Salt ranges in price from $.50 for a pound of table salt to $50.00 for a ton of road salt. The cost of salt depends on the particular type of salt, the quantity of salt purchased and the brand of the salt.
Kosher salt and sea salt are common alternatives to standard table salt, largely due to the fact that they do not contain additives, such as iodine, and are considered a more organic choice. Kosher and sea salts do not have as long of a shelf life as standard table salt, so it is important for consumers to pay attention to expiration dates. Standard table salt contains anti-caking agents that allow the salt to remain fresh for an extended period of time.