Cocaine prices around the world

The Economist has an interesting graph of cocaine prices around the world. It hits a high of nearly $715/gram in New Zealand, $110/gram in the USA, and only $2/gram in Columbia where most of the world's cocaine is grown.

But in case you're tempted by the high market value of this illegal drug, Gene pointed out another revealing economics/statistics story a couple months ago about, the worst job in America. Drug dealing makes Alaskan crab fishing seems safe.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

In Ireland, Its €60-€80 for a 1.0g, 1-Gram.
and 8th of Cocaine, 3.5Grams €250.
1.3Grams is a €100 bag of Cocaine.
Half Ounce of Cocaine €650
1 Ounce, 28Grams, €1120

1-Bar of Cocaine €10,000
1kg of Cocaine, €25,000 ( depending on Dealer)

These Prices are 100% Pure Real.
And the %of pure Coke is over here in Ireland Is about 75-87%.
Which is always tested before handed to street dealers.

Hope this Information is helpful.

posted on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 12:27pm
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Becca says:

That's why doing drugs is out of the question for me! =P

Never done them, and hopefully never will. :]

posted on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 5:40pm
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Anonymous says:


posted on Sun, 10/28/2007 - 12:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

blow is at about 50US dollars a Gram Here and usualy 140 a 8th

posted on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 8:35pm
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Anonymous says:

Here in Costa Rica, Perico (Cocaine) costs 3500-4000 colones (7-8 bucks) a gram in San Jose and about 2500-3500 colones (5-7 bucks) a gram in Alajuela. If you go to the touristy areas like Jaco Beach (oh my god I get a head ache just thinking about the price there) it costs about 20000-40000 colones ($40-$80) PER GRAM. But now that I think about it, thats still CHEAP compared to most places.

All I know is it was nothing to go buy 10 grams at a time. Now I am devoutedly attending Cocaine Anonymous and am doing great.

For all you junkies out there, it SUCKS HARD CORE to quit (while youre quitting) but its SO AMAZING when you quit that itmakes up for the hell you go through to quit. QUIT NOW WHILE YOU CAN!!! (No, I am not a perfect coke free saint yet but I have made it a LONG way and am not giving up!)

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 1:33pm
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Anonymous says:

Would the price of cocaine be cheaper in Lima, Peru since it is a major producer while Costa Rica is just a transport route?

posted on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 6:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I am curious about this myself. It seems the quoted prices in Costa Rica are 1/2 of what they are in Lima, Peru (San Borja, San Isidro, Miraflores).

posted on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 9:01am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

In lima, it is approx. 10$/gram for great stuff.

20-30$ in cuzco.


posted on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 11:13am
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Gene says:

According to this article, once you adjust for inflation, cocaine in the US costs 1/10th what it did in the 1980s.

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 4:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

its £40 for a gram (0.7g) here

posted on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 9:32pm
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Anonymous RASTA says:

Here in jamaica its worth alot usually (29000) JMD FOR AN ounce us 55$. the quality is usually high since ,ost of it is from south america. A entire kilo is worth 700000 jmd $ us 100000.

posted on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 6:57am
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Anonymous says:

here in romania it's 390 lei that's 100 euro/gram

posted on Sun, 12/21/2008 - 8:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

in india bout rs 3000 to 3500 a gram..
about 60% pure

posted on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 9:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How did this conversation get switch to talking about cocaine? we are at a science museum.......

posted on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 4:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

here in sydney australi its 300aus dollers a gram

posted on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 6:12am
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Can't feel my face says:

Blow in Dallas ft.worth Texas $35 a gram and $100 3.5 grams."8ball"
Rush rush get the yayo!
Hook it up

posted on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 1:53am
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Naut says:

i suppose there must be major price variations in the U.S. cause 110 for a G...? that's a joke. i live in Austin, Texas and 40 bucks is the standard price. ha, and if it's true about new zealand's prices...man, that blows.

posted on Tue, 03/10/2009 - 5:24pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

just drink scotch

posted on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 7:14pm
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Gene says:

Prices in London seem to have dropped. The article, however, cites "soaring demand" as the cause of the price drop. That makes no sense--rising demand should increase prices. I think what they meant was that increased demand is an effect of the suddenly lower prices, not the other way around.

posted on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 9:06pm
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Thor says:

Hey, these people are taking drugs....do you think their actions should make any sense?

posted on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 12:00pm
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regg says:

That was back in 2007, I am sure today these prices are a lot higher, drugs aren't the most affordable substances in the world but still paradoxically they can be reached even by people that apparently can't afford them, that's an interesting mechanism that defies the laws of economy. People in addict rehabilitation are probably more familiar with the current cocaine prices. Does anybody here have any update?

posted on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 8:30am