# Cost of Drinking Calculator

Drinking can be an expensive habit. You may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, but think about how much you spend on alcohol each week. It can add up.

 Average number of drinks per day Average price per drink (in dollars and cents, for example 4.50) Days per week that you drinkAverage weekly subtotalYearly total \$ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

One drink is one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler; one 5-ounce glass of wine; or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits. The amount of alcohol in any size drink will vary based on the amount of alcohol in the drink. For example, the amount of alcohol in a 12-ounce beer can vary from 4% to 6% or more.

A 750 ml bottle of wine contains about 5 5-ounce glasses. A liter bottle contains about 6 glasses.

A fifth of distilled spirits contains about 25 1-ounce shots. A quart contains about 32 shots, and a liter contains about 33 shots.

Medical Reviewers:

• Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
• Perez, Eric, MD
• Turley, Raymond Kent, BSN, MSN, RN