# Money (weight, volume)

Went to the Federal Reserve in Kansas City last week and encountered the volume of money for the first time with my eyeballs and it got my writing brain working.

How much does that money weight? How much space will it occupy?

The best, basic answer I’ve come across is 2.04 pounds (about 925 grams) per \$100,000 (in \$100 bills). The same amount of money (\$100,000 in \$100 bills) will occupy about 689 cu. in. (about .011 cu. meters).

A \$100 million will fit nicely on a standard ISO/Military pallet.

Backpacks or Bag sizes (Capacity)
Liters — Cubic Inches

10 — 610
20 — 1200
30 — 1800
40 — 2441
50 — 3051
55 — 3356
60 — 3661
65 — 3967
70 — 4272
75 — 4577
80 — 4882
85 — 5187
90 — 5492

General Sizing (in no way an exact science)
Daypacks will be under 2,500 cubic inches or 40 liters
Weekend packs are typically 2,500 to 4,000 cubic inches or 40 to 65 liters
Weeklong packs range from 4,000 to 6,000 cubic inches or 65 to 95 liters
Expedition packs are 6,000 cubic inches or 95 liters and up