When you feel the need to save a chunk of change, there are a few things you need to take into consideration.
First things first, think about how you spend your money. Is it mainly on clothes? What about dinner or drinks? If you’re not including rent, everyone has their own favorite item to splurge on every once and a while.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, Starbucks can give your wallet a run for its money (pun intended). No matter what kind of job you have, what your favorite drink may be, or how you like to start your day, morning motivation begins with a drink for many.
Tea, coffee, espresso or latte: You name it, Starbucks has it. Their undeniable consistency has made them extremely successful, and no matter how much it costs, everyone is always coming back for more. That being said, if you go to Starbucks every morning, you may be racking up quite the monthly tab.
Looking to save a little bit of cash? Here’s a rough estimate of what you’re spending on Starbucks each month if you were to order a Grande (or medium) tea, coffee, or caffé latte from Starbucks three times a week. Keep in mind that some people go once a week, while others go daily. We tried to pick drinks that are the most average in both preparation and cost.
Grande Iced Black Tea
A classic, shaken iced tea at Starbucks with nothing added costs around $2.25 each. If you were to order this drink three times a week, that would put you at $6.75 per week and around $25 to $30 per month, without tax. Just for reference, a Grande hot tea costs around $2.
Grande Iced Coffee
A Grande iced coffee with or without milk costs about $2.65. Three visits a week would bring you to around $7.95, which would cost somewhere between $30 and $35 per month without tax. If you’d like to do the math for hot coffee, a Grande Pike usually costs $1.95.
Grande Caffè Latte
We chose this drink because it’s a common order that is a little more expensive than the basics. A Grande Caffè Latte will usually cost around $3.45. That means, three visits a week will cost you about $10.35 per week and about $40 per month.