What’s great about Batman’s character is that he’s so relatable: He wasn’t born on another planet like Superman; he wasn’t bitten by some insect that endowed him with superpowers like Spiderman; and he’s not a god like Thor. He’s just some regular guy that likes to fight crime… and happens to have billions of dollars.

Okay, maybe he’s not so relatable. But if you’re a billionaire playboy yourself and are looking for a way to spend all that money, then you might want to look into the growing field of costumed vigilantism.

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The economics blog Centives, run by students at Lehigh University, recently crunched the numbers and figured out exactly how much it would cost to become the Batman. Here’s the rundown. (Warning: Minor spoilers from the first two films in Nolan’s Dark Knight series…

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