As the cost of living continues to rise, many people are looking for alternative ways to live. Here’s how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV’s most iconic homes.

The movie houses for sale 2021 is a list of 10 iconic TV homes. It includes the price range for each home, as well as the year they were built.

If you’re anything like me, getting a peek into the often-glamorous lives of your favorite characters and marveling at how they live is half the reason you watch so many movies and TV programs. You often fantasize about dressing up like Carrie Bradshaw, sharing a few laughs with your best pals in Monica’s eccentric purple apartment, or going all out for the holidays like the McCallisters.

But have you ever considered how much it would cost to make these fantasies come true and live the lives of your favorite TV or movie characters?

The answer is… a lot, but it doesn’t stop us from fantasizing, right?

To help us get our bearings, SO-SURE, a UK-based insurtech company, performed the legwork for us and looked into how much it would cost to live in ten of the most famous movie and television houses of the last several decades. They took into account everything from home pricing to insurance, electricity, and taxes to give us an estimate of the total cost of living in the area.

Read on to find out how much your favorite on-screen houses would cost you if you could move in tomorrow, from massive, historical places like Wayne Manor, Batman’s vast country mansion from The Dark Knight, to tiny rural cottages like Bilbo Baggins’ hobbit hole from The Lord Of The Rings.

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1. Iron Man’s Malibu Mansion – Tony Stark

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

Tony Stark’s cliffside home from the Iron Man movies is really simply an extremely brilliant mix of CGI and sets constructed on a studio lot, as much as we all wish it was a real-life property.

Nonetheless, this fictitious eight-bedroom home, with its beautiful waterfall stairway, expansive gardens, integrated AI controls, and panoramic ocean views, is still the house of my dreams, and I’ll always like it.

How Much Would Living There Cost?

If this house did exist (and we’ve pretty well proven it doesn’t) and was put up for sale, the projected price tag of $115,517,769 would be too expensive for most individuals on the planet.

Do you think renting the home would be a better option? After factoring in insurance, electricity, and internet fees (thank you, Jarvis), renting it would cost $3,243,174 per month! 

Iron Man fans can still live like Tony Stark (if only for a few hours) by reserving a stay at his Avengers: Endgame cottage, which is not only real but also available to rent on Airbnb.

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2. The Dark Knight Trilogy – Wayne Manor

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

As far as movie manors go, Bruce Wayne’s Gotham mansion is one of the most impressive we’ve ever seen. You may also view it in person if you want to. However, it may not be exactly where you expect. After all, Gotham is often used as a stand-in for New York. 

The outside of Brucey’s enchanted bachelor home, known as the Mentmore Towers, does, however, exist in Buckinghamshire, England. Wollaton Hall, the re-built replica of the house in The Dark Knight Rises, is also situated in Nottingham, farther north. 

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Though it may seem like peanuts to a (bat)man as wealthy as Bruce Wayne, paying $31,699,169 for this house (yes, it is that expensive) is out of reach for most of us. 

The rental expenses would also skyrocket to $3,043,275. But it includes Alfred’s $12,000+ monthly income, so it’s well worth it.

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3. The Bel Air Mansion of Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

Who doesn’t remember watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and wishing they could live in the Banks’ lavish 10-bedroom home in sunny California? (Fun fact: This renowned family house isn’t even in Bel Air; it’s in the similarly posh Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.)

Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, and Tom Brady are among the prominent inhabitants of this unique location, which also includes other renowned TV homes like Jay Pritchett’s beautiful home from Modern Family! 

How Much Would Living There Cost?

We can only dream of buying this house for upwards of six million dollars ($6,414,978 to be exact), or renting it for $25,408.34 per month if we don’t inherit Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv’s money. 

Last year, it was temporarily listed on Airbnb (with Will Smith personally advertising the property online), with overnight rates starting at $30. But only a select handful were chosen, since there were only five seats available. Isn’t it true that you wish you were one of them?

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4. Sex and the City – Carrie’s Apartment

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve contemplated tearing down a wall or two to make my own Carrie Bradshaw-style closet. And don’t even get me started on her very useful decorating advice, such as placing the desk in front of a window for inspiration or storing jumpers in the furnace. 

But, because the apartment was just a set (save for the exterior, which belongs to a very expensive Upper East Side house at 64 Perry Street), I’ll have to settle with fawning over her lovely one-bedroom Manhattan walkup on my hundredth re-watch of the program.

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Carrie’s flat, at $594,359, is shockingly cheap when compared to the other houses on our list. However, although it may be a great real estate option in the center of New York if you can afford it, I’m not sure I could stomach paying more than $13,000 per month ($13,566.76) in rent and living expenses!

