The people at Business Insider took the opportunity on this occasion to calculate the costs of becoming Captain America. Ummm I hope you have the budget of a small nation, or at least a movie star's bank account.
The total cost: nearly $55 million dollars. And that takes into account inflation.
The shield is the most expensive part, costing $54,431,100. According to Marvel, 1 gram of the material from which his shield is made from, vibranium, costs $10,000. And his shield weighs 12 pounds. (Nice mixing of metric and imperial measurements - because Freedom isn't divisible by 10!!)
The rest of his stuff: the uniform, the motorcycle, his supermarket shopping cart, etc, bring the cost up to $54,609,201.60. With inflation, that's $54,977,922.05.
So let's think about this for a minute:
$54,609,201.60 minus $54,431,100 equals $178,101.60, or factoring inflation, $368,720.40.
Meaning since World War II, the cost of Captain America's shield has not gone up in value at all in 70 years.
Clearly vibranium isn't a good investment. Now sliver, gold, platinum. Now THOSE are the money metals!!
I need to get on the phone with my accountant. "Morty! Pull all my money out of vibranium!!! Sell, sell, sell!!!"