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Prices For Xanax On The Streets And On The Darknet

Last Updated: January 30, 2024

Authored by Nena Messina, Ph.D.

Reviewed by Michael Espelin APRN

The price of Xanax on the streets varies from region to region and country to country. In the U.S., Xanax can cost as little as $2 for a 1mg pill, or as much as $10.
On the internet (via the Darknet), prices for Xanax can be much less. Enough Alprazolam (the non-branded drug name) for 500 Xanax pills can be bought for as little as $50.

Furthermore, Xanax bars bought on the street do not contain know amounts of Alprazolam, which greatly increases the risks of overdosing. Only purchase Xanax from a pharmacy with a doctor’s prescription.

Xanax Price On The Streets

Xanax is one of the most popular and addictive prescription pharmaceuticals available today. This high-in-demand drug is not only available in pharmacies, however, but on the streets of the U.S., Europe, and around the world. The price of Xanax on the streets has been stable over the last twenty years, but predictions indicate that the price of this anti-anxiety drug on the street will decrease in the future.

The price of Xanax sold on the streets depends largely on the supply and demand in a specific location. Some states in the U.S. are over-saturated with Xanax dealers, while in some European countries there are many addicts and only a small number of dealers.

The average price of Xanax on the street is approximately $2 per 1 mg, $4 per 2 mg, and $6 per one Xanax bar.

Xanax Prices On The Streets Of The United States

On the east coast, dealers typically sell Xanax for $2 per 1 mg or $4 per 2 mg. In this area, addicts are willing to pay up to $20 for a 2 mg pill. Philadelphia is one of the most populous city in the U.S. and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Addicts in this thriving metropolis can easily attain Xanax for $5 per 2 mg.

The situation in New England is slightly different. Xanax prices on the streets in this area reach an astounding $10 per 1 mg pill.

In southern regions like Texas, the second largest U.S. state, Xanax used to be very inexpensive before 2010. Buyers could purchase two 2 mg Xanax pills for $5. In response to difficult economic conditions, the price of this street drug has gone up, and today users may pay up to $5 or even $6  for one 2 mg pill. In South Carolina, this narcotic typically costs $7 per 2 mg.

In Midwestern states such as Michigan, a 0.5 mg Xanax pill can be purchased on the streets for $3, while on the west coast, such as in California, prices vary from $3 to $7.

Xanax Prices On The Darknet

On the Darknet, an anonymous part of the Internet where illegal activities are often carried out, a Xanax bar can be ordered for $2 or $3. Addicts and dealers also may buy pure Alprazolam powder and make the pills themselves. An amount of Alprazolam equivalent to 500 Xanax pills can be purchased online for only $50.

One important difference between Xanax prices on the streets and on Darknet is that prices on the Darknet are not as stable as prices on the streets. Prices on the Darknet tend to fluctuate more quickly.

Is Xanax Legal?

What Does The Law Say?

Can One Buy Non-Prescription Xanax Bars? No, it is illegal to buy and use Xanax without a prescription.
For possession of equipment and ingredients used to make Xanax pills, dealers can get up to ten years in prison. Evidence of intent to sell the Xanax can add five more years to the sentence. In worst case scenarios, the culprits could also receive a life sentence.

Needless to say, Xanax is a highly addictive and very dangerous drug. On the streets, dealers often sell home-made pills and bars that contain uncertain amounts of Alprazolam powder, which increases the possibility of overdose and prolonged blackouts.

Page Sources

  1. Department of Consumer Protection. Alprazolam. https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Alprazolam.
  2. National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre. Why the TGA should make it harder for people to get Xanax. https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/blog/why-tga-should-make-it-harder-people-get-xanax. https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/blog/why-tga-should-make-it-harder-people-get-xanax.

Published on: January 21st, 2024

Updated on: January 30th, 2024

About Author

Nena Messina, Ph.D.

Nena Messina is a specialist in drug-related domestic violence. She devoted her life to the study of the connection between crime, mental health, and substance abuse. Apart from her work as management at addiction center, Nena regularly takes part in the educational program as a lecturer.

Medically Reviewed by

Michael Espelin APRN

8 years of nursing experience in wide variety of behavioral and addition settings that include adult inpatient and outpatient mental health services with substance use disorders, and geriatric long-term care and hospice care.  He has a particular interest in psychopharmacology, nutritional psychiatry, and alternative treatment options involving particular vitamins, dietary supplements, and administering auricular acupuncture.


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