Assuming you are level 1 and have access to any item that you can afford at character creation rolling the maximum amount of starting gold, how high can your permanent AC become (permanently, not for any lesser set duration)?
Only official material, Unearthed Arcana is not legal for this character creation.
All common races listed are legal, all other races are illegal for character creation.
Items are those that you can purchase.
All skills, feats and abilities available to a player character are eligible.
A sole player character has to achieve this AC on their own, without any help from allies (pet companions, PCs, NPCs etc.)
Starting attributes can be rolled (that includes all 18s down the line) or achieved by point-buy. I have no preference for either.
This linked question also includes temporary AC. My current question, however, is strictly about permanent AC.