How Much Does Vicodin (Hydrocodone) Cost On The Street?

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

Vicodin is an opioid which contains a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen and which is prescribed for treating moderate to severe pain. As with other opioids, an addiction to Vicodin can be both expensive and extremely dangerous.

What Is The Street Price Of Vicodin?

Vicodin is a combination medication that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

On the street, a single pill of Vicodin will cost $5 to $25, and its effects will last between four to six hours. A bottle of 100 Vicodin pills will usually go for around $500.

It’s been estimated that a heavy opioid addiction can cost over $70,000 a year, with a large portion of that coming from buying prescription drugs on the street.

What Factors Can Affect The Street Price Of Vicodin?

The price of a Vicodin pill on the street is most heavily affected by the location of sale and also by the size of the dose contained within each pill.

Other variables that may influence the price:

  • geographic location
  • purity of the substance
  • cutting agents
  • local laws
  • government regulations on prescription drugs

Cost Of Vicodin On The Street

People battling Vicodin abuse may find themselves taking multiple pills a day as they build up a tolerance. Over time this can add up to thousands of dollars per year in costs.

How Vicodin Street Prices Compare To Pharmacy Prices

In a pharmacy with a valid prescription and health insurance, a pill of Vicodin will only cost about $1.50.

The same pill can go for over 15 times as much on the street, generally costing $5 to $25.

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A Vicodin addiction often begins with a legal prescription and continues until a person must turn to the much more expensive alternatives available on the street.

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