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How Much Does a Can or Bottle of Coke Cost?

Last Updated on December 29, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Coke, or Coca-Cola, is one of the most popular soft drinks in the world. This Cola flavored carbonated drink was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton as a medicine. In 2020, Coca-Cola was ranked number six in the world’s best global brands.

How much does Coke cost?

The average cost of a 0.20 liter Coca-Cola bottle is somewhere between $1 and $3. This heavily depends on the geographical location of the consumer and the store from where it is purchased. However, purchasing a 20-ounce Coke bottle from a funfair, mall, or even at a movie theatre, will cost somewhere around $4.50. A Coke from a vending machine will also be expensive.

Another major factor that influences the cost of a Coke, will be the size and the packaging. The drink can be found in aluminum cans and bottles, plastic bottles, and also glass bottles. Generally, the cost of a can will be lower than a glass bottle of Coke.

For example, at Walgreens, a 12-ounce glass bottle of Coke is $2.19, while a 16-ounce can of Coke is $1.99.

The cost of a 2-liter bottle of Coke is somewhere from $1.99 up to $3.5. For instance, at the Walgreens retail store, the cost is around $3.29, while at Walmart the cost will be around $2.68.

Also, you can purchase the drink in can packs of 6, 12, or 24 and bottle packs of 4, 6, and 8, depending on how much you need.

A 12-pack of 12-ounce cans will be somewhere from $7 to $10. At Walgreens, you can find it for $9.49 while at Walmart the cost is around $7.46.

According to Copytchnet.com, in Southeast Georgia, you can pay around $2.26 for a 20-ounce bottle of Vanilla Coke.

You can find different sizes of Coke bottles and cans and their prices in the table below:

Size Target Cost Walgreens Cost Walmart Cost
20-ounce bottle $2.29 $2.69 $1.99
12-ounce can $2.10 $1.99 $1.68
2 L bottle $2.69 $3.29 $2.68
12 pack 12-ounce can $7.49 $9.49 $7.46
6 pack 16.9 ounce can $4.89 $5.99 $4.98

Keep in mind that the cost will heavily vary depending on your store location. Different local taxes may influence the cost of Coke.

Factors that affect the price

Your geographical location

As stated above, the cost of a Coke drink may vary based on local taxes. Depending on your region and local taxes, businesses may need to add more or less to their products.

The store

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The type of store may affect the cost of a Coke drink. If you purchase a Coca-Cola from a convenience store you can expect to pay more than if you purchase one from a grocery store.


Generally, products are more expensive at funfairs, concerts, movie theatres, or sports games. Expect to spend more for a Coke if you attend an event.

Restaurant location

Usually, restaurants have a standard retail price. However, depending on the restaurant you may find different prices for a glass of Coke. For example, your local corner restaurant will charge less than an exclusive restaurant.

Size and type

Coca-Cola drinks come in sizes from 7.5 ounces up to 3 liters, in aluminum cans, plastic, or glass bottles. Based on these factors, the costs will greatly vary.

Also, Coca-Cola sometimes offers limited edition Coke. This can be a slightly different bottle, a funky design, or a unique size, and the costs of these limited edition drinks will vary as well.


If you order the products online, you might have to pay an additional fee for shipping them to your location.

Coke soda overview

24-pack Coke BottlesBesides the size and packaging, the Coca-Cola drink comes in different flavors and ingredients. These are Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Caffeine-free Coca-Cola, Diet Coke Caffeine-free, Coca-Cola Vanilla, Coca-Cola Cherry, and some special editions like Coca-Cola Lime, Coca-Cola Lemon, and Coca-Cola Coffe. Expect to find different costs between these types of drinks.

Coca-Cola drinks can be purchased in different types of containers. Such as an aluminum can, plastic or glass bottle, and served from a fountain pop. People typically prefer Coke cans and plastic bottles since they are less likely to be damaged and are less expensive.

The most common size for a can is the 12-ounce one and for a plastic bottle, the 20-ounce one. They can also be found in various sizes such as 8, 12, and 16-ounce cans, or 12, 16.69 oz, 1,25, and 2 L bottles.

Coke is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It can be found in grocery stores, vending machines, restaurants, funfairs, and gas stops.

Coca-Cola company provides its customers with a satisfaction guarantee with each drink. The customer has the opportunity to call the Coca-Cola Company to address their complaints regarding the Coke drink. Usually, in order to satisfy its clients, Coca-Cola will reimburse the money for the drink.

Saving money on the Cola soda price

Glass bottles will always be more expensive than plastic ones.

To save money, choose to buy in packs, rather than one product at a time. You will have drinks for a longer period of time at a cheaper cost. Retail stores such as Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, or Walmart, will always provide different packs of Coke.

Consider buying a 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola rather than cans per ounce. You will definitely be able to save some money.

Usually, markets provide discounts for these products, especially around the holidays or well-known events, such as the Super Bowl. Always keep an eye out for sales and try to purchase a larger amount.

Coupons are also available for Coca-Cola, in stores and also online.

The Dollar Tree locations will always have the less expensive products, even drinks.

If you’re not set on drinking a Coca Cola beverage, look around at the prices offered by competitors like Pepsi.

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