10 Things You Can Buy with the Alleged “2.7 Billion New Makati City Hall Building”
The controversial new Makati City Hall was built allegedly at a price between PhP 2.4 billion and PhP 2.7 billion.
Let’s just take the upper limit, and if we had that cash on-hand, here are 10 other things we could have bought with it.
Due to varying conversion rates and other factors, these are just rough computations.
Let’s take a look what else can we have using that humongous amount of money.
10. Buy 13 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
The most expensive car in the world according to almost any “Top 10 Expensive Cars” list online, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, is priced at US$4.5 million (about PhP197.6 million). Using the PhP2.7 billion, you can buy 13 units of this car and still have about PhP 118 million left for gas.
Unfortunately, no more than 9 units will be made available.
9. Buy 2 Dassault Falcon 900
A popular private plane chosen by the rich and famous due to its fuel efficiency, the Dassault Falcon 900, is valued at US$ 33 million (about PhP 1.45 billion). Using the PhP 2.7 billion, you can buy this private plane and still have about PhP 1.25 billion left. This is enough money for a lot of gas and for a private pilot.
8. Buy a ticket to outer space and back
Space tourism began in 2001 and since then, around 8 people have gone to the outer space and back. This kind of space travel is usually done for recreational, leisure, or business purposes. The most expensive round-trip ticket is priced at US$ 40 million (about PhP 1.75 billion). This means that you can buy a round-trip ticket to space and back using the PhP 2.7 billion, which is the alleged cost of the new Makati City Hall building.
If you do this, you’ll be the first Filipino to visit the outer space for leisure. The second Asian though because, in 2006, an Iranian woman spent 12 days exploring the final frontier.
7. Buy 6 islands in the Caribbean
On the average, a private island in the Caribbean costs US$ 10 million (about PhP 439.4 million). With the PhP 2.7 billion, you can buy 6 of these islands and island hop among them.
6. Live for 2 years in the most expensive hotel suite, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is most expensive hotel room in the world. It has 12 bedrooms and 12 marble bathrooms, plus a wraparound terrace with views of the Alps. Popular people who have stayed in this suite include Bill Gates and Michael Douglas.
A night at the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva is priced at US$ 83,200 (about PhP 3.65 million). With the PhP 2.7 billion, you can live in this luxurious suite for 2 years.