$1 for 3 Star Wars games.

This is where I lost you, since Humble Bundle only releases their bundles at most once every 2 weeks and in general I only buy their $1 tier, the max I can spend in a year is only $26.

So a yearly payment of $26 for an average of ~78 PC games on Steam and let’s assume I will average a 10 hour enjoyment for each game (which is a low estimate) I get 780 hours of enjoyment for $26. This equates to about $0.0333 per hour. Not to mention quite a few games will contain Steam Trading Cards that I can sell just be playing the game. Running on the assumption that 1/4 of the games contains the steam trading card and I can get about $0.08 per card, it furthers reduces the cost to $0.0313 per hour enjoyed.

Let’s assume I will do this for the next 30 years, it’ll only cost me a total of $780 for 2340 PC games which will provide me at least 23400 hours of entertainment. So in conclusion, I will say yes to what I have spent on my last purchase every single time.

]]>$1K now = 1/25th of $1K for life.

That keeps me focused on saving and not spending.

–Vik

]]>I’m really enjoying your posts Jacob, thank you again.

]]>If, however, it is simply a way to make one see how long a given good at a certain price point must last (e.g. I want to buy this single malt that costs $$$, if I plan to consume it in 30 days, the lifelong subscription cost according to this formula is not something I would buy into. But if it lasts 60 days…), then it’s indeed an interesting consideration.

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