Look, inflation is pretty crazy these days. Nobody is going to deny that. But I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of what things are supposed to cost still. After all, I’m not Lucille Bluth.
But one thing I didn’t account for in my thinking is the growing gap between was just normal folks consider expensive and what rich people consider expensive. And I’m not talking about “buys the name brand stuff over the store brand stuff” type rich. I’m talking like, pays somebody else to cook their meals for them rich.
Take, for instance, the person in Vail, Colorado who just paid more for A PARKING SPOT than I’ve made since graduating from Penn State in 2015 (don’t get a journalism degree, kids.)
Parking Spot In Vail, Colorado Sells For An Absolutely Preposterous Amount Of Money
As I was perusing Twitter for my 12-16 hours a day, as one does, I came across an interesting tweet on Thursday from the account Zillow Gone Wild.
It mentioned a parking spot in a garage in Vail, Colorado listed for sale at $239,500. What’s worse is that the listing already shows that it’s pending sale. That means that someone out there is paying a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS for a parking spot!
This is what the listing says about the spot
“Rarely available, this Village Inn Plaza deeded parking space in Vail Village is one of the few that is reserved. Conveniently located next to the east elevator to quickly access the amenities on the main level: hot tub, sauna, steam room, rest rooms, shower, and fitness room. The free Town of Vail bus, steps from the parking space, is a short ride to Golden Peak’s Riva Bahn Chair. Vail’s shops, restaurants, Farmer’s Market and Gondola One are at your finger tips. Village Inn Plaza owners may also use the pool and hot tubs at The Sebastian.” – via Compass.com
Vail is a resort town about 90 minutes from Denver. Its economy is almost entirely reliant on tourism, so anyone who lives there full-time is probably doing pretty well for themselves. Or, at least, well enough to buy a damn parking spot for a quarter milly.
To compare, that’s less than the MSRP for a Lamborghini Huracan EVO.
For as insane as it sounds, it still pails in comparison to the $1.3 million someone in Hong Kong spent on a spot just last year.
Must be nice…