Many variables come into play, but a ton (2,000 lbs.) of courser grades of sand costs $27 to $50.
Sand is sold by the cubic yard or half cubic yard. One cubic yard of sand weighs about 2,500 lbs.
One factor that will change the price of sand is location. In some parts of the country, the price of sand is twice the cost than it is elsewhere.
Another consideration that will affect cost is what kind of sand you want. Plaster, concrete and building sand is relatively cheap when compared to other grades. Bunker sand is the kind of sand found in golf course bunkers and can cost $80 per cubic yard.