We’ve all heard about how much oil we could save by not drinking bottled water, but let’s take a really quick look at how much money we could save. For this, let’s call the average price of bottled water $.50, which is a bit more than when you buy a huge pack of them ($.25) and way less than buying one at a store ($.99), sporting event, or concert ($3).
Say you drink one bottled water per day. That’s $182.50 per year. And for those of us not in the financial elite, $182.50 could be used for way better things like two months worth of cell phone bills, an amazing weekend adventure with your partner, or even nine STAY VOCAL T-Shirts. (I had to get that in there. Ha.)
Personally, I haven’t bought a bottled water in, oh jeez, at least four years. And no, shockingly, I have never been dehydrated! At home, I drink out of a glass and when I’m out, I always have one or two filled reusable water bottles with me. And that $730 that I’ve saved over four years has definitely been spent on better things.
Below is a quick poll to help you see how much money you could save per year.
If you answered:
- 0: Congrats. You’ve already saved the money.
- 1-7: You could save $26 – $182.50
- 8+: You could save $208.57 +