6.2 octrillion dollars. Yep, that’s a lot of moolah and this rough estimate gives you an idea of how much the Death Star would cost to power PER DAY! That’s not the whole story, so click through, scroll down the infographic and find out the story of what makes the battle station tick, which is pretty relevant with Rogue One just 13 days away.

Dear Mr Vader, your energy bill’s arrived…and it’s really quite something. In fact, you might want to take a deep (hoarse) breath about now.

Yes, with the latest Star Wars spin-off set to zoom into cinemas soon, we got to thinking – just how much would it cost to power an evil empire? And what are the practical implications of running the Death Star? Aside from fuelling your planet-destroying laser there are, of course, more trivial matters to consider. Like feeding your crew, dealing with their laundry and disposing of the rubbish. You see? Even super villains need to do chores.

See our graphic here for the figures at a glance. Or, for further details, see our in-depth workings below.