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In Colombia, you can get a gram for the price of a Big Mac.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1.5 million people over the age of 12 used cocaine in 2014, or about 0.6 percent of the population. And while the heroin and opioid use is on the rise, usage rates for cocaine are declining. This is in part because cocaine isn't your most cost-effective high. According to the National Drug Survey, the average price for a gram of cocaine is $78 per gram.

Using the U.N. World Drug Report and user-submitted data, the black-market site Havocscope compiled a list of how much cocaine costs around the world. Kuwait tops the price charts, at $330 a gram, while Colombia has the lowest prices at $3.50 per gram. 

As you can see, there is a vast range in what you'll pay for the white stuff. The farther you are from its sources—Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia account for all the harvest coca plants in the world—the more expensive it gets. For example, in Australia, it's outrageously pricy at $300 a gram, but in Bolivia itself, you can get pretty damn high for less than a Big Mac. In the U.S., prices range from $8 to $300, and that's based on location (you can get it cheaper in Los Angeles, since it's closer to the Mexican border, than in the boonies) and cut (since cocaine is often diluted for greater profit).

According to Havocscope, here's what you'd pay for cocaine across the globe, from highest to lowest: 

Kuwait

$330 per gram

United States 

$300 to $8 per gram (according to the Global Drug Survey, the average is $62)

Australia

$300 per gram 

Japan

$269.50 per gram 

Egypt

$205.50 per gram 

Ukraine

$189.60 per gram 

New Zealand

$179.30 per gram 

Moldova

$155.40 per gram 

Norway

$154.45 per gram 

Saudi Arabia

$133.50 per gram 

Romania

$132.50 per gram 

Estonia

$127.20 per gram 

Iran

$126.30 per gram 

Jordan

$126.30 per gram 

Cyprus

$119.20 per gram 

Philippines

$119 per gram 

Pakistan

$118.70 per gram 

Latvia

$112.60 per gram 

Montenegro

$111.20 per gram 

Sweden

$110.60 per gram 

Greece

$110.30 per gram 

China

$106.90 per gram (Hong Kong) 

Finland

$106 per gram 

Czech Republic

$104.80 per gram 

Croatia

$99.40 per gram 

Austria

$97.30 per gram 

Indonesia

$96.50 per gram 

Switzerland

$95.60 per gram 

Bulgaria

$94.90 per gram 

Ireland

$92.70 per gram 

Italy

$91.60 per gram 

Denmark

$89 per gram

Serbia

$88.20 per gram 

Germany

$86.90 per gram 

Thailand

$86 per gram 

Zimbabwe

$80 per gram

Israel

$80 per gram 

Poland

$53 per gram 

France

$79.50 per gram 

Spain

$79.50 per gram 

Albania

$79.50 per gram 

Lithuania

$78.90 per gram 

Turkey

$78.20 per gram 

Hungary

$72.10 per gram 

Belgium

$67.10 per gram 

United Kingdom

$61.50 per gram 

Portugal

$61 per gram 

Netherlands

$58.70 per gram 

Cuba

$56.70 per gram 

Lebanon

$40 per gram 

South Africa

$32.70 per gram 

Nigeria

$32.50 per gram 

El Salvador

$24 per gram 

Paraguay

$20 per gram 

Costa Rica

$17 per gram 

Guatemala

$13.30 per gram 

Brazil

$12 per gram 

Haiti

$10 per gram 

Venezuela

$9.30 per gram 

Honduras

$9.20 per gram 

Chile

$8.80 per gram 

Dominican Republic

$8 per gram 

Argentina

$5.90 per gram 

Ecuador

$5 per gram 

Peru

$4.50 per gram 

Bolivia

$3.50 per gram 

Colombia

$3.50 per gram

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