The following is the reported price of buy a tiger on the black market.
Price of an entire dead tiger: $5,000
Price of a live tiger: $50,000
Price of tiger skin sold at a market: $35,000
Price of the remains of a dead tiger, such as its bones, skin and meat: $70,000.
When tiger cubs are for sale, the reported price is $3,200.
Source: Bhalin Singh, “Plight of the Bengal: India awakens to the reality of its tigers—and their fate,” Mongabay.com, June 6, 2010.
Source: Rhett Butler, “Laos Emerges as Key Source in Asia’s Illicit Wildlife Trade,” Yale Environment 360, February 26, 2009.