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Purchase price: $6.5 million
Annual operating costs: $1 million

Can't afford the private jet? How about the much more affordable personal helicopter? You might have to fly commercial but at least you won't have to take a cab to the airport.

And the operating costs are also easier on the wallet: This Bell 430, a top-of-the-line executive model, will eat up a mere $200,000 a year in fuel, $338,000 in maintenance costs, $216,000 in crew salaries and $150,000 in hangar and insurance costs, according to the aviation research firm Conklin & de Decker.

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