I think this question is related to many factors. Compare to what I thought, to learn to Skydive is not as expensive as I imagined. The AFF course cost about 1600 Euro for the ground course and the 9 jumps. If you perform the 9 jumps correctly, you are then able to jump in your dropzone alone. If not, then you might have to repeat one or two times a jump together with a coach which is about 150 Euro per jump. Once you can jump alone, you might have to rent a parachute. If you put the price of the rental, the packing of the parachute and the ticket for jumping you arrive at a total of 45 to 50 Euro per jump.
Now, where this sport becomes expensive is when you start to buy your own equipment. A brand-new parachute can easily cost around 5.000 Euro, plus you add to this the helmet, the altimeter, the gloves, the suit and the list goes on. But if you are smart in investing, and don’t rush into buying everything right away. You can be smart about your investment by renting at the beginning. Getting more experience in the sport will help you to take the right decision in what equipment to purchase.
But for sure, this is a sport like no other. The sensations, the thrill you get and the lessons you learn that you apply in your everyday life are so unique. It worth every cent of investment.