Scale of the U.S. National Debt

America is swimming in debt.

How does the cost of an iPhone, a college degree, a corporation, or even an entire country compare to our national debt? We decided to put this potential buying power into perspective. You can buy everything on this page combined with the U.S. National Debt.

Keep in mind the increasingly large scale which these items are plotted on. Note that the gray rounded paths link the same product over time and that the inset gray paths link the changes in scale.