Which is the most expensive liquid in the world

High Prices: The 15 Most Expensive Liquids in the World

When someone says the word “expensive”, most people probably first imagine a shiny, solid object - perhaps made of gold or silver. However, there are a whole host of other things that are well beyond the value of silver and gold.


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Some of the most expensive liquids have a value that is hard to believe at first. Here are 15 liquids that cost more than you thought:

15th place: penicillin

Price: approx. 49 euros per liter

Penicillin is one of the substances that work against microorganisms. That is why the antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections.

14th place: Tipp-Ex

Price: approx. 91 euros per liter

The principle of the correction fluid was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who worked as a secretary at a bank in Texas in the early 1950s. Graham brushed over typed letters with painting color, blew them dry and wrote over the spot. She later marketed the product under the nameLiquid paper. The reason for the high price are the ingredients (naphtha solvent, mineral spirit, dispersant and fragrances). In this country, the Tipp-Ex brand is best known.

Rank 13: patchouli oil

Price: approx. 131 euros per liter

This essential oil is extracted from the fresh or dried leaves of the Pogostemon cablin plant. The expensive liquid acts as an antiseptic and helps with fever, fungal infections and even kidney stones. In addition, the aroma combats bad body odor.

12th place: human blood

Price: approx. 247 euros per liter

According to the Red Cross price list, the value of half a liter of blood is exactly 123.25 euros. That is the market price in Germany. Many people donate blood these days. In this country, 4.7 million euros in blood donations are collected every year. However, the processing and storage of the blood is an expensive process, which explains the high price.

11th place: nail polish

Price: approx. 475 euros per liter

This price is based on the prices of the well-known nail polish brand Essie. The price range of nail polish, however, is huge. Valued at $ 250,000, Black Diamond, which contains 267 carats of black diamonds, is reputedly the most expensive nail polish in the world.

10th place: GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid)

Price: approx. 478 euros per liter

Colloquially, GHB is called Liquid Ecstasy. This liquid has achieved sad fame especially for its use as a knockout drop. The substance was developed in the 1960s and was originally used as an anesthetic. However, due to the strong side effects, it is rarely used for medical purposes. Since March 2002, GHB has been subject to the Narcotics Act in Germany.

9th place: black printing ink

Price: approx. 516 euros per liter

Printer manufacturers justify the price with high research and development costs. However, what exactly is meant by this remains unknown to the end user.

8th place: mercury

Price: approx. Euro 641 per liter

The extraction and processing of mercury from the earth's crust is a very difficult and costly task, which justifies the price of this expensive liquid. Mercury occurs all over the world, but mostly in the form of cinnabar (mercury sulfide), which means that it must first be processed and adjusted.

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7th place: insulin

Price: approx. 3,190 to 21,598 euros per liter

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates metabolism. Various diseases can occur when our body does not produce enough insulin - the most popular one is diabetes. This is why insulin is supplied to the body from the outside in the event of diabetes.

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6th place: Chanel No. 5

Price: 5,036 euros per liter

Chanel No. 5 is the most expensive perfume ever made. It was first made in 1922 through the collaboration of chemist Ernest Beaux and fashion designer Coco Chanel. In this case, the reason for the price is less the extraction or composition of the liquid than the famous brand name.

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5th place: Horseshoe crabs blood

Price: approx. 11,510 euros per liter

The blood of this crab does not contain hemoglobin (responsible for the red color of blood), but hemocyanin, which turns the blood blue. If pathogens or bacteria get into the hemocyanin, the blood coagulates very quickly - a property that is very valuable in pharmacology. Horseshoe crabs are released after blood draws, from which only a small percentage of the blood is obtained. Most of the drugs we use today were previously tested on horseshoe crab blood.

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4th place: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

Price: approx. 26,560 euros per liter

LSD is a drug known for its psychedelic effects - including hallucinations, changes in consciousness, and paranoia. This substance was a very popular hippie drug and is now banned in almost all countries.

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3rd place: poison of the king cobra

Price: approx. 29,331 euros per liter

The king cobra is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. A single bite is enough to kill an adult elephant. Even so, people take the risk and harvest this poison. It serves as the raw material for a pain reliever that is 20 times stronger than morphine, but without its side effects. The poison is also very valuable for the manufacture of drugs against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, schizophrenia and depression.

2nd place: scorpion poison

Price: approx. 28,351,769 euros per liter

For humans, the proteins contained in scorpion venom are used to treat autoimmune diseases - inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The elaborate extraction of the poison justifies the high price.

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1st place: pyrophosphatase

Price: the most expensive liquid in the world costs around 60,000,000 euros per liter

It is an enzyme that is found in the human body and which is used in the manufacture of agents for the treatment of the disease gout. This substance is stored in very small quantities in the form of droplets. One of the reasons for the expensive price is that the material is extremely rare.

Bonus: The most expensive alcohol in the world

Price: approx. 29,128,597 euros per liter

D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme is the most expensive alcohol in the world. It is prepared with lemons from the Amalfi hills according to a traditional Italian recipe. But that's not what makes it so expensive. The neck of the bottle is set with 3 diamonds weighing 13 carats. In the center is a rare 18.5 carat diamond. Only 2 bottles of this limoncello were made.

It seems incredible that even a number of well-known liquids have made it onto this list - after all, printer ink, nail polish or insulin are found in everyday use by many people.

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