Soda Is About To Get More Expensive In Some Cities
A tax of 1 or 2 cents per ounce can add up.By Katherine Biek | November 11, 2016
Soda and other sugary drinks are about to cost more money. That is, if you live in San Francisco, Oakland or Albany, California; Boulder, Colorado; or Cook County, Illinois — all five just passed a soda tax.
The big one is definitely Cook County, which includes Chicago. Its penny-per-ounce tax will affect about 5.2 million residents, which is almost four times more people than the other new cities combined.