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How Much Would Ferris Bueller’s Bill Be Today?

To paraphrase Ferris, life sure does move pretty fast: The classic coming-of-age film turns 30 in June. Here’s what you would shell out nowadays to replicate his famous day off.

Photos: (Bueller, Ferrari) Courtesy of Paramount Pictures; (Willis Tower) Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune; (Art Institute lion) John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune


Four hours in a parking garage on Monroe


Tickets to Willis Tower’s Skydeck


Lunch at Cochon Volant Brasserie*


Field-level seats at Wrigley on June 5


Admission to the Art Institute


Permits and security for the Von Steuben German Day Parade (yes, it’s real)


Repairs for a totaled Ferrari

= $1,003,515

NOTE: All activity prices are for three people. *The fanciest French resto in the Loop serving lunch on weekdays



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