Enjoying your university years can be challenging on a student budget. Let's face it, sometimes alcohol is the best option for a great night out. That's why we've compiled some of the best options in terms of price vs. alcohol content at BC Liquor Stores — so you can party within a budget.
If your goal is to get hammered and wake up on a stranger's lawn, cheap vodka and rum are your best friends. Take it with mixers if you desire, but a 2L of Safeway cola is a whopping 99 cents — what are you, made of money?
Banff Ice and Polar Ice: $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Smirnoff: $21.49 - $22.29 / 30-40 per cent / 750ml
Sobieski / Skyy: $22.79 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Bacardi (Black): $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Captain Morgan: $21.29 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Kraken Black Spiced: $16.49 / 47 per cent / 350ml
If you are a semi-classy wine consumer, there's plenty of cheap wine that doesn’t taste horrible.
Barefoot and Naked: $7.49 / 13.5 per cent / 750ml
Franciscan California: $11.79 / 11.5 per cent / 1.50L
Mission Ridge: $26.99 / 11 per cent / 4.00L
Tequila: it’s all fun and games until you wake up in the garbage disposal.
Olmeca and Sauza: $23.79 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Jose Cuervo: $27.49 / 40 per cent / 750ml
Lastly, the official drink of every college student — beer. So many choices!
Faxe Premium Lager: $1.69 / 5 per cent / 500ml
Steamworks: $1.99 / 5.2 per cent / 500ml
Stanley Park Windstorm: $2.29 / 5.7 per cent / 500ml
Colt 45: $7.29 / 8 per cent / 6x355ml
Bavaria Original: $11.79 / 5 per cent / 6x500ml
Whatever your choice of liquor, stay safe kids – don’t drink and drive (or call your ex).