The Coke Bubble

First we won the Snark War, now we're winning the Drug War — do Tuesdays get any better for dyspeptic addicts?

According to a seemingly not online Bloomberg report:

The inflation adjusted average price for cocaine has fallen by 40.1 percent from 1995 to 2004, opiates have fallen 49.3 percent.

The full UN World Drug Report is available here — it's heavy reading, but after a bong hit it totally syncs up with Piper At the Gates of Dawn. In case you're wondering if you're a victim of price-gouging, the US average price/gram of opiates is $116, and you can't go wrong with cocaine selling at $75. That's as of 2003, and it's risen along with your rent, but it's still nowhere near those high '90s numbers — buy! Buy!

Story, minus unformattable table, after the jump.

World Drug Report [UNODC]

Retail Drug Prices for Cocaine and Opiates by Country
2005-10-11 13:58 (New York)


By Alex Tanzi
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) — Following is a comparison of retail prices (street prices) for illicit drugs in Europe and the U.S. by US$ per gram, according to the UN World Drug Report. In 2004, Portugal had the cheapest cocaine prices and Belgium had the least expensive prices for opiates. The most expensive cocaine prices were in Finland, Iceland and Norway. Iceland had the most expensive opiates price per gram in 2004. The inflation adjusted average price for cocaine has fallen by 40.1 percent from 1995 to 2004, opiates have fallen 49.3 percent.