70%PrefixCountryMaputo,Mozambique£0.39|London,UK£5.18|Average£2.63|Doha,Qatar£10.30|
Georgia-Rose Johnson
by , Shopping & Travel Publisher

Every year International Beer Day sees millions of people around the world celebrating with a nice cold pint. How much will Brits be paying to celebrate compared to our neighbours overseas though?
We have compiled data on the average prices of beer in the most populated cities around the world. The analysis looks at 165 countries so you can find out where you rank! Read on to find out where the UK sits globally and how beer prices compare between the UK’s major cities. To find out more about how to travel smart, check out our travel guide.

The full list of countries

Country Largest city by population Average price of a pint Percentage increase from Nov 2017
Qatar Doha £10.30 21%
United Arab Emirates Dubai £9.92 16%
Norway Oslo £7.95 11%
Bahrain Manama £7.76 7.8
Iceland Reykjavik £7.00 -12%
Singapore Singapore £6.45 3%
Denmark Copenhagen £6.44 24%
Seychelles Victoria £6.14 63%
Oman Muscat £6.13 4%
Israel Jerusalem £6.02 10%
United States New York City £6.00 8%
Switzerland Zürich £6.00 4%
France Paris £5.91 7%
Jordan Amman £5.84 4%
Finland Helsinki £5.78 8%
Afghanistan Kabul £5.59 18%
New Zealand Auckland £5.57 21%
Maldives Male £5.36 29%
China Shanghai £5.28 49%
Bangladesh Dhaka £5.21 29%
Sweden Stockholm £5.20 -4%
United Kingdom London £5.18 21%
Ireland Dublin £5.17 7%
Bahamas Nassau £4.80 34%
Australia Sydney £4.66 4%
Canada Toronto £4.63 13%
Mauritania Nouakchott £4.50 5%
Italy Rome £4.24 -8%
Djibouti Djibouti £4.21 9%
Vanuatu Port Vila £4.19 -1%
Greece Athens £3.89 2%
Netherlands Amsterdam £3.88 -7%
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur £3.72 8%
Estonia Tallinn £3.64 17%
Japan Tokyo £3.64 -9%
Mauritius Port Louis £3.62 32%
Austria Vienna £3.55 9%
Cyprus Nicosia £3.53 12%
Spain Madrid £3.48 3%
Belgium Brussels £3.41 6%
Solomon Islands Honiara £3.37 15%
Lebanon Beirut £3.26 29%
Mali Bamako £3.26 -1%
Chile Santiago £3.22 31%
Morocco Casablanca £3.22 2%
Indonesia Jakarta £3.04 13%
Iraq Baghdad £3.03 31%
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan £2.97 6%
Uruguay Montevideo £2.96 -4%
Germany Berlin £2.94 3%
South korea Seoul £2.94 -1%
Brazil São Paulo £2.90 -1%
Panama Panama City £2.85 27%
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby £2.84 4%
Russia Moscow £2.82 18%
Samoa Apia £2.79 5%
Andorra Andorra la Vella £2.76 0%
Chad N'Djamena £2.73 99%
Latvia Riga £2.72 29%
Malta Birkirkara £2.68 4%
Lithuania Vilnius £2.67 6%
Nepal Kathmandu £2.65 -4%
India Mumbai £2.62 6%
Turkmenistan Ashgabat £2.52 -7%
Turkey Istanbul £2.46 -1%
Libya Tripoli £2.46 -1%
Guinea Conakry £2.41 4%
Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra £2.40 -8%
Barbados Bridgetown £2.35 5%
Slovenia Ljubljana £2.34 1%
Pakistan Karachi £2.33 -10%
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville £2.32 19%
Thailand Bangkok £2.31 14%
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's £2.25 -36%
Guinea Bissau Bissau £2.20 -1%
Costa Rica San José £2.18 N/A
Botswana Gaborone £2.17 68%
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo £2.17 1%
Poland Warsaw £2.10 8%
Mexico Mexico City £2.09 29%
Equatorial Guinea Bata £2.06 0%
Senegal Dakar £2.03 5%
Peru Lima £2.03 -6%
Algeria Algiers £2.02 13%
Gabon Libreville £1.98 -13%
Argentina Buenos Aires £1.97 -33%
Belize Belize City £1.96 -3%
Central african republic Bangui £1.91 75%
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa £1.91 1%
Portugal Lisbon £1.87 14%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown £1.87 13%
Belarus Minsk £1.84 32%
Ecuador Guayaquil £1.84 18%
Croatia Zagreb £1.83 2%
Sri lanka Colombo £1.81 -11%
Kenya Nairobi £1.80 15%
Albania Tirana £1.79 24%
El Salvador San Salvador £1.75 28%
Saint Lucia Castries £1.75 -6%
Montenegro Podgorica £1.69 10%
Guatemala Guatemala City £1.66 -22%
South africa Johannesburg £1.65 10%
Egypt Cairo £1.65 -9%
Eritrea Asmara £1.63 3%
Cameroon Douala £1.63 -65%
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo £1.59 16%
Romania Bucharest £1.59 8%
Serbia Belgrade £1.58 9%
Guyana Georgetown £1.56 7%
Jamaica Kingston £1.56 -42%
Zimbabwe Harare £1.54 25%
Slovakia Bratislava £1.54 11%
Cuba Havana £1.52 22%
Dominica Roseau £1.48 N/A
Tunisia Tunis £1.47 22%
Kosovo Prishtina £1.47 -7%
Philippines Quezon City £1.44 -33%
Hungary Budapest £1.40 2%
Honduras Tegucigalpa £1.37 3%
Czech Rep. Prague £1.34 12%
Cape Verde Praia £1.32 19%
Kazakhstan Almaty £1.30 55%
Moldova Chişinău £1.27 -9%
Armenia Yerevan £1.26 1%
Benin Cotonou £1.25 -51%
Bulgaria Sofia £1.24 6%
Haiti Port-au-Prince £1.23 -30%
Colombia Bogotá £1.23 -34%
Suriname Paramaribo £1.22 7%
Niger Niamey £1.21 -2%
Namibia Windhoek £1.19 7%
Zambia Lusaka £1.19 -11%
Georgia Tbilisi £1.17 31%
Nigeria Lagos £1.16 83%
Azerbaijan Baku £1.14 19%
Paraguay Asuncion £1.14 -6%
Ghana Accra £1.14 -8%
Bhutan Thimphu £1.13 -10%
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek £1.13 -11%
Ukraine Kiev £1.12 34%
Tanzania Dar es Salaam £1.10 13%
Laos Vientiane £1.09 0%
Rwanda Kigali £1.08 28%
Sierra Leone Freetown £1.07 -7%
Tajikistan Dushanbe £1.02 3%
Liberia Monrovia £1.01 -6%
Malawi Lilongwe £0.98 53%
Madagascar Antananarivo £0.96 -3%
Myanmar (Burma) Yangon £0.96 -12%
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou £0.95 -5%
Uganda Kampala £0.92 -6%
Lesotho Maseru £0.89 6%
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre £0.89 N/A
Burundi Bujumbura £0.87 N/A
Angola Luanda £0.85 -48%
Nicaragua Managua £0.84 -13%
Cambodia Phnom Penh £0.83 -11%
Ethiopia Addis Ababa £0.82 22%
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City £0.82 17%
Togo Lome £0.82 -2%
Uzbekistan Tashkent £0.76 28%
North Korea Pyongyang £0.70 N/A
South sudan Juba £0.47 N/A
Venezuela Caracas £0.42 -19%
Mozambique Maputo £0.39 -64%
. . . .

