How Much Is That Then?

Here are some figures that may or may not help to put things in perspective.

Germany debt in 2009:

1762.2 billion

UK debt in 2009:

1067.8 billion

Total spending of the British Goverment:

2009/2010: 669.3 billion
2008/2009: 620.7 billion

International Space Station:

$157 billion

NHS, UK:

2009/2010: 100.2 billion
2008/2009: 94.5 billion

Three Gorges Dam, China:

$26 billion

Department for Transport (2009/2010), UK:

14.4 billion

Highways Agency (2008/2009), UK:

6.5 billion

The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche):

$8.3 billion

Trans-Alaska Pipeline:

$8 billion

The Large Hadron Collider:

$6 billion

Pearl Bridge, Japan:

$5 billion

Burj Khalifa, Dubai:

$1.5 billion

The Millenium Dome, London:

789 million

MSF spending on projects in 2013:

73 million

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