As of September 2014, a 40-ounce Budweiser costs $3 to $4 per bottle, depending on the store and part of the country in which the bottle is purchased. The alcohol tax varies by state, impacting the price of the beer.
Shipping costs from Budweiser's plant in North Georgia also increase the price of the beer in distant locations. Domestic beers are typically priced about the same, but the closer to the plant a person purchases the beer, the more likely it is that the beer will cost less. For example, buying a 40-ounce Coors Light is less expensive than buying a 40-ounce Budweiser in Colorado because Coors is brewed in that state.