### How Much Did It Cost To Build The Titanic?

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Construction expenses came to $7.5 million (or $200 million when adjusted for inflation) – The shipyard of Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland, was where the White Star Line’s Titanic was constructed. Construction on the ship began in 1909 and lasted for a total of three years.

Titanic was constructed with over 3,000 employees, and had an astounding three million rivets, weighed 46,000 tons, and measured 882 feet, eight inches (which is the equivalent of the distance of more than four city blocks). On the deck of the SS Titanic in 1912, passengers may be seen walking around.

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## How much would a Titanic ticket cost today?

The cost to build the Titanic was £1.5 million, which is equivalent to almost £170 million in today’s money. The ship sank after just three days at sea. The construction took around three years to complete. The earnings of everyone on board varied widely depending on rank.

Captain Smith made £105 per month, which is equivalent to over £11,000 now, while a stewardess received £3 10 shillings each month, which is equivalent to approximately £375 today. On the first journey of the Titanic, there were a total of 2200 passengers and crew members on board.1300 passengers and 900 staff members were on board.

Because the ship was not at capacity, there was room for an additional 1100 passengers. The Titanic was a magnificent ship, therefore passengers had to pay a lot for their passage. In 1912, a ticket for the third class cost around £7, which is equivalent to roughly £800 in today’s money.

### How much did the Titanic crew get paid?

The cost to build the Titanic was £1.5 million, which is equivalent to almost £170 million in today’s money. The ship sank after just three days at sea. The construction took around three years to complete. The earnings of everyone on board varied widely depending on rank.

- Captain Smith made £105 per month, which is equivalent to over £11,000 now, while a stewardess received £3 10 shillings each month, which is equivalent to approximately £375 today.
- On the first journey of the Titanic, there were a total of 2200 passengers and crew members on board.1300 passengers and 900 staff members were on board.

Because the ship was not at capacity, there was room for an additional 1100 passengers. The Titanic was a magnificent ship, therefore passengers had to pay a lot for their passage. In 1912, a ticket for the third class cost around £7, which is equivalent to roughly £800 in today’s money.