Your aunt is thinking about opening a hardware store. She estimates that it would cost $500,000 per year to rent the location and buy the stock. In addition, she would have to quit her $50,000 per year job as an accountant.
a. Define opportunity cost.
b. What is your aunt’s opportunity cost of running a hardware store for a year?
If your aunt thinks she can sell $510,000 worth of merchandise in a year, should she open the store? Explain.