8 ridiculous things that cost more than a Harvard education

Graduate college early to cut tuition costs
Graduate college early to cut tuition costs

A college education is anything but inexpensive these days.

Topping the list of schools that can seem completely unaffordable are the Ivy League schools.

It comes as no surprise that a Harvard education is among the most expensive in the world.

In the 2015-2016 academic year, the average cost of attending Harvard (without financial aid or scholarship) was $60,649 for tuition, room, board and other extraneous fees. Multiply that average by the four years each student is anticipated to graduate in, and you're looking at just shy of a $250K educational experience.

Though the investment in a well-renowned and world-class education is a well-respected and worthwhile one, other investments of this same amount of money may not necessarily seem as sensible.

In fact, some of these are so over the top that you can't help but wonder who would fork over that much cash.

Here are 8 over-the-top experiences and items that cost just as much as a Harvard education:

Whether you're spending the money on something that's quickly forgotten as soon as it's purchased (like a cupcake) or an experience that will leave you with a stack of memories that you'll carry with you for the rest of your life (like traveling to space), as long as you're investing in something that means something to you, it's worth it.

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Though not everyone can justify dropping a quarter of a million dollars on a lamp made out of spoons, anyone can justify investing in items and experiences that will better the quality of our lives.

So whether that means 250 cupcakes or a college degree, it's up to you to decide.

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