NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- A weird and perhaps slightly unsettling trend to come out of the economic roller coaster ride of the past few years has been a population of millionaires rising faster than the foam on top of a freshly poured flute of Dom Perignon. There were almost 11 million millionaires last year, according to the Merrill Lynch/Capgemeni World Health Report 2011.
How do you get a piece of that action? Well, you can rent yourself a weekend of the high life – complete with VIP dinners and nightclubs, 24-hour on-call limousine and luxury boxes at entertainment events – all for about $14,000 if you do it in New York. We also looked at how much it would cost for you to make a millionaire weekend of a jaunt to some exotic destination on a private jet.
No matter how you choose to do it, everyone deserves a taste of the good life, so call your credit card company and warn them that there are some big charges coming, because if you’re going to do it at all, you’ve got to do it right.
Nothing says millionaire like a private jet. And while owning one can easily set you back hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, renting one for a weekend is well within reach of anyone with enough disposable income.
If you want your millionaire weekend to include a trip to Paris on a private jet with your love interest, expect to spend around $85,000 for it, says James Kilmetis, a private booker for Air Charter Service.
If you're looking for a more economical way to get a taste of the good life, Kilmetis points to another option that exchanges a jet for a turboprop airplane and Paris for Canada. Shorter routes such as that can run closer to $8,000, he says.
“With all of these charter flights, you get to bypass the normal check-in procedures, and that’s when you really feel the exclusivity,” Kilmetis says. “You have a luxurious setting, and someone who walks you right out to your plane.”