This reminds me of when I've read articles about "rich people" spending what I consider huge amounts of money on things that will not even last, and at least in my eyes, the ridiculousness of it. For example: I can understand someone spending hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars on an extremely quality car, like a Porsche, or Astor Martin, or on some extremely rare antique sword...but...to drop thousands on a glass of champagne that has a diamond mixed in with the ice..or a hamburger that has gold foil between the bun and meat? Or when someone spends tens of thousands or more on a hand bag simply because it has a certain designer's name attached to it, when you could spend a hundred dollars and get a good well made bag that will last for your lifetime. But it was pointed out to me, that when people have that kind of money, things become relative to an extent: To someone who can comfortably afford to buy a 1000 dollar hamburger, they won't miss that money.
This is also related to inflation: When we see an ad from the 1910s for a hand made knife of finest carbon steel and stag handle..and it reads for sale at 2.00, it makes you go "WOW!" but then you come to realize, when most average workers made 10 cents an hour, to make 2 dollars would be 20 hours of work, and then they had to purchase other things for daily life, as well.
I once read about an expensive posh hotel that people would visit in the middle 1800s, and according to what I read, five dollars per day would get you an expensive luxury suite with all included meals and service. But...in the 1800s five American dollars or five British Pounds went a lot further than today because of inflation and other factors.