These Are the Most Expensive Cats in the World

Okay, cat lovers, this one’s for you. Whether you’re a huge feline enthusiast or just a part-time kitten sympathizer, we all have our favorite breeds of cats. Not to say that any breed is inherently better than another, but deep down, there’s going to be that one cat that just makes our face melt from high-octane adorableness every time we look at it. That is, at least, how it is for us. Some people, however, really, really care about the breed of their cat, and will stop at nothing, not even exorbitant price tags, to get them. These are the most expensive cats in the world that most of us will probably never own, and to those who will – please, let us come over and pet your expensive cat.


Maine Coon

maine coon cat lying on a sofa

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The big boys. Maine Coons are large, lovely cats who absolutely adore playing and chilling with their human owners.  They often grow up to 40 inches in length and have a beautiful, feathery, multi-colored fur coat. One of these fluffy felines would cost you at least 950 dollars, but they often sell for up to 3,500, too.




bengal kitten with paws outstretched sitting on a cushion

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An Asian-leopard cat and domestic cat hybrid, the Bengal cat is a high-energy, high-maintenance, high-price-tag kitty with a naturally wild coat. A low price for a Bengal cat would be approximately one thousand five hundred dollars, but they can go up to an astonishing five thousand dollars per cat.




close-up portrait of a brown savannah cat

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This purry little creature is even more feral (as feral as incredibly expensive, genetically engineered house-cats can be) than the Bengal. The Savannah cat is a mish-mash of a domestic cat and an African serval. A first-generation Savannah cat would be fifty percent wild, which is, for lack of a better term, pretty wild. The price for a Savannah cat could be as low as 1,000 dollars or as high as 20,000. Yeah, you’re going to have to break quite a few piggy banks to adopt this guy.


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