Here's a price list to buy surplus planes after the war. With the price of a house today you could of had your own air force squadron.
Typical prices for surplus aircraft were:
Type Price $$
B-17 or B-24 13,750
Many aircraft were transferred to schools for educational purposes, and to communities for memorial use for a minimal fee. One source reported a Boy Scout Troop bought a B-17 for $350.
A Walnut Ridge hometown institution, Southern Baptist College, purchased two of the aircraft stored at Walnut Ridge, a C-47 and a C-46. The exact purchase price for these is unknown, but is believed to have been around $600 to $800 each.