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We all enjoy hobbies, but how much will you pay for one that brings ultimate joy? Some go to great lengths to maintain their hobbies. Let’s dive into expensive hobbies that will bring joy to your life but at a high cost.

Scuba Diving

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Scuba diving costs $150 – $300 per dive. Imagine Scuba diving multiple times per week. It’s clear to see why this is an expensive hobby!

Flying an Airplane

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“Learning how to fly an airplane. Plane rental plus instructor fees equal about $250 an hour,” another user remarked.

Warhammer 40k

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Warhammer 40K is a popular mini-wargame involving a collection of miniature action figures. Fans can paint them themselves—or outsource the work to “experts” who will charge an arm and a leg.

Cheese

“Cheese making. Why buy a reasonably-sized hunk of fancy cheese at the store when you can spend $100s on milk, a couple grand on supplies and equipment, and months of your time on a slightly larger, but not as good tiny wheel of your own?” one user said.

Mountain Biking

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Another user commented, “Don’t tell non-mountain bikers how much a good dropper seat post cost [sic] much less the complete bikes.”

Depending on your willingness to spend, a mountain bike can cost you $500–$5000. The good news is that your bike-riding experience will feel richer the better the quality of your bike is.

Guitar Lessons

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Someone remarked, “Guitar lessons, guitars and other guitar-related equipment.”

Miniature Painting

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“Miniature painting. My pile of shame is currently in a massive military surplus duffle bag under my bed. I am around 5 foot 10, and can lay down flat in the bag. It weighs so much I can’t lift it,” commented a passionate user.

Horses

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“And sometimes it isn’t even my horse (I say as I look at a horse in our facility who bowed a tendon and [the] owner didn’t properly start the medical process properly; I said “**** it.” and as of today [when I found out about the poor baby] I am now attempting to give this horse a proper shot at healing).”

In case you’re wondering, maintaining a horse can cost anywhere from $4000–$9000.

Traveling

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“Going to concerts and travel [sic].”

Traveling alone isn’t enough for some, so they also attend concerts while they’re away. Do both multiple times per year, and suddenly you’re racking up a bill that would make many quit traveling for the next few years.

LEGO

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LEGO isn’t just for kids. Simple LEGO sets can cost $50, and they can go as high as $8000. If building LEGO sets becomes your hobby, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment once you’re finished, but your wallet might not be as excited.

Fish

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One user said, “For me, setting everything up with equipment was expensive. 150 gallon saltwater tank. $600 tank. $600 plumbing (PVC pipes and fittings). $1500 lights. $1500 pumps and circulation. $700 filtration (skimmer, sump, filter socks, etc.). 

“$2400 controller. $300 mixing station (for storing filtered fresh water and pre mixed saltwater), materials to build the stand for the tank $300. Floor reinforcement in my crawlspace $150 materials (did the work myself).”

Pinball Machines

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“Pinball machines. Over 100 of them,” another user remarked.

For perspective, a pinball machine can cost $500–$10000. This user has enough pinball machines to build several arcade rooms.

Vinyl Records

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“Yep I had to stop. It was causing major issues in my marriage. Unfollowed all the record buying subreddits. Started a savings account. I still look, but don’t buy…”

Jeep Wrangler

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A user said, “I own a Jeep Wrangler, [so] my hobby is fixing it after every drive.”

The price of a used Jeep can start at $30,000. Imagine having to frequently spend additional money on car maintenance.

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Retired Couple Keeps Their Millions a Secret; After Needy Family Discovers Wealth Unwanted Financial Demands Follow

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A couple worked tirelessly and embraced frugality to amass a substantial retirement nest egg. As they approached semi-retirement, they were confronted by financially irresponsible relatives seeking assistance.

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She Buys Nephews’ Lottery Tickets for Fundraiser, After Hitting the Jackpot They Demand a Refund

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Greedy Sister Snatches Largest Diamond Inheritance, but Has Meltdown Over Diamond’s Real Worth

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