The price of a pint of beer around the world

Use our interactive world map to learn about variations in beer costs globally. Hover over or tap a country to see the local price of a pint.

Is the US getting a raw deal on beer? We scoured the internet to get the cost of a pint in the most populated cities around the world. Our comparison of 177 countries has found a huge range of prices: from $0.70 in Caracas, Venezuela to $11.60 in Dubai. New York City sits near the tail end at $7.52, which is the 14th most expensive place to buy a pint. Explore the rest of our findings with our interactive map above.

The full list of countries

Country Most populated city Average cost of a pint
UAE Dubai $11.60
Qatar Doha $11.49
Iceland Reykjavik $10.76
Norway Oslo $9.96
Åland Islands Mariehamn $9.46
Bahrain Manama $8.53
Singapore Singapore $8.49
Oman Muscat $7.95
New Caledonia Nouméa $7.88
Switzerland Zürich $7.83
Mayotte Mamoudzou $7.60
Jordan Amman $7.59
Kuwait Kuwait City $7.54
US New York City $7.52
France Paris $7.45
Israel Jerusalem $7.42
Sweden Stockholm $7.36
Hong Kong Kowloon $7.29
Finland Helsinki $7.23
Denmark Copenhagen $7.02
Ireland Dublin $6.56
UK London $6.44
Afghanistan Kabul $6.41
Italy Rome $6.25
New Zealand Auckland $6.25
Cameroon Douala $6.23
Australia Sydney $6.04
Mauritania Nouakchott $5.80
Vanuatu Port Vila $5.75
French Guiana Cayenne $5.73
Netherlands Amsterdam $5.67
Maldives Male $5.60
Canada Toronto $5.53
Bangladesh Dhaka $5.45
Japan Tokyo $5.42
Djibouti Djibouti $5.23
Greece Athens $5.14
Seychelles Victoria $5.08
Bahamas Nassau $4.85
China Shanghai $4.80
Antigua and Barbuda St. John’s $4.79
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur $4.46
Spain Madrid $4.56
Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie $4.53
Mali Bamako $4.46
Austria Vienna $4.39
Belgium Brussels $4.37
Virgin Islands Road Town $4.34
East Timor Dili $4.29
Cyprus Nicosia $4.27
Morocco Casablanca $4.26
Estonia Tallinn $4.22
Uruguay Montevideo $4.16
Gibraltar Gibraltar $4.14
Andorra Andorra la Vella $4.10
Argentina Buenos Aires $3.98
South Korea Seoul $3.98
Brazil São Paulo $3.98
Solomon Islands Honiara $3.98
Northern Mariana Islands San Antonio $3.92
Germany Berlin $3.84
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan $3.77
Nepal Kathmandu $3.75
Mauritius Port Louis $3.72
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby $3.70
Turkmenistan Ashgabat $3.68
Indonesia Jakarta $3.65
Jamaica Kingston $3.62
Curacao Willemstad $3.61
Samoa Apia $3.60
Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra $3.53
Pakistan Karachi $3.50
Benin Cotonou $3.47
Lebanon Beirut $3.42
Lithuania Vilnius $3.39
Libya Tripoli $3.37
Turkey Istanbul $3.37
Chile Santiago $3.34
India Mumbai $3.34
Russia Moscow $3.24
Guinea Conakry $3.14
Slovenia Ljubljana $3.12
Iraq Baghdad $3.12
Gabon Libreville $3.07
Barbados Bridgetown $3.03
Panama Panama City $3.03
Guinea-Bissau Bissau $3.00
Philippines Quezon City $2.92
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo $2.91
Peru Lima $2.91
Guatemala Guatemala City $2.88
Latvia Riga $2.84
Equatorial Guinea Bata $2.80
Sri Lanka Colombo $2.77
Thailand Bangkok $2.74
Belize Belize City $2.73
Cote d Ivoire Abidjan $2.68
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville $2.64
Poland Warsaw $2.62
Senegal Dakar $2.62
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa $2.57
Saint Lucia Castries $2.53
Colombia Bogotá $2.51
Egypt Cairo $2.45
Algeria Algiers $2.42
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre $2.42
Croatia Zagreb $2.42
Haiti Port-au-Prince $2.37
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown $2.24
Angola Luanda $2.23
Portugal Lisbon $2.20
Mexico Mexico City $2.19
Eritrea Asmara $2.15
Kenya Nairobi $2.12
Ecuador Guayaquil $2.11
Montenegro Podgorica $2.07
South Africa Johannesburg $2.01
Romania Bucharest $1.99
Guyana Georgetown $1.97
Kosovo Pristina $1.97
Serbia Belgrade $1.97
Albania Tirana $1.95
Vatican City Vatican City $1.92
Moldova Chişinău $1.89
Belarus Minsk $1.88
Slovakia Bratislava $1.88
Macedonia Skopje $1.88
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo $1.87
Chad N’Djamena $1.85
El Salvador San Salvador $1.85
Hungary Budapest $1.85
Honduras Tegucigalpa $1.80
Zambia Lusaka $1.80
Botswana Gaborone $1.74
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar $1.73
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek $1.72
Bhutan Thimphu $1.69
Cuba Havana $1.69
Armenia Yerevan $1.69
Ghana Accra $1.68
Niger Niamey $1.66
Zimbabwe Harare $1.66
Paraguay Asuncion $1.64
Tunisia Tunis $1.62
Czech Republic Prague $1.61
Bulgaria Sofia $1.57
Sierra Leone Freetown $1.55
Suriname Paramaribo $1.54
Cape Verde Praia $1.50
Namibia Windhoek $1.50
Central African Republic Bangui $1.47
Laos Vientiane $1.47
Myanmar Yangon $1.47
Liberia Monrovia $1.46
Mozambique Maputo $1.45
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou $1.35
Madagascar Antananarivo $1.34
Tajikistan Dushanbe $1.34
Uganda Kampala $1.33
Tanzania Dar es Salaam $1.31
Azerbaijan Baku $1.30
Nicaragua Managua $1.30
Cambodia Phnom Penh $1.26
Georgia Tbilisi $1.22
Rwanda Kigali $1.15
Kazakhstan Almaty $1.14
Lesotho Maseru $1.14
Togo Lome $1.14
Ukraine Kiev $1.12
Puerto Rico San Juan $1.07
Saudi Arabia Riyadh $0.99
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City $0.95
Ethiopia Addis Ababa $0.91
Malawi Lilongwe $0.87
Nigeria Lagos $0.85
Uzbekistan Tashkent $0.80
Venezuela Caracas $0.70


The numbers in this piece are based on data taken from cost-of-living sites Expatistan and Numbeo on 29 November 2017. To see today’s exchange rates compare international money transfer providers.

On Numbeo, the metric used was “Restaurants: Domestic Beer, (0.5 liter draught)”. On Expatistan, it was “1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)”. Where possible, the figures provided by both sites were averaged. Four cities had data on Numbeo, but not Expatistan, so the value from Numbeo was used alone. Similarly, 80 cities had data only on Expatistan, and that data was used alone.

The average price of $3.53 shown above is the mean of all the cities’ prices.

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    torstiJanuary 22, 2018

    Since when Åland Islands are an Country? According pint prices it is? Still they have to use Finnish passports.

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      joelmarceloJanuary 22, 2018

      Hi Torsti,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on our page. Åland Islands are governed according to the Act on the Autonomy of Åland and international treaties. These laws guarantee the islands’ autonomy from Finland, which has ultimate sovereignty over them, as well as a demilitarised status. The Government of Åland, or Landskapsregering, answers to the Parliament of Åland, or Lagting, in accordance with the principles of parliamentarism.


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