Costs of cocaine around the world

The Economist has an interesting graph and brief article about the cost of cocaine around the world.

  • The farther away a country from the main producers in South and Central America, and the more isolated it is, the higher the cost to traffick there.
  • Cheapest in Colombia, the world’s biggest producer of coca: at $2, a gram costs less than a Big Mac
  • In far-flung New Zealand, a gram costs a wallet-busting $714.30