How Much Does Alcohol Cost?

The following is a list of popular beer and prices from local grocery stores:

Domestic Beer 6-pack 12-pack
Bud Light $5.79 $10.49
Coors Light $5.79 $10.49
Milwaukee Best   $7.49
Pabst Blue Ribbon   $8.99

 

Moderated drinking of 3 beers/night on Friday and Saturday

Bud or Coors @ $.87/can =
$5.22 per weekend & $83.52 per semester

Milwaukee @ $.62/can =
$3.72 per weekend & $59.52 per semester

PBR @ $.75/can =
$4.50 per weekend & $72.00 per semester

High risk drinking of 6 beers/night on Friday and Saturday

Bud or Coors @ $.87/can =
$10.44 per weekend & $167.04 per semester

Milwaukee @ $.62/can =
$7.44 per weekend & $119.04 per semester

PBR @ $.75/can =
$9.00 per weekend & $144.00 per semester

The moderate drinker, with savings between $60 and $84 per semester, saves enough money that he/she could afford to:

  • drink higher quality, premium beverages
  • purchase up to 65 songs on iTunes
  • go see up to 9 movies at the theater with a student discount

Plus, with the average can of light beer containing anywhere from 100 to 110 calories, the moderate drinker saves him/herself an average of 630 calories per weekend.