Cost of Drinking Calculator

By Lambert, J.G. M.D. 
July 09, 2019

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.

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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.


July 09, 2019


Economic Costs of excessive drinking in the U.S., 2006. Bouchery E. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2011;41(5).

Reviewed By:  

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