to the tune of $500, etc.

to the tune of

Of, for, or costing a particular and considerable sum of money. They managed to fix the car, to the tune of nearly $2500. The company avoided pay taxes to the tune of $135 million over the past year. She won a settlement in court to the tune of $200,000.
See also: of, tune

to the tune of $500, etc.

(informal) used to emphasize how much money something has cost: We’re paying rent to the tune of £200 a week.
See also: of, tune