How Much Does Methamphetamine (Meth) Cost?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant that is both powerful and addictive. The cost of meth is quite variable but it is generally considered one of the more affordable street drugs.

How Much Does Meth Cost?

The cost of methamphetamine can vary and fluctuate wildly. A single dose or hit generally costs about $5, making it a somewhat affordable option in terms of street drugs.

Meth is, however, highly addictive and people who use meth will start to build up a tolerance to it fast.

While that first hit might not seem expensive, the cost of a meth addiction can add up quickly.

A person struggling with meth addiction could potentially spend tens of thousands of dollars in a year to feed their addiction.

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What Factors Can Affect The Price Of Meth?

Because meth is a synthetic drug, its cost will vary a lot depending on where and how it is made.

These factors will affect its purity as well as how far it has to travel in order to reach its destination of sale. When availability is low, the prices for meth can soar.

Factors that affect the price of meth include:

  • purity of the product
  • quality of the product
  • where it was produced
  • where it is being sold
  • current availability
  • whether the product was produced in a professional vs. an amateur laboratory

How Much Does A Gram Of Meth Cost?

A gram of meth contains enough for about four hits. The cost can vary significantly, but on average a gram of meth will cost about $20-$40.

How Much Does An Eightball Of Meth Cost?

An “eightball” is a slang term for an eighth of an ounce. An eighth of meth will cost on average about $40-$80.

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How Much Does An Ounce Of Meth Cost?

An ounce of meth will cost on average $150-$300.

How Much Does A Pound Of Meth Cost?

A pound of meth on average will cost $2,500-$5,000.

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Medically Reviewed by
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