Fabulous Felines: Here Are 5 Most Expensive Cat Breeds In The World

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

Everyone adores cats – or at least they should. Gracious, mysterious, and independent, cats have been cherished as pets for centuries. They were even worshiped as gods at one point in time! Not surprisingly, after many generations of being kept as prized companions, cats were bred to come in all shapes and sizes. From tabbies to long-haired, shaggy, black, big and small – the world of cats is so unique. Even more so when you factor in the different breeds!

Some cat breeds are more common and some less so, and buying one of these prestigious cats from a licensed breeder or a pet store can set you back quite a bit. In fact, some of these purebred kittens can easily cost thousands of dollars! Here are the most expensive cat breeds in the world, according to  FinancesOnline:

#1 Ashera Cat

There are regular cats, and then there's Ashera. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind breed, created as a cross between the domestic house cat, African serval, and the Asian leopard. The result is a unique cat breed that definitely has a wild and unique appearance. Thanks to this, and their great character too, the Ashera became the world’s most sought-after exotic cat breed. But be ready to really invest: an Ashera can cost around $100,000 and more!

#2 Savannah Cat

If you love wild-looking felines, you’ll fall head over heels for the majestic Savannah which is a mix between a serval and the domestic cat. Unique, unusual, and endlessly beautiful, these spotted kitties are another hybrid breed that’s taken the world by storm. However, only a select few can boast of owning one of these feral-like kitties as they can cost upwards of $50,000.

#3 Bengal Cat

You see the theme here, right? If a kitty looks like it belongs in the jungle, they’ll probably have a spot on the list of the priciest breeds in the feline world. And Bengal is no exception! These little leopards are not loved only for their impressive looks, either – their intelligence and playful character have won over numerous pet parents. While not as rare as the first two breeds on our list, some Bengal kitties can cost up to $25,000. 

#4 Peterbald Cat

Here’s a breed that’s a tad bit enigmatic. Allegedly a result of experimental breeding, the Peterbald originates from Russia and is quickly becoming a very sought-after cat breed. Affectionate, intelligent, and known for forming deep bonds with their human companions, these felines have a ton of wonderful character traits. They are also very elegant and eye-catching. Owning one can cost around $5,000.

#5 Persian Cat

The famed Persian is well known and loved for its shaggy coat and graceful appearance – it’s a classic cat breed that’s been popular for decades and with good reason. Known to be chill and relaxed, these cats have a distinct noble air about them. And their price is nothing short of noble either - a purebred Persian cat can cost as much as $5,500!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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