Pictures: US National Debt Comparison

One hundred dollars $100


Ten thousand dollars $10,000
Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.


One million dollars $1,000,000
Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh? Still this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.


One hundred million dollars $100,000,000
Plenty to go around for everyone. Fits nicely on an ISO/Military standard sized pallet.


One billion dollars $1,000,000,000
Now we are getting serious!


One trillion dollars $1,000,000,000,000
Keep in mind it is double stacked pallets of $100 million dollars each, full of $100 dollar bills. You are going to need a lot of trucks to freight this around.
If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now... but $700 billion (the same amount the banks got during the bailout).


One trillion dollars $1,000,000,000,000
Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standard-sized American Football field and European Football field.
Say hello to the Boeing 747-400 transcontinental airliner that's hiding on the right. This was until recently the biggest passenger plane in the world.


Fifteen trillion dollars $15,000,000,000,000
US national debt (credit bill) had just topped the 15 trillion mark two months before Christmas 2011.


114.5 Trillion Dollars $114,500,000,000,000
US unfunded liabilities
To the right you can see the pillar of cold hard $100 bills that dwarfs the WTC & Empire State Building - both at one point world's tallest buildings. If you look carefully you can see the Statue of Liberty.
The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Social Security, Military and civil servant pensions. It is the money USA knows it will not have to pay all its bills.
If you live in USA this is also your personal credit card bill; you are responsible along with everyone else to pay this back. The citizens of USA created the U.S. Government to serve them, this is what the U.S. Government has done while serving The People.
The unfunded liability is calculated on current tax and funding inputs, and future demographic shifts in US Population.
Note: On the above 114.5T image the size of the base of the money pile is half a trillion, not $1T as on 15T image. The height is double. This was done to reflect the base of Empire State and WTC more closely.


3 thoughts on “Pictures: US National Debt Comparison

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  2. Wow that hurts! I’ve seen this before but it still takes the win out of your sails! Spend Spend Spent… The Big Government mantra

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