Consider in the cost:
1.labor cost(including health insurances, salary taxes, etc.)
2.goverment licenses(permission of construction, taxes, etc.)
3.raw materials(building blocks, cement, wood, oil, etc.)

Assume the pyramids will be constructed somewhere in United States and will be exactly the same size as the Egypt Pyramids.

Discuss.

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What do you think could be the cost of constructing the Egypt Pyramids, today?
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3 thoughts on “What do you think could be the cost of constructing the Egypt Pyramids, today?

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm
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    If you built it the same way they built it and didnt use modern trucks to carry the stones or use bulldozers or any of that and assume that the new builders owned the quarries & trees for lumber and all that. and If you were paying the builders 10 dollars an hour each, it would cost 26.28 billion dollars + another 2.592 billion for health insurance.

    If you used modern equipment, you could seriously cut your labor costs. Assuming using a flatbed truck, you would need to make about 93,000 trips from the quarry and another 93,000 there empty so 186,000 x 10 hours to get there x 10$ per hour= 18.6 million dollars to get the stones to the building site. The fuel for the trucks would cost another 46.5 million.

    So now we have spent 65 million and change just to get the blocks there and ready to build. Assuming you got 100 blocks per hour set up with modern equip with 3 men on each block, your labor would run about 72 million.

    65 + 72 =137 million. Double that to be on the safe side which might include delays, fees, equipment rentals and all that and i would say you could complete one pyramid for about 250 million with modern day equipment.

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm
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    4. If a union is involved, multiply 1-3 by ten.

  • August 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm
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    look at my question i added the article

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