Infographic: How Much Does James Bond Cost the Taxpayer?

Did you think all those Aston Martins are coming out of his own pocket or what?

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James Bond. Sure, he's suave, he's heroic, and he can kill you with his cufflinks, but he's still a government agent, and the taxpayers pay his salary. So it's a damned good thing everything he does is classified, because if the voters ever found out how much they're paying for him to stay in all those five star hotels, there would be rioting in the streets.

Our friends over at Fancy Dress Costumes have sent us this shocking infographic that details just how much the taxpayers, in the United Kingdom at any rate, have to pay for just one James Bond. (They've converted the figures from pounds to dollars, so put your calculators away.) 

You can find the full-sized infographic over at Fancy Dress Costumes, along with the version calculated in British pounds, if you want to get all technical about it.

James Bond's next film, Skyfall, opens in American theaters on November 9, 2012.