How Much Does Bottled Water Cost on Average?

How Much Does Bottled Water Cost on Average?

How Much Does Bottled Water Cost on Average?

Prices for bottled water vary wildly, but a 2013 study by the Beverage Marketing Corporation states an average price of $1.21 per bottle. Purchase quantity, region and the type of supplier all affect the cost of a bottle of water.

The study further notes that most consumers prefer to purchase bottled water in bulk from grocery stores, which costs significantly less per bottle. A consumer who drinks eight cups of bottled water per day spends an average of $1,400 over the course of a year. In contrast, drinking eight cups of tap water each day for a year has an average cost of less than $0.50.