Incredible Number! The Total Money That Joey Owed Chandler On 'Friends' Was Revealed!

There are plenty of facets of Friends that aren't true to life — how most of them pay their rent, how adults manage to have breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY, why anyone is friends with Phoebe, etc.

But few things are as unrealistic as how much Chandler supports Joey financially, which one Friends fan figured out would amount to over six figures over the course of their friendship.

In the Season 8 episode, "The One Where Rachel Is Late," Joey forgives Chandler for falling asleep during his movie after he tallies up just how much Chandler has paid for his rent, acting and dance lessons, headshots, cable, and more.

So on the subreddit They Did The Math, one Redditor : How much did Joey owe him, exactly?

And redditor  accepted the challenge:

He says that there were 2 sets of head shots, each at $500. So there's $1000. Let's assume that the acting lessons, dancing lessons, and voice coach sessions were all $1000 on average.

So now we're at $4000.

He then says 3 years worth of rent, utilities, and food. They live in Manhattan in a nice area of The Village, in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, apartment on one of the upper levels. That is a very expensive location to live in; today an apartment like that would cost around $5000 a month easily, using as a guide (and I'm low balling it assuming they got a good deal). Using an online dollar appreciation site, and using the year 1997, i found that $5000 would translate too about $3500 (*Edit: which after researching was actually their monthly rent that was actually mentioned in the show, so spot on) for them.

The rent was supposed to be split 2 ways, so this is 3 years of chandler paying Joey's $1250. So $45,000 in rent alone. Now we're at $49,000.

[Ed. note: $3,500 split in half should actually be $1,750, so we'll add in the difference.]Now for utilities, bills, food. We can guess the utilities may have been $1000 a year so lets add another $1500 for the 3 years of joeys half. So $50,500.We know they had a phone and cable. Using today's basic phone and cable TV prices, lets say that would be $100 a month (no cell phones/data remember) counting inflating for 1997 would be around $70 a month; so Joey's half over 3 years would have been $1260. So now we're at $51,760.

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