How Much Does Xanax (Alprazolam) Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on July 28, 2023

Xanax is a common prescription benzodiazepine that can also be obtained illegally on the street. As with most prescription drugs, Xanax’s street price exceeds the typical cost of pills obtained from a pharmacy.

How Much Does Xanax Cost On The Street?

The street cost of benzodiazepines such as Xanax ranges depending on their location and scarcity.

In general, people can expect to pay around $3 to $5 per Xanax pill on the street, depending on the pill’s dosage and strength.

The popular benzodiazepine, Xanax, is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is not legally available except by prescription from a physician.

Despite this, Xanax is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs sold on the street.

Cost Of A Xanax Tablet (Xanax Bar) On The Street

Xanax comes in .25 mg, .50 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg pills. The 2 mg pills are “bars” that can be broken into four increments approximating .50 mg doses.

On the street, a 2 mg Xanax bar may cost around $5.

Cost Of Xanax Pills On The Street By Dosage

While costs vary, the typical street cost of Xanax is around $5 for a 2 mg bar.

However, this “fair” price is highly variable, and some people may pay upwards of $15 for a single 2 mg pill.

An average price for Xanax pills on the street:

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Price For Xanax At A Pharmacy

The typical pharmacy cost of Xanax for 30 2 mg pills can be around $25 ($0.60 per mg). This cost may be lower for larger prescription orders.

To prevent the abuse of Xanax, many state governments as well as the federal government have enacted strict regulations on how the drug is sold, which can greatly affect its price on the street.

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Benzodiazepines like Xanax are highly addictive and can cause dangerous side effects, including overdose death.

If you or a loved one is facing Xanax abuse, call one of our treatment specialists to get started with the best rehab program for your needs.

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Medically Reviewed by
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