Published on March 3rd, 2013 | by Philip Bates
How Much Does the TARDIS Cost?
TARDIS FOR SALE. TYPE 40TT. GOOD CONDITION. ONE PREVIOUS OWNER. MANY, MANY, MANY MILES ON THE CLOCK. BROKEN (BUT REPAIRABLE) CHAMELEON CIRCUIT. VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE. FULLY TAXED. SOMETIMES HANDLES WELL. SUSCEPTIBLE TO OCCASIONAL ALIEN INVASION. DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR (TIME PERIOD NOT GUARANTEED).
That’s about £1,715,048,899 to you and me. And that’s what Motovo’s infographic reckons the TARDIS would cost (based on a comparison with of square footage for a home in London) anyway, for both the exterior and interior. As it’s potentially infinite, you could probably get a few quid more.
The real estate blogging site has scoured the internet (including this very site), searched London and watched The Invasion of Time on a loop for eight weeks – maybe – to work out how much the TARDIS would actually go on the market for if, as they suggest, it made London its home after its dematerialisation circuit is stolen or broken or kicked into submission by the Time Lords again.
The exterior is, of course, the easy bit. That would cost $50, 497. But the interior… Motovo writes:
We stumbled across two ways to estimate the size of the TARDIS. In The Invasion of Time, a serial in the 15th season of the show, the TARDIS is said to be about the size of the Empire State Building, which has a floor area of 2,248,355 square feet.
The second option is the TARDIS is larger than a planet that is itself several times larger than Earth.
For everyone’s benefit we picked the first option.
They obviously survived The Invasion of Time alright (brave souls), and calculated:
Once we had an idea of the square footage, the rest was simple. We multiplied the square footage for both the outside and inside of the TARDIS by the average cost per square foot from a home in London. This comes to $2,580,324,616.75(€1,933,405,432) for the outside or $50,497 (€37,836) for the inside.
The infographic sums up the Doctor’s incredible Time/ Space vehicle really well and is a fun little thing for a grimy Sunday evening. Take a look and puzzle out how long you’d have to work for to take the TARDIS off the Doctor’s hands.