If you love sparkling water or just fizzy drinks, getting a SodaStream might seem like a no-brainer! I mean, so the right in the comfort of your home? Sounds like a dream come true to me! But, is SodaStream really worth it? I mean, yes you get fizzy drinks on demand, but is that the best route to take?
The biggest selling point of Sodastream is that they claim that you’re saving a lot of money by making carbonated drinks yourself. But how economical is it really? How much soda do you think you need to drink before the Sodastream pays for itself? Well, I’ve done the math for you 🙂
In this article, we will go over the economics of Sodastream and if it’s worth it in 2022.
Is SodaStream worth it?
Unless you are a serious soda drinker, SodaStream is not worth it. If you drink soda occasionally, it might take you years or even decades for the Sodastream machine to pay itself off. It might make more economical sense to continue buying your soda from the grocery store.
If however your family drinks a very high-volume of soda, then SodaStream may be worth it. For its to make economical sense, you would have to be drinking at least a couple of glasses of SodaStream a day Pretty regularly. Any less would not making any economical sense.
How much does SodaStream cost?
When you are considering the cost of Sodastream, they are multiple expenses you would need to account for. Not only do you have start-up costs oh, but you will have phone going costs as well. Let’s take a look at both.
1. Startup costs
To get started, the most basic and standard SodaStream will cost you around $70. This is the price at the time of writing this article. If you want something a bit fancier or more bottles, it can go all the way up to $190. The kids will usually come with the machine itself, a bottle, and CO2.
If you’re saving an average of $0.09 per liter of soda, you would have to drink about 556 liters of soda for the machine to pay itself off. That is a lot of soda! For the average soda drinker, the machine would just simply never pay itself off. Bummer.
2. Consumption costs
When using the machine as directed, each soda mix bottle costs about $5 And makes about 12 liters of flavored soda. To make 60 liters of soda, it would cost you about $25 in soda mixes and wants you to cartridge costing $15. All in all, you don’t need to spend about $40 to make six to each other. Divided up, it’ll cost you about $0.67 per liter of Flavored soda.
Comparatively, the average cost per liter of generic soda cost $0.89. You will save about $0.22 per liter when you make soda using SodaStream. However, if you factor in the cost of the machine itself, you would need to drink about 591 liters of soda stream before you break even! Again, that is still a lot of soda.
3. Health costs
One cost that people don’t put into consideration is your health costs. The average 34 Oz bottle of soda is about 300 calories! Not only do you have to account for calories, but all the additives and sweeteners that have health consequences.
If you are consuming an average of 1 liter of soda per day, That’s getting amounts to over 100,000 calories per year. This is Justin soda alone! What a gigantic ask for your body by consuming these empty calories! If you are at all health-conscious, then this extra cost of your health is a serious consideration to have. Having such easy access to a soda machine does have its health costs and consequences.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, you will have to be a very serious soda drinker to justify the cost of a Sodastream. For the average person and average family, having a SodaStream can take even decades to pay itself off. You are better off drinking store-bought soda.
On the other hand, having a SodaStream it’s just fun and convenient. If you are not worried about the financial aspect of it, been getting a soda stream can still be justifiable. Sure, you’re not saving tons of money by not getting one, but the convenience and environmental benefits might still be worth it!
Let me know in the comments if you have one and if you are happy with your purchase!