8 Ball Of Coke – What is the Real Cost of Getting High?

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How Much Is An 8 Ball Of Coke?

An 8 ball of coke is equal to 3.5 grams of cocaine. 3.5 grams of a drug is one-eighth of an ounce (28.34 grams). Coke dealers and buyers may also use this term to refer to the same amount of meth.

A Quick Overview Of Coke

What Is Coke?

Coke is the most popular nickname of the stimulant drug Cocaine. Interestingly, it is both an illegal drug as well as a legal medication. The addicts use it by snorting, smoking or injecting. It causes high by increasing the level of a brain chemical. They call it dopamine. The source of coke is coca leaf.

The effects of coke depend on the duration of abuse. Also, how they use it also determines the effects. In general, they are an increase in alertness, irritability, violent behavior and restlessness. It is a high profile illicit drug. Notably, many rich people have shown an undying love for this. This fetish is one of the reasons why the drug cartels are enjoying a honeymoon period.

What Is The Price Of An 8 Ball Of Coke?

It is not easy to pinpoint the price of an 8 ball of coke. Various factors determine cocaine prices. For example, it depends on the supply, demand, and state they live in. In fact, determining the price of an illegal drug is almost impossible. This is true, even for the DEA officials.

As a result, it creates a puzzle. There are many sources that claim the price of an 8 ball of coke to range from $60 to $80. While others report that cocaine prices in America are $120 per gram. This clearly shows how the price can vary by a huge margin.

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Here is one authentic report on the price of cocaine. This is according to the analysis of Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA’s) System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE) data. It says the price of cocaine in January 2007 was $98 per gram. Likewise, the price per gram increased to $193 at the end of December 2013.

Buying cocaine is illegal. No one should engage in this activity as the risks are high.

The Economics Of Coke In The US

Purer cocaine at a lower price only indicates the cutthroat competition among the drug suppliers in the US. From the 1980s to the present, this has been the trend of cocaine business. In fact, the vendors are using this strategy to establish their foothold in the drug world. This shows the dirty face of narco-terrorism. As per the DEA analysis, cocaine purity has stayed almost the same since the last few decades. That is at 90%. This trend has continued since its widespread availability in 1985.

Yet, this is not the case for the crack, a crystal form of cocaine.

There is a sharp fluctuation in the cocaine prices among different cities. Besides, the DEA officials say the prices may vary even within a city. This may have a link with the high variations in the purity. For these reasons, determining the prices of cocaine is a headache for them.

An 8 Ball Of Coke Costs More Than The Dollars

8 ball of coke in a bag

No doubt, cocaine causes many negative health effects. When you look at the economic burden of this problem, the price to pay only surges. In fact, cocaine ranks second among the drugs that cause overdose deaths. In 2014, 5856 Americans died by overdosing on it.

Cocaine prices and visits to ER have an inverse relationship. Simply put, the higher the price, lower is the level of emergencies and death. This is according to a study published in Statistics in Medicine 1995.

All things considered, the price you pay for an 8 ball of coke is definitely higher. After all, coke is nowhere near to the value of your life or health.

Why They Use An 8 Ball Of Coke Instead Of 3.5 Grams

As a matter of fact, finding the exact reason for this may not be possible. Nevertheless, the term “8 ball of coke” is famous among the drug dealers and the users. One probable reason might be that using such terms makes the deal secretive. That way, they might be able to prevent the flow of the information to the police.

How Has Coke Supply Suffered In The Last Decade?

Starting from early 2007, cocaine supply to the US has plunged. The most important factors for this include:

  • Sliding cocaine production in Colombia
  • Increased demand for cocaine across the globe especially in Europe
  • Higher amount of cocaine seized through 2009
  • Increased counter-drug activities by the government of Mexico

(This is according to the National Drug Threat Assessment 2010 report)

Want To Know More?

To learn more about the price of coke, talk to the experts. They can provide you the most accurate information on this.

