As my boss back in the early days of CADalyst said, "Price is news."
Problem is that today most software vendors in our industry don't publish prices. For instance, how much does Catia cost? It has the rumoured reputation of being the most expensive CAD system on the planet.
Over on Dezignstuff, Rick McWilliams got us a price:
I got a quote on CATIA V6 from a VAR. It took them 3 weeks to do it. $34,700.00
Plus 18% maintenance per year ($6,246 in this case). He adds that it consists of many modules, and so the price ranges from $9,000 to $65,000 per seat, depending on the modules selected.
(The reason Mr McWilliams mentions "3 weeks," is because of Dassault's claim that you can order Catia V6 online and then be running it, all in 20 minutes.)