How Much Would It Cost To Be Captain America?

Captain America art

Captain America is going to take up on Iron Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, we wondered, how much would it cost to be Steve Rogers in real life?

Captain America

Project Rebirth – $516,000

The serum which gave Steve Rogers his powers was created by the US government during World War Two.

Albert Einstein was paid an annual salary of $10,000, so we can assume project leaders Abraham Erskine and Howard Stark were paid the same for their contributions and that other lab costs would have added another $10,000.

Taking into account inflation, the cost of Project Rebirth today would be $516,000.

Shield – $54,431,100

Captain America’s shield is made from the fictional element Vibranium, which is what makes it indestructible.

It’s stated in Issue 607 of Fantastic Four that the material costs $10,000 per gram.

According to Marvel themselves, the shield weighs in at 12 pounds, making the shield worth a whopping $54 million!

Uniforms – $3,720

Comprising of his gloves, helmet, uniform, boots and belt, Captain America has had three different suits, which we estimate to be worth around $3,720.

Motorcycle – $7,500

Captain America has always been a fan of motorcycles, and rode a 2014 Harley-Davidson 750 during his escape from the Triskelion in both ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

This Harley would set you back, at list price, around $7,500.

Firearms – $900

Whilst he prefers to use his trusty shield, Captain America has also been known to carry a gun.

As an ex-US Army soldier, the standard issue firearm for the US military is the Sig Sauer P226, which costs $900.

Salary – $155,000 p.a.

Employed by the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, (S.H.I.E.L.D.) Captain America would likely take home a wage similar to that of a special agent at the CIA.

This can vary between $75,000 and $155,000, but we reckon he’d be at the top end of that scale!




I am going to give up on my dream after seeing this huge price tag to be Captain America.


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