets. They’re also damaged by fabric softener, and they need to be tumble-dried 90% of the way, ironed or steamed, then stored in a place “they can breathe.” Good luck!
Most expensive set of golf clubs: Honma Beres S-05 T117 Complete Set
Only 10 of these sets have been produced, owing to the price tag, but Japanese golf club “artisans” Honma would be happy to precision-engineer a set for you. The brand has celebrity fans like Jack Nicholson, Joe Pesci, and Marc Anthony. A Honma Beres S-05 T117 complete set, with 14 pieces, costs a cool $75,000. Does that include the golf bag? It does not, but the heads are gold-plated.
Most expensive drum set: DW Limited Edition 6 Piece Exotic Pure Tasmanian Timber Shell Pack
These drums by Drum Workshop come with a hefty price tag because they were engineered by legendary drum-maker John Good. The set is constructed from rare Tasmanian timber, which lends warm tones, allows for absolute precision in tuning, and resists warping better than other materials. Only 200 sets were made—grab yours before they're gone.
Most expensive tea: Aged Da Hong Pao
Cost: $1,400 per gram
This heavily oxidized oolong tea comes from Wuyishan in Fujian Province, China. Few of the original ancient tea trees remain, making this coveted cup one of the most expensive caffeine fixes you can currently buy at $1,400 per gram or about $10,000 per pot.2018 All rights reserved.