Save Money: Disposables vs Refillable Vapes, which is Cheaper?

Save Money: Disposables vs Refillable Vapes, which is Cheaper?

BUT is it really cheaper to buy disposable vapes than it is to vape refillable pod systems or a vape pen kit?

In this article, we'll discover the benefits of purchasing your own pod vape kit compared to disposables and how it can help you to save your hard-earned money in the process.

How much do disposable vapes cost?

From Elf Bars to IVG's, disposable vapes are in popular demand for their compact size and simplicity, not to mention the fact you can order a 600-puff bar for roughly £6. However, if you're looking to branch out to 1500 puffs or above, you're going to be looking at £14 minimum per disposable vape, this is where the bucks can start piling up.

Luckily for most casual vapers, these smaller, 600 puff bars containing 2ml of e-liquid, last around 2-3 days, with less than 1% of vapers managing to see off one bar in 24 hours.

If you're one of our aforementioned casual vapers, you're still spending a large £855-£1280 annually, on these seemingly low-cost devices.

How much should I spend on a vape starter kit?

Whether you'e new to vaping or a disposable enthusiast looking for a more cost-effective way to vape, then a vape starter kit could be the perfect purchase.

Here on, you can purchase high-quality starter kits such as the award-winning VooPoo Drag Q pod kit for just £30, containing the complete package, including a mod, re-usable pod tank and replaceable coils.

For even less, you can find pocket-sized pod kits such as the Uwell Caliburn G2 and the Vaporesso XROS 2 for just £23.99, consisting of a disposable pod and the device itself.

Save money through vaping a refillable device?

Figuring out how much you spend on disposables each month is always a good place to start when asking yourself this question.

Once you've purchased your shiny new starter kit for roughly £30 and two delicious vape juices at 30ml each, you're looking at £50 for one month's vaping.

Sound like a lot?

On the contrary, if we look at the average vaper who consumes 2ml of e-liquid every 2-3 days, disposable vapes for one month would set you back a whopping £70-£105.

In the world of vape kits, your first month will always be the most expensive due to the cost of the initial device and sourcing your favourite e-liquids.

After this, outgoings to keep in mind will be new coils (£5 every 1-2 weeks) and new vape juices, this comes at roughly £30 per month, which is significantly less than the overall cost of disposables.

Annually, refillable vape kits cost the average user around £310. To put this into perspective, if you tend to purchase 5 or more disposable vapes a month, you'll financially benefit from switching to refillable vapes.

You can browse a huge range of disposables and refillable vape kits here on, along with our fresh guides giving you all the information you need to pick the perfect pod kit partner.

In conclusion

Disposable vapes soon stack up in cost and despite being cheap initially over the course of a year, they will cost you up to £900 dollars more!

With a refillable vape device, you will get:

  • A longer lifespan
  • A wider choice of flavours
  • A more environmentally friendly habit
  • A flexible experience with the ability to switch vaping styles from:
    • An aerier sub-ohm experience with regular vape juices between 0-12mg
    • Or tighter, more restricted mouth-to-lung experience with stronger nicotine salts from 10-50mg in strength!

Giving you the ability to find out exactly what kind of flavours and experience suits you along with the option to cut down in nicotine strength as and when required.

If you're looking for more information on the best cheap vapes then check out our blog article. 


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