Can’t seem to go without that morning cup, or cups, of coffee? You’re not alone. For so many of us, it’s a necessary part of our day. But it does come with a cost, and for those of us who drink coffee daily, it will add up.
USA Today Network has produced a coffee cost calculator to help you find out how much you’re coffee is costing you, whether it’s coffee that is purchased or brewed at home.
To see how much your coffee is costing you, click here.
The calculator gives two options: ‘Starbucks’ or ‘Make at home.’ Unfortunately, there isn’t a Starbucks where I live, (probably a good thing for my wallet) but there are equivalents- such as Dunkin Donuts, Stewarts or Tim Hortons. Therefore, I selected the ‘Starbucks’ option to represent my morning trips to Stewarts, for that iced coffee I can’t seem to live without.
After you calculate how much you currently spend over the period of a month, year and even decades, take a look below to see what you could’ve purchased with your coffee money!
If you gave up one 16 oz. cup of coffee a day, it would take you:
30 days if you gave up coffee to-go and 787 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a 3 Month Gym Membership.
47 days if you gave up coffee to-go and 1,250 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a full day at a spa.
76 days if you gave up coffee to-go and 2,000 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a field level MVP seat at a New York Yankees game.
238 days if you gave up coffee to-go and 6,250 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a new iPad Pro.
700 days if you gave up coffee to-go and 8,750 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a 7 Day Cruise to the Bahamas.
Do you think you’ll be cutting back on that cup of joe? After learning that a spa day only costs 47 coffee-less days, I might be cutting back on my iced coffee…a little.