The 5 countries with the most expensive beer

1. Doha, Qatar £10.30
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates £9.92
3. Oslo, Norway £7.95
4. Manama, Bahrain £7.76
5. Reykjavik, Iceland £7.00

The 5 countries with the cheapest beer

1. Maputo, Mozambique £0.39
2. Caracas, Venezuela £0.42
3. Juba, South Sudan £0.47
4. Pyongyang, North Korea £0.70
5. Tashkent, Uzbekistan £0.76

The cost for a pint ranges from £0.39 in Mozambique all the way up to £10.30 in Qatar. London is pricier than most of the list, with the average cost of £5.18 for a pint coming in as the 20th most expensive of the 165 cities. Compared to the world average for the 165 countries (£2.63), London charges almost double (85% higher) for the same drink!
While this will come as no surprise, what’s alarming is that prices in London are actually rising 29% faster than the global average. By comparing these recent figures against the same study carried out by finder.com in 2017, it was found that the price of a London pint has risen by 42p from £4.76.
The price change since between November 2017 and July 2019 has varied dramatically depending on the country. The biggest difference has been in Chad, where the price of a pint has almost doubled (99% increase) while in Cameroon, the price of a pint is 65% cheaper now than in November 2017.

The price of a pint in the UK

Place Average price of a pint
London £5.18
Brighton and Hove £4.53
Cambridge £4.40
Bristol £4.36
Edinburgh £4.19
Oxford £4.14
Reading £4.12
Portsmouth £4.11
Manchester £4.11
Belfast £4.05
Birmingham £3.94
Southampton £3.92
Exeter £3.91
Ipswich £3.81
Glasgow £3.79
Leicester £3.73
York £3.72
Poole £3.71
Norwich £3.70
Luton £3.68
Plymouth £3.66
Inverness £3.62
Northampton £3.61
Gloucester £3.61
Aberdeen £3.60
Nottingham £3.59
Leeds £3.57
Aberystwyth £3.56
Newcastle upon Tyne £3.53
Coventry £3.52
Peterborough £3.51
Cardiff £3.46
Sheffield £3.37
Swansea £3.31
Dundee £3.29
Southend-on-Sea £3.29
Stoke-on-Trent £3.29
Kingston upon Hull £3.27
Liverpool £3.27
Sunderland £3.25
Perth £3.07
Preston £3.06
. .
It comes as no surprise that the UK’s most expensive city to grab a drink is London. The cheapest place to get a pint (out of the 42 largest cities analysed) is Preston. A beer here will cost you £3.06, which is 41% (or £2.12) less than London!
Following Preston, Perth and Sunderland are the second and third cheapest cities to buy a beer. Compared to the £3.06 for Preston, Perth charges £3.07 and Sunderland’s average is £3.25. On the pricier side, Brighton and Hove is the second most expensive city to buy a beer. Despite charging £4.53 in Brighton and Hove, London is still 14% more expensive.

Methodology

The numbers in this piece are based on data from cost-of-living sites Expatistan and Numbeo as of 29th July 2019. The majority of values were averaged from the two sites. In the few cases this was not possible, data from Numbeo or Expatistan was used alone.

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