We all know that Chandler and Joey were the two bestest friends in the world, the original bromance, if you will. However the financial situation in their friendship was often the source of amusement, with Chandler going above and beyond to keep his friend afloat.
He put together the sums on everything from head shots, voice coach lessons, utilities, rent and even food, which got quite a detailed explanation;
"Now for food, this is huge. Joey is known to be a huge eater, and add that to the fact that the group goes out to eat constantly; while watching the show you see that not only does Chandler cover him every time they get coffee/dinner, he also gives joey money for him to go on all of the dates he constantly goes on; as well as chandler buys all the groceries (Which would be a lot). I can only guess the amounts but lets say $100 a week on groceries+$100 a week on pizza/takeout/coffee+ $50 a week for Joey’s dates, every week for 3 years (which i’ll say counts as 1997 value). So $39,000.
In total, if he calculated everything, it would be around $90,760.
However, there were a few edits to that final figure later on...
"Edit: That doesn't include the time Joey got the entire apartment's furniture and electronics stolen when he got tricked, and chandler had to replace everything. Including a TV, a stereo system, a CD collection, 2 Lazy boy chairs, a full size couch, a few different seating chairs, and an early laptop which was pretty expensive at the time as the technology was new. If you wanted to take a guess at the worth of all that i'd say (Scaled back for 1997) the TV may have been $500, the stereo system $200, the CD collection value at $200, each full leather Lazy boy brand chair is at least $800 even at that time, the couch, chairs, whatever other furniture maybe $1000 in all (the whole place was cleaned out), and the laptop was probably over $2000, they were extremely expensive when they first came out. So there's an extra $5,500. So $96,260 if you want to include that.
"Edit 2: That also doesn't count the time that Joey's health insurance lapsed because he didn't work enough that year, and Chandler payed out of pocket for him to have a hernia surgery. A quick Google search estimates between $6000 and $10000 for that surgery. So lets say $8000 in today's money, scaled back to 1997 again, we'd have around $5,500. If you add that on top of the original and on top of the first edit, you have $101,760 total."
So the final answer is $101,76 which is about €90,000 in case you were wondering.
What have we all learned here? First off, that this dude above has way too much time on his hands, and second of all, man we wish we had a mate like Chandler. We clearly underestimated the career of a Transponster...