The clone troopers that formed the basis of the Republic's new army were paid for by a combination of Count Dooku's wealth — which was apparently staggering — and other funds.

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What was the price per clone?

Specifically, I would like to have an average price based on the total order, with the type of currency indicated. Also, feel free to exclude the fee paid to Jango Fett for allowing his genetic profile to be used by the Kaminoans. (If you are factoring it in, please indicate this.)

Canon information is preferred but, in the absence of this, non-canon sources and reasonable speculation are welcome.

  • There doesn't seem to be much consensus on a total number, though that doesn't preclude discovering the average price necessarily.
    – Phyneas
    Jul 29, 2015 at 8:25

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The short story "Republic Commando: Odds" sets a lower bound for us. Lama Su contacts Palpatine and insists that if he wants any more clones, he'll need to drop an initial payment of a billion credits. By definitions then, the GAR (including ships, training and materiel) must have cost at least 2 billion, but presumably much much more.

But they watched, transfixed, as the shimmering blue image of Lama Su sprang to life from the datapad emitter.

“If you require more clones beyond the current order, then you must authorize us to begin further production immediately. An initial payment of one billion credits….”

There was a crackling pause: Palpatine’s response wasn’t recorded, but it was clear he had interrupted. Lama Su’s head bobbed in annoyance.

The would place the minimum cost per clone at at least 666 credits.

  • I would think that there is a discount on bulk orders, so a single clone would cost far more than each clone in an order of 100 clones.
    – Wad Cheber
    Jul 27, 2015 at 3:56
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    @WadCheber - LIke a "Buy one army, get one army free" kind of a deal?
    – Valorum
    Jul 27, 2015 at 5:49
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    Anyone else get a chill after reading each costs 666 credits? Spooky. Feb 1, 2017 at 23:25

It would have to be much more than 2 billion credits. In "Republic Commando: True Colors", chapter 5, Besany Wennen discovered that 1 warship alone would cost several billion credits, and the Republic had an entire fleet. Therefore, it would have to be over a Trillion credits, at the very least.

  • Do you have the quote for this you can edit in to support your argument? Also the question is asking the price of an individual clone not the total price, do you have an answer for that you can address?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Feb 12, 2019 at 16:05

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