Possible ranges of transition costs: 5 examples, total costs

This is to give you an idea of the range of costs. These estimates are in 1998 US dollars and based on anecdotal information and research whenever possible. However, some of them are little more than educated guesses on my part.

For details on each category, click the appropriate link.


Do not base your own budget on these examples!

  • Example 1 is the minimum anyone has reported for the category-- best-case.
  • Examples 2, 3 and 4 represent standard ranges, with Example 3 as my attempt to show the most typical.
  • Example 5 is the maximum anyone has reported for the category-- worst-case.

  • [1] Read all notes in purple for explanation of estimates.
  • The "Your estimate" column will be filled in as part of Exercise 7.

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Range of total transition costs, five examples.

  Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 Your estimate
Research/support [1]

0

40

230

380

5,900

.
Therapy

970

1,000

1,260

2,170

7,700

.
Electrolysis

3,210

8,530

14,370

21,800

37,000

.
Voice

0

50

100

2,700

10,500

.
Hormones [1]

360

1,410

2,970

3,780

11,190

.
Hair loss drugs [1]

0

0

720

1,080

3,600

.
Wigs/hairpieces [1]

0

0

0

600

4,500

.
Plastic surgery

0

1,830

7,800

15,090

103,750

.
SRS

910

6,820

13,020

16,410

22,390

.
Labiaplasty

0

490

2,580

2,950

5,500

.
Job/Legal/Financial

40

285

735

1,460

7,500

.
Miscellaneous [2]

570

2,060

3,690

7,270

12,600

.
. . . . . . .
TOTALS

6,060

22,515

47,475

75,690

232,130

.
  • [1] Assumes three years of costs. These items may or may not be continuing costs for life.
  • [2] Assumes one year of costs. These items may or may not be continuing costs for life.

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