a bit unnerving but true
One 16-ounce can of Monster Energy drink (what I used to drink) costs $2.70.
A 24-pack of 16-ounce bottles of water costs $4.00.
Doing the math, each bottle of water is 17¢.
The absolute cheapest price you can buy Monster for is if you buy it in cases (24 cans per case) from Sam's Club which I used to do. That costs $33 per case after tax. That still only brings the price down to $1.38 per can.
I'm glad I don't drink Monster anymore.