Short answer tons.
It is cheaper to board if you have to build your place from the ground up. We moved onto our place with just house and a couple sheds. We have spent nearly $8,000 so far just on building. Right now I have a 2 horse shedrow barn with tack/feed room, 2 fenced pastures totaling around 6 acres and one small paddock. We have done all the work ourselves, except when a tractor is absolutely necessary. I am using one of the sheds as hay storage that holds about 70 square bales. I am building an arena this summer so that number is going to go up. I have 3 horses, 2 competition horses and one retiree.
Just on feed I spend around $100 per horse a month. I spend about $120 every 8 weeks on the farrier for all three. I try not to think about how much money I spend on tack and equipment. I spend about $100 a month hauling to my trainer for lessons. More if it is rainy and I have show coming up and must haul to use an indoor. Right now I am looking at selling one of my competition horses and getting a boarder or two to offset the costs. Boarding is tricky in our area, but I think I can make it work ok.
Also it costs time, lots of time. I have had to turned away jobs and vacations, because I have to spend an hour minimum doing the barn morning and night.
That being said I would not give up having my horses at home. I love waking up and walking to go give my girls hugs every morning. I love taking care of them just as much as riding, so for me it is worth it.