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How Much Does James Bond Cost The Taxpayer? (Infographic)
James Bond is the world’s most revered secret agent. Since the movie franchise’s inception in 1962, Agent 007 has blown-up more buildings, crashed more cars and saved the world more times than one could imagine. At his disposal are lavishly kitted out supercars and Q-customised gadgets. He has a taste for extravagant beverages, such as Champagne and vodka Martinis, and is sent on numerous trips to exotic locations. To top if off, most of the action, such as gun fights and car chases, occur while he is wearing an exquisitely tailored Savile Row suit.
But what must be remembered is that James Bond works for the Secret Intelligence Service [MI6] on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government; which means he is funded by the taxpaying public. So in today’s ‘austerity Britain’ how much would James Bond cost to operate? As a bit of frivolous fun, the people at FancyDressCostumes.co.uk took a look at this very question, and the result is the following infographic.
Check it out (and in case you’re wondering, it is in US Dollars):