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How Much Does Vaping Cost?

How Much Does Vaping Cost?

How much does vaping cost?

Year after year, the cost of a packet of cigarettes continues to rise due to the steady increase in tax trying to persuade the public away from smoking.

As of 2021, the cost of the most expensive packet of cigarettes varies by state sitting between $5.25 and $12.85 per pack 2. So, there's never been a better time to transition away from cigarettes to the much cheaper alternative, vaping.

The true cost of vaping for yourself will depend on the frequency and type of vape devices you're using. Despite this, the vape you choose will always save you money in comparison to the cost of smoking.

Here at vaping.com, we're here to help guide you through your options whilst making the switch to vaping from smoking. So, here's a breakdown of how much vaping costs in the US.

How much does vaping cost in the US?

Smoking Cost

Average Yearly
Vaping Cost

Average Yearly
Smoking Cost

$496.61

$2,427

Difference - $1,930.39

Vape device costs

On average, the cost is around $41.50 3  for a starter kit. This includes the device itself, a pod or tank, a coil and the USB cable for charging.

This is roughly the cost of three packets of cigarettes in the most expensive US states. So, from the get-go, you can already see the difference in the cost of vaping vs smoking.

Cost of E-Liquids

When it comes to your choice of vape liquid, there are a variety of vape juice flavors available. With our extensive vaping.com range, you'll always find the right one for you and your needs with a nicotine strength that suits your device.

On average, a vape juice costs $12.99 for our stronger nicotine salts and $11.99 for our regular sub-ohm vape juices but can be as little as $8.99 on our special offer emails. Depending on how big your bottle is and how much you're using, you may need a new juice every 5 days, or up to a fortnight if you're a conservative vaper. 

Cost of a Vape Coil

The coils can be an essential part of your kit if they aren't built into the pod so you will need a regular supply of these. You'll know you're in need of a replacement coil when you notice a drop-off in taste when drawing on your vape.

On average, you'll need to replace your coil anywhere from every 10 days to every month at an absolute minimum. Your average pack of replacement coils is going to cost you around $10.99.

Vape Cell Batteries

While many vape devices will include a non-removable battery cell that's charged via a USB cable, some vape devices will require external batteries, that are sold separately, however, their life span can last years if properly looked after and when they run out, there's no need to replace your vape device, just a new battery.

Your cell's lifecycle will differ depending on how often you vape and how you charge it. We recommend charging them externally with a specified high amp battery charger and investing in an extra battery so you always have a full one when you need it. If you're a heavy smoker who expects to vape often, then expect a cell to last up to a year.

If you're predicting an average level of use, then you're likely to get 2-3 years' worth of use. Typically, a replacement battery cell will set you back between $5.00 - $10.99.

Average Cost of Vaping

Taking into account all the above information, let's see how much you'll spend per year when we add up the annual costs of vaping.

Average Annual Vaping Cost

Component

Average Yearly Cost ($)

The device

$41.50

Vape juice

$311.74

Coils

$131.88

Batteries

$10.99

TOTAL

$496.61

Compared to the average cost of vaping vs smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for one year, you can expect to save a tremendous $1807.40! 4

By transitioning away from cigarettes, you can save yourself a considerable amount of money, while also enjoying the enhanced pleasure that comes with the greater variety of choices.

To find the perfect vape for your needs visit us at Vaping.com.

References

1 i - How much did cigarettes go up? Budget 2021 price increase explained and when rise came into effect

2 World Population Review Cigarette Prices by State 2022

3 The average cost of the device is based on the median value of vape starter kits listed on Vaping.com.

4 Calculations for vaping vs smoking are based on a person in the US who currently smokes a packet of twenty cigarettes per day.

 

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