How Much Does a Vape Cost?

The average cost of a vape is about $20-40 depending on which style you choose. There are many different styles, so read further to find out what you should pay for a vape and how to save some money.

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We will take a look at the different types of mods/kits that you can get your hands on. Hopefully, at the end of this blog, you’ll have a firm grasp of your choices and pricing options. You can also find sales and deals on vapes in our Deal of the Week category!

The average set-up cost can vary depending on where you purchase and the type of device you are looking for. We will talk about the two main types of set-ups you’ll be looking at to buy for when you first start up: Starter Kits and Pod Mods.

Starter Vape Kits (Average Cost - $40)

Starter Kits come in a variety of styles and varied price range, but in that, there are two main types: Internal battery and external battery. Let's go over what these are and why you might want one.

Internal Battery:

These types of starter kits have the battery built into the mod and often have a lower watt range, which typically maxes out around 80w, which is nice for those just starting out and aren’t used to vaping huge clouds. You also don’t have to carry around spare batteries if clutter is an issue for you - just charge and go! While you can swap your tanks out with some of these kits, we suggest sticking with the tank the kit comes with. Some great examples of these types of kits are the Voopoo Mojo and the Aspire PockeX. Another benefit of internal battery kits is the possibility of straight voltage, which takes the guesswork out of what voltage you should be vaping at and allows you to focus on your vaping journey. These types of devices range from $20 to $50, and in that, you get the entire kit from tank to mod to pre-installed coil all in one box.

External Battery:

Now external battery kits are the opposite of the previously mentioned internal battery kits because you guessed it, the batteries are removable. Now if you don’t mind carrying around an extra battery or two, you could potentially vape all day with the only break that you take is swapping out one set of batteries for another. Some good options are the Uwell Nunchaku and the Vaporesso Revenger. Bear in mind you always want to practice battery safety when using external battery kits. If you’d like some basic pointers you can always check out our “Battery Safety Video”. Now the watt range for these devices are far larger and can meet or exceed 220w, so this device can grow with you as you become more accustomed to vaping. When starting out though, just go with the rating on the coils, as if you exceed the recommended rating you can burn them out. Now, these devices come in a very wide array of prices, but on average they cost roughly $40 for the kit only and $50-$60 when you add in batteries since they are sold separately.

Pod Vape Kits: (Average Cost - $20-25)

Pod mods are another great way to get into vaping. These tend to be very small in both stature and price as well as being all-in-one with the battery, mod, and pod (the tank of a pod mod) being all housed in the mod or attached to it. These mods are often used with nic salts - a variant of regular freebase e-liquid, which gives more nicotine per puff at a lower wattage so you don't have to vape as much. Now, when it comes to pod mods they come in two types: pre-filled and refillable.


With refillables you can refill and reuse the pod multiple times. With some of these pod mods (like the Vaporesso Mate1) the coil and pod are one and the same, so you will have to eventually replace the pod. With others (for example, the Aspire Breeze 2) you can replace the coils within the pod. These types of mods also have internal batteries, so when the battery gets low, just plug it in and you are back on your way.

Refillable & Prefilled:

When it comes to these pod mods they both tend to on average around 20-25 dollars in terms of initial cost. This will, of course, go up if you decide to buy spare coils from the outset.

In Conclusion

As you can see, you have a great deal of choices at your beck and call to get your start in vaping. All have their perks and caveats but at the end of the day, as long as you do your research and do what works best for you, you’ll be up and vaping in no time. So with a tip of my metaphorical hat, I say good luck on your vaping beginnings, it’s going to be a fun ride!

Author: Gabriel Pimentel

Gabriel is a student of the vaping industry that loves to help inform the community and answer their questions. He started his vaping career in 2015 as a customer service agent and now answers the public’s questions in the Wild Blogger. He loves to hear from his readers and answer their questions! 

Posted by Gabriel on Nov 14th 2018

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