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How Much Does Kratom Cost?

Kratom is a powder made from grinding the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, an indigenous plant in Southeast Asia. The herb has been a staple of traditional medicine for hundreds of years and is becoming more popular in America and other western countries.

With the recent interest in and demand for kratom, some companies are overcharging for kratom powder or capsules because buyers are unsure what they should spend.

In this guide, you’ll learn the average cost of kratom and some factors that can influence the total price.

Written by Wade Paul
Last Updated 2 years ago

Wade Paul

Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Wade Paul is the founder and editor-in-chief at

How Much Does Kratom Cost?

Generally speaking, kratom powder costs less the more you buy. You’ll pay less per ounce on average, though this isn’t always true; always break the cost down to check.

Here’s the price range of kratom across the US:

  • 1 oz (28 g): $6-$12
  • 8 oz (250 g): $30-$55
  • 35 oz (1000 g/1 kilo): $90-$240

The average cost per ounce is about $8, and 1 kilo is, on average, about $150.

Suggested Reading: Guide to Buying & Using Kratom Powder

What Are the Cost Factors That Affect Kratom Prices?

Many factors come into play when determining the final cost of kratom. The below factors will determine where within that range your total will fall.

1. Quantity

The amount of kratom you buy will almost always have the biggest impact on the price you pay. Most companies offer significant discounts when you buy larger quantities.

For example, purchasing a one-ounce container of kratom powder from a vendor might cost around $6- $12, while a kilogram could cost $150, or about $4 per ounce.

If you know which strain you want and are confident you’ll finish a larger container, buying kratom in bulk is typically the best way to save, regardless of the other factors.

Some companies even allow you to split your kilo, so you can get four strains instead of just one.

2. Where You Purchase

You can purchase kratom online or locally. Physical locations include everything from smoke shops to gas stations.

However, buying kratom online is usually much cheaper. Online stores don’t have the overhead costs of a physical store (rent, utilities, etc.), and no middleman gets a profit cut.

Not only is buying online more affordable, but you often get better quality kratom. Online vendors work directly with the manufacturer or farmers and have complete control; they’ll ensure the kratom is stored correctly and left unadulterated.

Additionally, kratom from a reputable online source will have third-party lab results so you can verify the purity and potency before you buy. You can check out our kratom vendor reviews for guidance.

Even if you shop exclusively online, the specific vendor you select may charge higher or lower prices than others.

3. Strain

There are many different kratom strains to choose from, and which one you choose can have some influence on the price you’ll pay. Popular strains like Green Maeng Da tend to be more affordable because they’re more accessible. More farmers produce them, so the supply keeps up with demand.

Conversely, less popular strains might be produced in lower quantities and fetch higher prices.

Some strains, like Red Dragon Kratom and Yellow Horn Kratom, are rare because of exclusive farming rights or production processes. As such, the demand typically far exceeds supply, and companies charge more for them.

Finally, potency can also influence the price. Potent strains are usually more desirable and last longer, so prices increase to match demand.

For rare or highly potent strains, you can expect to pay about 10% more — or even higher in some cases.

Suggested Reading: Most Expensive & Rare Kratom Strains

4. Delivery Method

Kratom comes in four different forms: raw leaves, kratom powder, kratom capsules, and kratom tinctures. Raw leaves are the cheapest delivery method, followed by kratom powder and then kratom capsules. Kratom tinctures tend to be the most costly.

The average cost for kratom leaves is around $10 per ounce when purchased online. Kratom powder averages around $12 per ounce online, and kratom capsules will typically run you about $16 per ounce. All of these prices reflect the cost when purchasing a single ounce.

Kratom tinctures are the most expensive, but they tend to be significantly more potent. They cost an average of $1.30 per mL. The potency can range quite a bit, and the total is based on milliliters rather than grams, so comparing this cost to other delivery methods is challenging.

5. Quality

Finally, the quality of the kratom you purchase can drastically affect the price. Quality refers to the purity and potency, which many reputable online vendors verify with third-party lab results and, sometimes, certification from the American Kratom Association. Generally, more expensive kratom tends to be high quality, but this isn’t always the case.

A low-quality kratom powder from an online vendor that doesn’t provide lab results will average around $8 per ounce when you buy a single ounce. If you’re looking for the highest quality kratom with complete lab results and high potency, you can expect to pay around $15 per ounce when you buy just one ounce.

Wrapping Up: Kratom Cost & Finding the Best Price

Most kratom users prefer to buy kratom online for several reasons. Most importantly, you can verify the safety and potency of products online if you choose a reputable vendor that provides lab results for their products. Online vendors typically come with lower prices despite higher-quality products because no intermediary is taking a cut.

The most affordable kratom that’s still safe and of high quality will come from an established online vendor, come in powder form, and come in large quantities (1 kg or more). Never put your health at risk for low-quality kratom.