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How Much Does A Good Vape Cost?

How Much Does A Good Vape Cost?
When you are looking into purchasing a vape, something you are bound to notice is that there is a huge variance in price points. Unlike cigarettes that largely cost the same per pack regardless of the brand or manufacturer, vaping devices (e.g. vape pens) can vary dramatically in price.

Whilst the average price of a bog-standard, 'nothing special' vape sits somewhere between the $20 to $40 mark, some prices can be as high as $100 or more.

With Vaping, You Get What You Pay For

As the saying goes, though, you get what you pay for---more expensive vapes often deliver better value for money in the form of a better product that doesn't break easily, requires less maintenance, uses e-liquid more efficiently, and has more features.

Sure, you can get a vape for $20 but you could easily have to replace it five-or-more times, thus bringing the cost in line with a more expensive vape that you wouldn't have had to replace at all.

The Cost of Vapes and Vaping Equipment

The question of "how much is a good vape?" is quite subjective and not one that can be immediately answered with absolute certainty. As we mentioned above, pricing varies dramatically depending on your location, the manufacturer, and the nature of the product you are buying.

Many factors go into pricing for vaping products, including:

  • Cost per unit
  • Marketing
  • Inclusion of e-liquids
  • Advanced features
  • Battery power
It's not just the cost of the actual vaping device you need to consider, though. Replacement parts, new atomisers, e-liquids, and accessories are all potential costs.

To give you an idea of how much vaping equipment costs, though, let's take a look at some of our own premium product lines.

The Vantage Series

Vaper Empire Vantage Series Vape Pen The Vantage Series.
Starting with the Vantage Series, our entry-level vape pen delivers reliability and good performance for people who are looking for a simple vape pen that just works.

The Vantage costs $84.95 for a starter kit and this includes two rechargeable batteries, two clearomisers, and a power cable. To be clear, that's not one, but two vape pens in the kit.  For $25 extra, you can go for the Vantage Deluxe Starter Kit which includes four bottles of e-liquid and a leather-bound carry case in addition to everything else that's included in the standard kit.

The V-Twist Series

Vaper Empire V-Twist Series Vape Pen The V-Twist Series.
The V-Twist is one of our most popular vape pen product lines. It provides the end-user with ultimate control over their own vaping experience thanks to variable voltage and intake adjustment controls. While larger than our Vantage Series, the V-Twist is equipped with a more powerful battery and offers enhanced user control, allowing for a fully customised vaping experience.

The V-Twist comes in at $89.99 for a basic V-Twist Starter Kit (battery, two adjustable clearomisers, and a power cable). For an extra $30, you can get a Deluxe Starter Kit for $119.99 which includes a leather carrying pouch and a selection of e-liquids.

The Vibe Series

Vaper Empire Vibe SeriesThe Vibe Series.
Our Vibe Series vape pen borders on the line of vape mods; it is a boxy design that delivers a higher level of all-round performance resulting in a more powerful hit.

The Vibe is available to buy for $119.99 for a basic Vibe Series Starter Kit (battery, tank, spare atomiser, spare 'O' ring pack, two mouthpieces, and a power cable). Just like with the V-Twist, you can get the Vibe Series Deluxe Starter Kit for an extra $30, $149.99.


At Vaper Empire, we have two types of e-liquid: the Classic Collection E-Liquids and the Artisan Collection E-Liquids.

Our Classic Collection is a range of tried and tested classic flavours---cherry, cola, tobacco, menthol, coffee, apple, coconut, and spearmint are just a few of the many options available. Our Classic Collection e-liquids cost $11.95 for a 10ml bottle or $29.95 for 30ml.

The Artisan Collection is a range of custom concoctions developed in-house by our very own Vaper Empire team of mixologists. Delivering superior, intense flavour in refined blends, these e-liquids are hard to forget. Flavours including Rhubarb & Custard, Sweet Menthol, and Red Lemonade are completely unique to us. Our Artisan Collection e-liquids cost $14.95 for a 10ml bottle.

A 10ml bottle is equivalent to around 100 cigarettes (or five packs). Given that your bog-standard packet of cigarettes costs around $25-35 in Australia, your $11.95 spend on an e-liquid that will last you around a week translates to huge costs savings.

Coils, Tanks, and Batteries

The cost that many people do not consider is that of maintenance and replacing parts and components:

  • Your vape's coil will need replacing quite often if you are a heavy vaper (a pack of five coil replacement sets cost between $20 to $30 on average);
  • The battery will need replacing every so often, usually once or twice per year. Battery cost depends entirely on your device, but it is often the most expensive component coming in at between $20 to $80; and
  • Tanks need replacing if they become damaged or worn out and these can cost anywhere from $30 to $60 on average.
Even with these additional costs, though, vaping is still a whole lot cheaper than smoking cigarettes. At $25-35 for a single pack and with many people smoking a pack a day, the cost of smoking can quickly add up to hundreds per month.

Calculate Your Savings

To calculate how much you could save by switching to Vaper Empire products from cigarettes, check out our savings calculator on the Vaper Empire homepage.

As an example, someone who smokes a pack a day with 20 cigarettes in a pack where a single packet costs $25 could save $690 per month and only spend $60 on e-liquid. Even if you add on replacement coils and the unlikely scenario of multiple parts needing to be replaced every other month, you are still saving a boatload of money.

Make the Switch to Vaping Today

Ready to give vaping a chance? You can save more than just your money by making the switch from cancerous cigarette smoking to vaping e-liquids, and there's no better place to get started than on our online store.

At Vaper Empire, we are Australia's premier manufacturer and supplier of vaping products. Designing, creating, and selling everything from our own range of vape pens and devices to e-liquids and accessories, you can be safe in the knowledge that we know what we are doing, something backed up by our rave reviews and proven track record.

Find your perfect vaping device today!
8 October 2019

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