Dakar budgets are definitely out of my reach but if you compare it to other races the cost per mile is reasonable.
I spent about $10k on the baja 1000 last year to race a bike. That was a one day, well almost two full days for me
, race. Take what I spent and multiply it by how many days Dakar is and its right on the money.
Off to buy some lotto tickets. :)
Edit. Not including bike but does include bike prep.