The 20 most expensive famous buildings across the globe

Not even the most expensive house in America can compare to what it cost to build these skyscrapers, stadiums, hotels and offices. Behold, the most expensive buildings in the world, including a 27-story private home (yes, you read that right).

Abraj al Bait Towers (credit: King Eliot via Wikimedia)

1. Abraj al Bait Towers

Located in Saudi Arabia, with views of the holy Grand Mosque of Mecca, this tower, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is the most expensive building in the world, costing $15 billion to construct.

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2. Marina Bay Sands

The second most expensive building in the world, this Singapore hotel features a stunning view and world-famous infinity pool, and cost a total of $5.5 billion dollars construct.

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3. Resorts World Sentosa

Costing $6.59 billion to construct, the Resort World Sentosa in Singapore is the third most expensive casino in the world.

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4. Emirates Palace Hotel

This 7-star hotel in Abu Dhabi cost a total of $3.9 billion to build, though a stay here will reportedly only cost $470 per night.

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5. The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino

The famous hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada cost $3.9 to build. Its multi-story chandelier alone likely cost a pretty penny.

One World Trade Center (credit: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia)

6. One World Trade Center

The tallest building in the United States is located in New York City and cost $3.8 billion to build.

Wynn Las Vegas (credit: Lasvegaslover via Wikimedia)

7. Wynn Las Vegas

The seventh most expensive building and sixth largest hotel in the world cost $2.7 billion to construct in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Venetian Macao (credit: venetianmacao.com)

8. Venetian Macao

Located on the Cotai Strip, in Cotai, Macau, China, this Venetian outpost cost $2.4 billion.

City of Dreams Macau (credit: cityofdreamsmacau.com)

9. City of Dreams Macau

Also located in Macau, China, this casino complex features four towers and a Zaha Hadid-designed hotel

Princess Tower Dubai (credit: Steven Straiton via Flickr)

10. Princess Tower Dubai

The tallest residential building in the world, Dubai’s Princess Tower cost $2.17 billion to construct.

Antilia (credit: Jhariani via Wikimedia)

11. Antilia

Also known as the Ambani building, the world’s most expensive private home (yes, home!) cost $2 billion to construct. The 27-story structure is located in Mumbai, India.

Taipei 101 (credit: peellden via Wikimedia)

12. Taipei 101

The tallest green skyscraper in the world can be found in Taipei, Taiwan. It was completed in 2004 and cost $1.8 billion to construct.

The Palazzo (credit: Alex537 via Wikimedia)

13. The Palazzo

The largest hotel in the world can be located in Las Vegas, Nevada and cost $1.8 billion to construct.

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14. The Bellagio

This famous Vegas strip hotel and casino now employs 8,000 people and cost $1.6 billion to build.

European Central Bank (credit: Epizentrum via wikimedia)

15. European Central Bank

Located in Frankfurt, Germany and opened in 2015, this office building cost $1.57 billion to complete.

Wembley Stadium (credit: Martin Pettitt via Flickr)

16. Wembley Stadium

The old stadium in Wembley Park, London was replaced with this new stadium with the same name in 2007 and cost $1.5 billion to construct.

Yankee Stadium (credit: Groupe Canam via Wikimedia)

17. Yankee Stadium

The (new) home to the New York Yankees in New York City opened in 2009 and cost $1.5 billion to construct.

The Burj Khalifa (credit: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo via Flickr)

18. The Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building (2,716 feet) can be found in Dubai and cost $1.5 billion to build.

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19. The Petronas Towers

The towers were completely built in 2009 and at the time were the tallest structures in the world. They cost $1.16 billion to construct and can be found in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia.

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (credit: iter.org)

20. International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and science facility, a collaboration between 35 nations, is expected to be complete in 2021 and will cost over $14 billion to complete in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.