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View Sources
  1. Heroin and cocaine prices in Europe and USA. United Nations Office on Drugs And Crime. https://dataunodc.un.org/drugs/heroin_and_cocaine_prices_in_eu_and_usa
  2. 2016 National Drug Price and Purity Data. DEA Intelligence Report. 2018. https://ndews.umd.edu/sites/ndews.umd.edu/files/dea-2016-national-drug-price-purity-data.pdf
  3. Galia J. Benítez, et al. Following the price: identifying cocaine trafficking networks in Colombia. Global Crime. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17440572.2019.1588116


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  • David
    very costlymoney -& health
  • eeek
    very helpful, thank you!
  • Dr. Paulo
    Hi david . you have experience costly health issues as well as financialDr Paulo
  • George A Brown
    1997, $20 GM, NYC
  • M
    I don’t mean to be ignorant but even I know that and 8ball of coke STARTS @ $280 and can go as high as $360, at least thats what it costs if u but it anywhere near where i live. Alberta-ish
    • boogie w
      my friend you are what the dealers call a LICK
      • Ignorant
        Hey boogie w, please educate me on the definition of a “lick”. Thank you. Sincerely, Ignorant (but not for long).
    • Jose T
      Really …$160 st8 cash out the door ..
      • Beee
        What about in the east Bay area cali?
  • M
    I know that $60-$80 for an 8 ball of coke, is ridiculous and I know nothing about it! If it’s $60 that means ur paying $20/gram. Ridiculous, like I said. Even $120 is d**b, $40/gr is ridiculous also! Around here it’s more like $80-$120/gr and $280-$360 for an 8 ball.
    • T
      Exactly. Here is $70-90 for a gram.
    • Lmk
      What city n state u in
    • Jim
      U hit it rite on the nose
  • Jobless
    It’s 2019 and I pay 180 for a 8-ball y’all mfers getting ripped off and I get fish scale damn near pure.
    • Ronald Bohn
      To Jobless, I don’t think the mfers are getting ripped off. The going rate varies from city to city. I’m guessing that you live in Fla. or some port city like NYC, LA or even Philly. Paying a higher price for drugs is an agreement between two people. IMHO getting ripped off is when the money is grabbed and stolen or when the product is bogus. Buyer beware!! Ron
      • ...shame on me"
        Ronald, I’m sure that you know the beginning of the quote that I used the end of as my name (very apropo). I am one of the ignorant people you describe at the end of your helpful comment. My experience came at the hands of my “nephew”, the 1st time – the product was not even the “real McCoy” (supposedly). I wouldn’t know – never even saw it. The 2nd time, same “nephew”, never saw or heard from him again. Of course $ was handed over 1st and his “contact” (if there ever even was one) didn’t want strangers coming around. Well, finally got a ball elsewhere – 2.5g = $225 (1g = $100 from this salesman), so saved $25 for that amount. But have since read that ball is 3.5g and supposed to save on price for purchasing larger amount. That is the extend of my ball (or any other size) experience. Thank you for your helpful knowledge.
    • Candy c
      I bet you don’t live in Manhattan. It depends on where you live. The higher the demand, the higher the price. Nyc and LA is obviously most expensive. It also depends the amount you but just like any other product in the world. The more bulk, the higher the discount. It’s simple economics.
    • Jose T
      Real Talk … $800 for them for rich kids from the Hills ..
    • Lucky
      Where do u live?
  • J
    It’s called an 8 ball because it is 1/8 of an ounce. Prices in my area going from $150-$180. Drugs are bad mkay…
  • Blood
    Well and 8bal in Houston anywhere from 80 to 110
    • Puke Farter
      I need to know ur guy! I have never found anything in Houston under $200 for a with ball.There a guy in Vegas that has pure magic for $100 a g. Worth every penny. A lot of the Houston stuff has been stepped on.In Chicago it will cost you $200 for 2.5 g. But you can get it. Cheaper if you buy weight. I can buy 3-4 ounces for much more reasonable prices than $125/g.
  • Natasha Johnson
    Where I live we call it a ball park and it cost $150. A gram is $50 and a half a gram is $25.
  • Todd D
    I’m In NY. Wallkill past year the Bronx And the heights have gone to s**t. Help of your close by
  • Terri
    Michigan it’s 200.00 for a ball 3.5 grams