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Can't do without that morning cup, or cups, of coffee? For many of us, it's an essential part of our day. But it comes with a cost, and for those who consume coffee daily, it can add up.

USA TODAY Network offers a coffee cost generator to help you find out how much you're spending on your cup(s) of joe, whether it's at Starbucks or brewed at home.

QUIZ: Which coffee beverage are you?

After learning how much you spend over a month, year and even decades, take a look below to see what else you could've purchased with your coffee budget.

If you gave up one 16 oz. cup of coffee, it would take you:

84 days if you gave up Starbucks and 2,188 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a main-level ticket at Yankee Stadium.

143 days if you gave up Starbucks and 3738 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford an iPad mini.

247 days if you gave up Starbucks and 6,463 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a two-day cruise to Mexico.

6,810 days if you gave up Starbucks and 178,750 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford the average cost of tuition, room and board for one year at a public university.

10,679 days if you gave up Starbucks and 280,313 days if you gave up a cup brewed at home to afford a new Toyota Camry.


Starbucks estimates are based on a 16-ounce grande coffee at $2.10 per cup. Home-brewed estimates are based on an approximate $8 cost of a 34 ounce can of Folgers or Maxwell House, which amounts to about $.08 per 16 ounce serving.

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