This past year may not have been the best of times for the global economy, but that didn't stop outrageously overpriced items from hitting the market.
From a $250,000 bottle of nail polish to a $190 bottle of Sam Adam's beer, we saw some insanely expensive items pop up this year. These things would make even the most exorbitant high rollers feel buyer's remorse.
Here is a roundup of the most outrageous price tags of 2012:
$250,000 Nail Polish
Jewelry couturier Azature -- the self-described "Black Diamond King" -- is now producing a of diamond-infused nail polish for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/azature-black-diamond-worlds-most-expensive-nail-polish_n_1747474.html">$250,000 a bottle</a>.
$26,000 Truffle Dinner
Philadelphia restaurant Le Castagne began featuring this year a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/le-castagne-26000-dinner-jt-foxx_n_2198720.html">$26,000 truffle dinner.</a> The meal features several dishes containing white truffles -- a delicacy that reportedly can cost more than $6,000 a pound.
Made with, 40ml of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 20ml of 1770 Kummel Liqueur, 20ml of 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and two dashes of Angostura Bitters from the 1900s, Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese created the most expensive cocktail this year, which will set you back <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/worlds-most-expensive-cocktail_n_1961526.html">$8,800 per glass</a>.
Steveston Pizza Co., a small chain of pizzerias in British Columbia, Canada offers a<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/450-pizza_n_1591403.html"> $450 pizza</a> with a thermidor of lobster, black Alaskan cod and a side of Russian Osetra caviar.
The Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas properties offer Black Ivory Coffee, a specialty brew made with beans digested and "naturally refined" by Thai elephants. The coffee costs about <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/elephant-dung-coffee-black-ivory_n_1968096.html">$1,100 per <em>kilogram.</em></a>
$120 Million Painting
Edvard Munch's iconic work, "The Scream," broke a world record, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/the-scream-auction-edvard-munch_n_1472529.html">selling for $119,922,500 at an auction</a> in February.
$2,300 Hot Dog
NYC nightclub 230 FIFTH partnered with the local, hunger-fighting charity City Harvest to create the 230 FIFTH Dog. At <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/most-expensive-hot-dogs_n_1690640.html#slide=1261805">$2,300, the hot dog</a> is made with black truffles and nestled in a white-truffle-buttered brioche bun. Among many other fancy, expensive condiments, this monster gets topped with Vidalia onions caramelized in Dom Perignon Champagne, house-made organic sauerkraut braised in Louis Roederer Cristal and platinum oscetra caviar.
This year Lego came out with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/worlds-most-expensive-lego-ultra-rare-brick-solid-gold_n_2214174.html">$14,449.99 lego</a> made from 25.65 grams of 14k gold.
Samuel Adams's debuted its Utopias fine brew this year which costs <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/05/sam-adams-utopias-beer_n_2076113.html">$190 a bottle</a>.
$61,236 College Bill
Sarah Lawrence College was deemed the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/the-most-expensive-colleg_n_1961073.html#slide=1628178">most expensive college</a> this year by Campus Grotto. Tuition: $45,900 Room & Board: $14,312 Fees: $1,024 Total: $61,236
$30 Million Car Crash
A Ferrari worth an estimated<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/most-expensive-car-crash-christopher-cox-ferrari-30-million_n_1668119.html"> $30 million </a>was involved in a crash in France this year. The accident earned the title of "most expensive car crash ever," the British newspaper Metro reported.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/most-expensive-burger_n_1546313.html">Sold for $295</a>, New York's Serendipity 3 restaurant broke the Guinness Book Of World Records with this burger topped with cheddar cheese, hand-made and cave-aged for 18 months by famed cheesemaker James Montgomery of Somerset, England. There are also shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg, a blini, creme fraiche, Kaluga caviar and a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll.
Costing more than<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/03/food-worlds-most-expensive-cupcake-dubai-pictures_n_1645560.html?just_reloaded=1"> $950 a piece</a>, a Dubai cake store revealed this year a cupcake wrapped in edible 23-carat gold, and made from premium quality Ugandan vanilla beans and cocoa, plus organic flour imported from Italy.
$65 Million Unfinished Mansion
David and Jackie Siegel had to halt plans to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/biggest-house-in-america-david-siegel_n_1677741.html" target="_hplink">build their own personal "Versailles"</a> -- a 90,000 square-feet, 45-foot ceilings, and doors and window frames -- after they hit tough times. The home, which was only 60 percent complete, <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-14/versailles-the-would-be-biggest-house-in-america#p1" target="_hplink">was listed </a>at $65 million.
Pule, an extremely rare cheese made in Serbia from donkey milk, was named the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/most-expensive-cheese-pule_n_2122323.html">most expensive cheese in the world</a>. The cheese is worth about $576 a pound.
$28,376 To Raise Kids
A study this year conducted by The Fiscal Times found that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/most-expensive-states-to-raise-kids_n_2058263.html#slide=1710794">New Hampshire </a>is the most expensive state to raise kids: Average yearly cost of full-time child care: $7,800 Average yearly housing cost: $4,300 Average in-state tuition and fees at public university: $14,576 Average yearly food costs: $1,700 (Northeast region) Total: $28,376
$7 Cup Of Starbucks Coffee
In 2012 Starbucks released its most expensive cup of drip coffee yet. Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, made from a rare coffee variety called Geish, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/starbucks-7-dollar-coffee_n_2204805.html">sells for $7 a cup</a>.