“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”Garrison Keillor
Cats are small, loving, adorable creatures who make a great companion to human. They are generally small, cheap and easy to maintain which further facilitates their role as a human pet. But not all cats are cheap and there are certain breeds that can make you loosen your pockets to as much as thousands of dollars to get one. The most expensive breed if we talk about is The Ashera cats that costs a whopping $125000. here in this article, we have compiled a list of 15 most expensive cats in the world 2023 just in case the cat lovers are wondering.
15 Most Expensive Cats in the World 2023
The table provides the list of the 15 most expensive cats in the world along with their price and place of origin.
|Cats||Price||Place of origin|
|The Ashera||$125000||United Sates|
|Savannah Cat||$50000||United Sates|
|Bengal Cat||$25000||United Sates|
|Scottish Fold||$3000||Scotland, United Kingdon|
|British Shorthair||$2500||Great Britain|
|American Curl||$2000||United Sates|
|American Wirehair||$1300||United Sates|
World’s 15 Most Expensive Cats 2023
Now that you know the world’s 15 most expensive cats, let us learn a little bit more about them in detail.
1. The Ashera
The Ashera is by far the most expensive cat of the world and it can cost you up to an astounding $125000 to get the best cats of this breed. Considered one of the rarest cat breed, the cat is produced by a Los Angeles-based firm that only produces 5 kittens a year. This is done to maintain the exclusivity of these cats.
2. Savannah Cat
Savannah cats are one of the largest cat breeds produced by a cross between several (wild native African cats) and domestic cat. These cats are characterized by vibrant spotted coats that they get from the serval cats. Priced at around $50000, Savannah cats are one of the most expensive breed of cats in the world.
3. Bengal Cat
The Bengal cats are beautiful, little creature that are known for their elegant golden leopard-like pattern on the hair. These are energetic, playful cats that love to play and make an excellent pet for cat lovers. But to get this cat, one might have to loosen their pockets as it is one of highly expensive breed costing up to $25000.
4. Khao Manee
Pure white coat with eyes gleaming like diamonds characterizes Khao Manee, one of the most beautiful breed of cats. Khao Plort, Diamond Eye, etc are the other names of this cat. Qualities of Khao Manee include activeness, intelligence and they are among the world’s most expensive cats with price of $11000.
5. Persian Cat
Persian Cat ranks fifth in this list of 15 most expensive cats in the world with a price of around $5500. Round face, short muzzle, long hair and smooth coating are some distinctive features of Persian cats which makes it quite popular among pet lovers. Persian cats were the fourth-most popular cat breed in the world in 2021 according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association.
Peterbald is a popular breed of Russian cats created with hair losing gene to give them their distinctive look and thus the name Peterbald. The cats are of slim and muscular build and makes a great companion owing to their sweet-temper, affectionate, peaceful and energetic features. The price to get this cat is about $5000.
Toyger cats get their names from ‘toy tiger’ because they resemble a tiger but are shorter and cuter that them. Toyger breed was specifically created to inspire people about conservation of tigers. A normal Toyger has a life span of about 10 to 15 years and they cost a whopping $5000.
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8. Sphynx Cat
Also known as Canadian Sphynx, the Sphynx cats are known for their hairlessness and complete lack of fur. Other typical features of Sphynx include long head, webbed paws, whip like tail and broken or no whiskers. Despite their dangerous look, these cats are in fact very friendly and not just to owners but strangers as well.
9. Scottish Fold
Scottish Folds are very popular cat breeds and not just among common people but celebrities as well. Beautiful physical traits combined with friendly nature makes the Scottish Folds a perfect companion to humans. A gene introduced in these cats make their ears to fold and thus they get the name Scot Fold.
10. Russian Blue
As the name suggests, Russian Blue is a naturally occurring breed of cats originating from Russia. Being from a colder place, their body has a dense coat of fur making them very soft. Plus their intelligence and friendliness makes them a perfect pet for cat lovers. But to get this cat, one needs to pay a dazzling amount of $3000.
Lykoi is a breed of cats developed specially to resemble a wolf and is also known as wolf cat or werewolf cat. Despite having a look of wolf, these cats are very friendly in nature and display high affection to their owners. With $3000 price, it is also one of the most expensive cats in the world 2023.
12. British Shorthair
British Shorthair is one of the most ancient breeds of cats (first century AD) characterized by stocky body, dense coat, and broad face. These cats have a life expectancy of about 14 to 20 years. The breed slightly resembles the Scottish Fold cats and is only a few hundred dollars short of its price.
13. American Curl
the curly ears of this breed of cats give them their name American Curl and is also gives them their distinguished look. It is their beauty as well as their nature that makes them a worthy pet. However, you might need to spend as much as 2000 dollars to make American Curl as your pet.
Ragdoll is quite a beautiful breed of cats distinguished by large round eyes, soft thick coats, long furry tails and soft bodies. They have a tendency to follow people around like dogs abd are also friendly with other pets. All these features make Ragdoll an ideal pet if you have around 1300 dollars to spare.
15. American Wirehair
American Wirehair is a mutated American shorthair cat which ranks among the 15 most expensive cats in the world 2023 with a price of $1300. These are also among the rarest breed of cats that are ideal for a pet, owing to their cuteness and friendly nature.
To maintain its reputation as an expensive cat, the Asherah cats are bred in less numbers, making them a rare breed.