During the 2012 fiscal year, the United States government racked up a federal deficit of about $1.1 trillion.

That’s $1,100,000,000,000.

If you’re like me and never have anything larger than a $20 bill in your wallet, that figure is pretty hard to grasp in real terms. Fortunately for us, the kind folks at the real estate site Movoto put together this handy infographic to give a little perspective:

Graphic: How much real estate could the U.S. deficit buy?

A big h/t and many thanks to TheBlaze reader Sally!