The estimated cost of an F-22, R&D included, is of about $350 million. Of that, the price of a single functional unit is of $143 million according to the USAF itself, making the plane the most expensive of its kind currently in operation.
The main problem with the F-22 was that it arrived at the wrong time (it started being made in 1996), when America was beginning to no longer face state enemies, but was about to get knee-deep in the war against terror. The Raptor was, if you like, overqualified for the job, and given its high price, a decision was made to stop making it in 2011.
During the time assembly lines rolled, 183 of them were made, and deployed solely in the service of American forces. Some crashed, more were damaged during various storms that hit the U.S. and in other incidents, but the majority are still flying, doing the rounds in the hottest areas of the world.
And given their cost and mission, are very well taken care of, as demonstrated by this recent pic of one recently released by the U.S. Air Force (USAF). It shows an F-22 deployed with the Hawaiian Raptor Expeditionary Squadron out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
The plane is seen here under the cover of an open hangar at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal in Australia, during a post-flight inspection which took place back in September, and goes straight into our Photo of the Day coverage.