One of the biggest misconceptions many people believe getting their passport is that it will cost them hundreds of dollars. The truth is that it only costs around $145.
And while $145 may sound like a lot of money, it really isn't when you factor in that your passport is good for 10 years before you have to renew it. That's only $14.50 per year.
Saving up $145 really isn't all that hard. You could skip buying lunch at work and packing it from home instead. Or skip your morning coffee for a bit. Or going out for drinks. Yes, you'll have to give up a little, but it's so worth it for what you gain.