### How Much Did It Cost To Build The Great Wall Of China?

How do you determine the cost of the Great Wall of China? – In accordance with the practices of contemporary cost engineers, we should include the following components in an approximation of the Great Wall’s price: Total Cost = Labor Fees + Material Costs + Living Costs + Freight Fees + Management Fees + Design Fees The Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) is the most construction-intensive period in human history.

Construction Materials of One-meter Great Wall Unit Price (CNY) Total Cost (CNY)
6,000 bricks 4 CNY 24,000
7 cubic meters lime mortar 400 CNY 2,800
Foundation + earth inside foundation + other materials (water + machinery + management) / CNY 2,000
Labor: 30 people, 5 days 200 30 people ×CNY200 × 5 days = CNY 30,000
Total / CNY 58,800 ≈ CNY 60,000 (USD 9,000 )

The length of the Ming Great Wall is 8,851.8 kilometers or 8,851,800 meters in total. The cost of the wall was CNY 60,000 x 8,851,800 meters, or CNY 531.1 billion. Every 300 to 500 meters, a watchtower or beacon tower may be found. Assuming two towers per 1,000 meters, there are up to 17,704 towers along the Great Wall.

### How much would the Great Wall cost to build today?

– The Great Wall of China Currently, a scaled model of the Great Wall is located in Nanchang, China. With anticipated construction costs of around \$600,000 for 2.5 miles of wall, we may calculate that a full-scale wall takes approximately \$303,000 per mile to build.

We multiplied the figures by the length of the Great Wall, which is over 13,170 miles, to arrive at \$21 billion in building expenses. Labor expenses in China account for almost half of the overall cost; a construction estimate of \$21 billion would imply labor costs of around \$21 billion, for a total construction cost of \$42 billion.