Was It Worth It?
The cost of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America was $7250. The breakdown was as follows:
Question 1: How many sailors were there on the voyage?
- Salary for Columbus ($320)
- Salary for the Captains of other two ships ($180 each)
- Sailors ($29 each)
- Vessels and equipment ($2825)
Question 2: How much would this voyage cost today?
Source: H. Prochnow's 1000 Quips, Stories, & Illustrations, 1972, pp. 133-134