How Much Would These Famous TV and Film Offices Cost?

Suits - Amanda Schull Meghan Markle
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Amanda Schull and Meghan Markle in 'Suits'

We all know that TV apartments are almost offensively unrealistic, as many a 20-something probably discovered while trying to live the Friends lifestyle in New York City. But what about offices you see on TV?

VoiceNation, a live answering service, crunched the numbers for the commercial real estate from 11 movies and television series, calculating total running costs from approximate rental prices, equipment costs, and employee counts.

And here are those offices, ranked by running expense per year.


The Politician - Ben Platt, Julia Schlaepfer, Theo Germaine, and Laura Dreyfuss
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11. Payton Hobart’s campaign office in The Politician: $52,615

Good thing Payton (Ben Platt) comes from money!

The Office - Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer
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10. Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton location in The Office: $242,347

It helps, of course, that Scranton isn’t exactly a bustling Pennsylvania metropolis.

Mad Men - La Monde Byde, John Slattery, and Jon Hamm
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9. Sterling Cooper’s headquarters in Mad Men: $322,644

Don’t worry, Roger Sterling (John Slattery): That’s $322k in today’s money.

Gabriel Macht in Suits
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8. Pearson Hardman’s office in Suits: $368,305

The lawyers are getting a bargain, considering some of the other price tags on this list!

Ugly Betty - America Ferrera
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7. Mode magazine’s office in Ugly Betty: $1,154,022

And all those glassy walls are an occupational hazard for Betty (America Ferrera)!

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary
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6. The publishing office in Bridget Jones’s Diary: $2,602,782

The company shells out many a quid for its Central London location.

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada
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5. Runway magazine’s office in The Devil Wears Prada: $2,880,807

Not that Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) would bat an eye!

The Holiday - Kate Winslet
Columbia Pictures

4. The Daily Telegraph newsroom in The Holiday: $9,321,074

Hopefully, Iris’s (Kate Winslet) society column is helping keep the Telegraph’s readership up!

The Bold Type - Aisha Dee, Melora Hardin, Meghann Fahy
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3. Scarlet magazine’s office in The Bold Type: $9,829,433

With that kind of running cost, maybe Scarlet could take a page from Runway or Mode’s proverbial book.

The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio
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2. Stratton Oakmont’s office in The Wolf of Wall Street: $10,366,694

Then again, when you’re throwing money off the deck of a yacht as Jordan Beflort (Leonardo DiCaprio) does in this film, you’re not hard up for cash.

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock
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1. The NBC studio in 30 Rock: $14,325,300

Over the course of seven seasons, that’s more than $100 million. (What the what?)