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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- American Psychiatric Nurses Association — Ketamine Infusion Therapy
- Harvard Health Publishing — Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions
- United States Drug Enforcement Administration — Ketamine