How Much Does Ketamine (Special K) Cost?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on July 31, 2023

Ketamine, more commonly referred to as Special K, is a club drug with dissociative and hallucinogenic properties. It can be expensive and its effects are considered short-lived for the cost.

What Is The Cost Of Ketamine (Special K) On The Street?

A single dose of ketamine will cost around $25 on average, and the effects will only last about 30 to 60 minutes.

Ketamine can be snorted in powder form or mixed in drinks as either a powder or a liquid.

It has shown to be addictive and also has a high potential for abuse, in part because the effects are so short-lasting.

Learn more about other street drug prices.

What Factors Can Affect The Price Of Ketamine?

Like most illicit drugs, cost is most heavily affected by location. Ketamine is also a drug that is affected by local laws, as both illegal and legal forms of it exist in many places.

Factors that affect the price of ketamine include:

  • how it was obtained
  • where it is being sold
  • purity of the product
  • current availability
  • local laws

Cost Of A Gram Of Ketamine

Ketamine comes in powder or liquid form and is usually sold by the gram.

Because an average dose is 100 mg, a gram of Ketamine on the street will come with about 10 doses. A gram of Ketamine will cost around $60-$100.

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Cost Of Ketamine Infusions Vs. Cost Of Ketamine On The Street

Ketamine does have a couple of legal uses. Medically, it can be used as an anesthetic because it provides sedation, pain-relief, and anesthesia.

More recently, ketamine infusions have been shown as a promising new treatment for severe depression.

Ketamine infusions can be quite expensive, starting at around $400 per infusion and reaching as high as $2,000.

Given the high price of medical ketamine infusions, this may be one reason people seek ketamine on the streets.

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