15 Most Expensive Hobbies in the World

Evgeny Kim
7 min readMar 19, 2022
Woman standing on an expensive yacht in a swimsuit

Money can’t buy everything, but it can buy some pretty cool stuff. If you have a lot of money, you might consider investing it in a hobby.

The cost of many hobbies, such as collecting cars or art, is fairly high, but some take the cake. Here are the fifteen most expensive pastimes. Choose as many as you like (or can afford)!

1. Yachting

Yachting has long been a favorite hobby of the rich. The cost of owning and maintaining a yacht is quite high, but many are willing to pay for the luxury and convenience of having their own vessel.

For starters, you’ll need a lot of space to store your yacht, and you’ll have to pay dockage fees and fuel costs as well. If you want to use your vessel for pleasure cruises, you’ll also need to pay for crew and food. And if something happens to your boat, you can expect to pay expensive repair bills. All of this can add up to make yachting one of the most expensive hobbies in the world.

2. Horseback riding

Woman riding on a back of a horse

In addition to being a popular hobby, horseback riding can also be quite expensive. It can be costly to buy, lease, board, and take lessons for a horse. But for those who love horses, the expense is often worth it.

Horseback riding is a fun way to spend your free time, but it can also be a healthy way to get exercise. Riding a horse is a good workout for your whole body, and it can improve your strength, balance, and coordination.

If you are interested in horseback riding, do your research first. Make sure you can afford the cost of taking care of a horse and find a reputable instructor to help you get started. With a bit of planning and preparation, horseback riding can be a fun and rewarding hobby for years to come.

3. Golf

Another expensive hobby is golf. It is highly equipment-dependent, and the cost of playing at an excellent course can add up quickly. In addition, membership fees for country and golf clubs can be pretty high.

Evgeny Kim

Researcher and storyteller.