WHILE IN OFFICE, the president has access to two Boeing 747-200B series aircraft custom designed with all the accoutrements needed to run a country of almost 293 million. (Any air force aircraft the president is flying on is considered Air Force One.)2

He also has a nice vacation home at Camp David3 and a dedicated gourmet food service staff at the White House. 4

The pay isn't bad either. In 2001, the presidential salary increased from $200,000 to $400,000 a year with an additional, non-taxable $50,000 expense allowance. After his time in office, he still gets a hefty 6-digit pension matching the salary of current cabinet members and secret service protection for up to 10 years.5

Take an online tour of the White House.