Drinking alcohol can financially impact your college experience. Whether you go out to clubs and bars or drink on campus there is a price tag for every version of a night out. Some of these expenses include transportation costs like your Lyft/Uber to the bar, that hangover brunch, and everything in between. The hidden costs associated with drinking can include smaller purchases like a $10 late night snack to an unexpected $1,300 ambulance ride. Over time those $10 late night purchases start to add up and consume your bank account or that ambulance ride can impede on your ability to cover next semester’s tuition. It’s important to stay in control of your finances and set a realistic budget before your night out. Even if you don’t feel like alcohol is costing that much in college, it is an expensive habit for life. Go to our finance page to learn how you can stay in control of your finances.
For a list of average Atlanta expenses associated with a night out see below1:
- Average cost of a late night fast food combo - $7
- Average Uber/Lyft cost (5miles) - $18
- Average cost of one cocktail - $11
- Average cost of one beer - $6
- Average cup of hangover coffee - $5