The celebratory parade and confetti shower along Market Street and into Civic Center Plaza last week to mark the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory cost San Francisco $225,000, according to the Mayor's Office.
That's not counting celebratory Muni bus burnings, of course.
The Giants paid the $1 million necessary to set up the city for the celebration, according to the San Francisco Examiner. And the extra $225,000 bill was more than offset by the "economic impact" of the parade and celebration, according to a spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee.
"Visitor spending" pumped anywhere between $18 million and $40 million into the local economy, according to the newspaper. In other words, a lot of Panda hats and Let Timmy Smoke t-shirts.