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In context, it's not that bad; Historically, all four of Christopher Columbus' voyages combined didn't cost 20 million - and once you reach orbit, you're halfway to anywhere. Once the infrastructure was in place, the original American immigrants made their journeys on personal funds - so there's no reason that the phenomenon shouldn't repeat itself by the 2050's so long as we get a "space Mayflower" by the 2020's. Better get to work on that.
However, That Other Wiki refuses to cough up the exact price, so I'm citing something dramatic to incite Wiki Magic - "the best way to get accurate information from the internet is to cite a random guess as true, and wait for the fireworks." Will somebody try to find it?
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