|The costs to become a private pilot will vary with person to person and the equipmentsplane used.
Here is a typical estimate for training in a Cessna 172. This is a more realistic estimate totalling upto 9300. It might be cheaper if you fly more frequently and are able to get the grasp of basic concepts quicker.
Ground Time @ 50$ /hr -> 20 hrs -> 1000
Checkride -> 400
Optional Things (Nice HeadsetGPS) etc -> 500