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At first, tuition for Hogwarts might not seem that bad. But no matter how magic you are, you can't fight inflation. And tuition inflation is grosser than a bad Every Flavour Bean.


"Tuition here costs whaaaaaaaaa?" (via YouTube)

A fellow over at Mic just did the number crunching to figure out the cost of a year's tuition at Hogwarts. Based on some sleuthing, he came up with the number $43,301 for tuition and supplies at the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

The problem I have with this piece is that it compares the Hogwarts tuition price to school tuition now, even though the first book came out in 1997. And I know that Hogwarts is a special place that is in many ways untouched by time, but I don't think that even all-powerful Harry can fight the evils of inflation. (Suggestion for J.K. Rowling: Potter-universe spinoff series about magical economists.) If you factor in inflation, I think that Mic's estimate is way off.

Sources: h/t Uproxx | Mic