Ever wonder how much the battleships of “Star Wars” would cost if they were real life space ships? How about less than what the U.S. Military spends for a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.
The cost of a star destroyer would only $225 million according to uncrate.com, which priced it using a formula of converting galactic credits to dollars — with the conversion rate of one credit equaling to about $1.50.
With this formula, a star destroyer is about the same price as a Boeing 797 Dreamliner airplane, but it’s still a lot less than the $4.5 billion price tag for an aircraft carrier or less than the estimated $150 billion cost of the International Space Station.
Part of the reason for the low cost is quantity. There’s only one International Space Station and only 10 Nimitz-class carriers whereas there are about 25,000 star destroyers in the star wars universe.