How much would it cost to rock Barbie's Malibu mansion? Hint: You're better off redecorating a la Barbie or traveling to one of these chic Barbie-themed hotels instead.

Sad Reality: Barbie’s Dream House Is Just As Expensive As Your NYC Apartment

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Sad Reality: Barbie’s Dream House Is Just As Expensive As Your NYC Apartment
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You know back in the day, when you thought anything Barbie was tops and Ken was totally hot (and straight)? Well, the sad reality is you may be a Barbie girl, but it costs a lot to live in Barbie’s world.

Case in point: Movato recently looked at what a real life-size replica would cost (in doll to human proportion), and discovered that the cost per square footage came to the sum of $18,000. And while this seems paltry for the pink three floor Malibu mansion, it’s not when you consider the fact that it only encompasses 21 square feet.

For that price you could probably snag a tiny $1,500 studio in Chelsea or Brooklyn that at least offered a semi-obstructed view of an alleyway with an entertaining homeless man who talks to himself in three different languages.

Then again, you could just save your coin and either splurge on some pink-on-pink Barbie-inspired decor OR visit one of the many hotels around the world that offers Barbie themed rooms and suites. Both offer their own kitschy fashion aesthetic that only someone like Betsey Johnson could fully appreciate.

Either way, we’re not judging you…that much. Click through the slideshow above for some home decor designer inspirations and a few vacation options your boyfriend will most definitely not be joining you on. (Unless, of course his name is Ken.)

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OK, so you may not be able to afford a life-size version, but at $129.99 the original Barbie Malibu DreamHouse is still an investment.

If you must live in a Barbie Malibu Dream House, at least have Jonathan Adler design it for you. (ApartmentTherapy)

Barbie Grand Hotel Savoy Suites of Cortina d’Ampezzo: Finally, a dollhouse we can totally get behind.

A retro-fantastic pink bathroom that your man will undoubtedly avoid at all costs. (InteriorGalleryDesign)

Head to the DoubleTree by Hilton in Paracas, Peru to experience your very own Barbie suite.

For the girl that loves pink to the extreme: Check out Doimo Cityline's collection of Barbie inspired furniture and decor.

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