What is the most expensive cat breed in the world for 2022? The snow leopard-looking Ashera breed produces only five litter per year, so owning one is a true gem. That is, if you’re willing to shell out $125,000 apiece. Here’s our complete list of the most expensive cat breeds in the world in 2022:

  1. The Ashera – Up to $125,000
  2. Savannah – $50,000
  3. Bengal – $25,000
  4. Persian – $5,500
  5. Peterbald – $5,000
  6. Sphynx – $3,000
  7. Scottish Fold – $3,000
  8. Russian Blue – $3,000
  9. American Curl – $1,200
  10. American Wirehair – $1,200
  11. British Shorthair – $800 to $1,000
  12. Maine Coon – $1,000

Cats are among the most preferred pets in the US and cat owners are willing to spend more than $1,200 a year on average on their adorable feline. Americanproducts.org reports that the total US pet industry expenditure was estimated to be about $69.4 billion in 2017. Pet owners spent $29.7 billion on food, $14.9 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicines, $16.6 billion on veterinary care, $2 billion on live animal purchases, and $6.1 billion on other services.