James Bond's lifestyle would cost $1.5 million

Daniel Craig As James Bond

If you've ever wanted to live like James Bond, you're going to need a lot of cash! With the release of "Spectre", the 24th entry in the "James Bond" franchise, CNBC looks at what makes up the lifestyle of the suave super-spy.

In the latest film, Bond drives an Aston Martin DB10, skis in the Austrian Alps and visits Mexico City for the Day of the Dead festival.

The DB10 is not on sale to the public, but Aston Martin has released the DB9 GT Bond edition, which will set you back $253,000, while five nights in the Alps and another five nights in Mexico would cost around $2,100.

Neither does dressing like the spy, who was created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, come cheap. He wears Italian suits and, while visiting the Alps, sports a knitted sleeve bomber jacket and stirrup trousers designed by Tom Ford, costing $3,820.

No spy would be complete without their accessories. Bond favors the Xperia Z5 smartphone in "Spectre", which retails at around $840, and wears an OMEGA Seamaster 300 (worth around $6,000) on his wrist.

According to the novels, Bond lives in an apartment off the King's Road in Chelsea, an expensive part of West London. Searching for a one-bedroom apartment on the property website Foxtons reveals the average cost would be around £800,000 ($1,223,000).

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In total, you'd need almost $1,500,000 to live like James Bond (not including the cost of regularly drinking Vodka Martinis). But how much is Bond earning as a member of the British civil service?

"After some debate in the FCO press office we think Bond most approximates to a D7 salary (that at least is the level a colonel would be in the Ministry of Defence)," a spokesperson for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office told CNBC. "Of course, Bond's job doesn't really exist so it's impossible to really say!"

That means Bond may be earning a maximum of £68,539 ($104,800) a year. To pay for his lavish lifestyle, he's either privately wealthy, or the super-spy is massively in debt.

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