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5. Home Alone – The McCallister House

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I must have missed a Christmas when I didn’t want above all else to spend it inside the magnificent McCallister mansion. Let’s face it: This huge five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house on the west wing, replete with a massive master suite, is the ultimate dream family home. 

Plus, every December, it’s completely decked up with beautiful fairy lights, Christmas trees, and stockings on our television screens, giving it an eternally special place in our hearts. Furthermore, the home, which is situated at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois, is as genuine as it gets!

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Unsurprisingly, this beautiful Chicago house isn’t cheap, costing $1,585,002 to purchase and $11,379.09 each month in rent and living expenses including internet, electricity, and, most crucially, home insurance (just in case The Wet Bandits attack again!)

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Monica’s Apartment – Friends (No. 6)

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You can always count on Monica’s apartment from Friends to be there for you, even if your work is a joke, you’re broke, and your love life is a disaster. I’ll always feel warm and comfortable watching those six famous friends share their tales, games, and laughs around the kitchen or coffee table in that lovely two-bedroom purple apartment, even if I’m watching it for the millionth time. 

How Much Would Living There Cost?

You’d be correct to wonder how a chef and a waitress could have financed such a large flat in Manhattan. Despite the fact that the apartment is still legally under Monica’s grandmother’s name (and that it is rent-controlled), the large two-bedroom NYC pad would cost an estimated $8,436.35 per month in rent and utilities if it existed in real life. 

What if you wanted to purchase it? You’d have to be prepared to part up a significant sum of money. The estimated worth is a whopping $2,179,498, but because it’s not really genuine, “it’s all moo.” 

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The Apartment of Leonard and Sheldon – The Big Bang Theory

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What a way to make a lot of money! Sheldon Cooper would most certainly be making a six-figure income as a senior theoretical physicist at one of the country’s premier universities (Caltech). As a result, he wouldn’t have required a roommate to finance his two-bedroom, open-plan condo in Los Angeles.

Whether you’ve always loved the apartment’s vibrant atmosphere, bright and airy rooms, and open plan living area as much as I have, you’re undoubtedly thinking if you could afford it as well… That is, if it were genuine, which it isn’t. Bazinga!  

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Leonard and Sheldon rent their home rather than buying it outright, which would cost approximately $2,250. When utilities and other expenses are included in, the total cost is projected to be $3,505. Not terrible for so much room and so many books, books, comics, and more books!

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Harry Potter’s The Burrow (#8)

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

Apart from the closet under the stairs at 4 Privet Drive, which I always thought oddly comfortable, the Weasley family’s house, The Burrow, has to be the most inviting abode in the whole Harry Potter world.

It’s a truly beautiful building from the outside, with dubious yet mesmerizing construction, shaky fittings, and misaligned windows. The inside is like a warm embrace, with a plethora of antique hardbacks and trinkets, cozy crocheted blankets, and lots of natural wood and exposed brick.

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Oh, to live in a house with so much personality. If, by some miracle (or maybe a little magic), this home turned out to be genuine, you might expect to spend $424,700 to buy it. If you only wanted to rent it, it would cost about $3,492 per month, including utilities.

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The Simpsons – 742 Evergreen Terrace

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

Few TV houses have left such an indelible impression on us as 742 Evergreen Terrace, also known as “The Simpsuuuns” home. 

Though we might do without the pink walls, purple lights, and vivid green carpet in these contemporary times, this family house is a large one with a basement and double parking garage.

How Much Would Living There Cost?

While none of us have any plans to become 2D animators anytime soon, if it meant moving into this famous house for the extremely affordable sum of $193,171, I’m sure we’d give it our all.

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10. Bag End Hobbit House – Lord of the Rings

Here's how much it would cost to live in 10 of TV's most iconic homes

“It was a hobbit-hole, and that implies comfort,” J.R.R. Tolkien famously remarked. When I think of Bilbo Baggins’ beautiful hobbit hole, that’s exactly what comes to mind. 

Fans of The Lord of the Rings, rejoice! If you’ve always wanted to live in (or at least visit) Bag End’s prettiest little home, here is your chance. Hobbiton, a 12-acre movie set in Matamata, New Zealand, offers guided walking tours, evening dinners, and even second breakfasts, where you may look inside the fantasy house of your dreams.

How Much Would Living There Cost?

Bilbo’s tranquil dwelling, at $1,287,547, does not seem to be inexpensive in the actual world. Yes, renting this home ($636.74 per month) is considerably less expensive than buying it. That’s because the hobbit house is more of a hole in the ground than a true house, making it very inexpensive to rent/run, while the property it sits on would be rather expensive to purchase. However, a home this lovely may be worth all the silver in the Shire…

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