Map: The cost of a pint of beer around the world

We have compiled data on the average prices of beer in the most populated cities around the world. The analysis looks at 177 countries so you can find out where your city ranks. 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

The cost for a pint ranges from £0.67 in Uzbekistan all the way up to £11.37 in Qatar, a slight increase from last year’s prices, which spanned from £0.59 in Burundi to £9.98 in Qatar. London is still pricier than most of the list, with the average cost of £5.99 for a pint coming in as the 18th most expensive of the 177 cities. These is the figure for 2022, we have the updated London and United Kingdom figures for 2022 below. Compared to the world average for the 177 countries in 2022 (£2.83, up 19% from last year’s world average of £2.36), London charges more than double (111% higher) for the same drink.

The 5 cities with the most expensive beer

1. Doha, Qatar £11.37
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates £10.82
3. Muscat, Oman £9.80
4. Manama, Bahrain £8.13
5. Reykjavik, Iceland £7.53

The 5 cities with the cheapest beer

1. Tashkent, Uzbekistan £0.67
2. Freetown, Sierra Leone £0.74
3. Yangon, Myanmar £0.75
4. Antananarivo, Madagascar £0.76
5. Bogota, Colombia £0.76

Country City 2020 2021 2022
Qatar Doha £10.86 £9.98 £11.37
UAE Dubai £8.70 £9.94 £10.82
Oman Muscat £6.23 £7.97 £9.80
Norway Oslo £7.57 £7.90 £8.13
Bahrain Manama £7.41 £5.89 £7.53
Iceland Reykjavik £6.93 £6.87 £7.15
Unites States New York £5.59 £6.98
Israel Jerusalem £7.00 £6.16 £6.86
Jordan Amman £5.64 £4.89 £6.56
Seychelles Victoria £3.97 £5.06 £6.15
Singapore Singapore £5.76 £5.44 £6.09
Switzerland Zürich £5.92 £5.47 £6.08
United Kingdom London £5.19 £5.50 £5.99
France Paris £5.42 £5.74 £5.78
Finland Helsinki £5.42 £5.22 £5.68
Lebanon Beirut £2.80 £7.37 £5.63
Sweden Stockholm £5.69 £5.75 £5.58
Denmark Copenhagen £5.46 £5.56 £5.58
Bangladesh Dhaka £3.28 £4.30 £5.51
Maldives Male £2.51 £2.23 £5.50
Ireland Dublin £4.52 £4.93 £5.36
New Zealand Auckland £4.65 £6.10 £5.34
Canada Toronto £3.54 £4.09 £4.96
Australia Sydney £4.44 £4.34 £4.88
Djibouti Djibouti £4.50 £3.88 £4.62
Italy Rome £4.07 £4.29 £4.28
Bahamas Nassau £3.40 £3.68 £4.28
Netherlands Amsterdam £4.07 £4.14 £4.27
Solomon Islands Honiara £3.38 £3.15 £4.12
Afghanistan Kabul £3.59 £3.42 £3.89
Belgium Brussels £3.62 £3.34 £3.83
Estonia Tallinn £3.62 £3.43 £3.81
Turkmenistan Ashgabat £2.30 £3.10 £3.72
Greece Athens £3.62 £3.66 £3.67
Mauritania Nouakchott £2.74 £3.04 £3.63
Spain Madrid £2.26 £3.11 £3.62
Russia Moscow £2.51 £2.76 £3.58
Japan Tokyo £3.37 £3.34 £3.55
Austria Vienna £3.57 £3.25 £3.54
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's £1.77 £2.82 £3.37
Lithuania Vilnius £2.71 £2.90 £3.33
Vanuatu Port Vila £2.60 £2.60 £3.32
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan £2.01 £4.31 £3.25
Germany Berlin £3.16 £3.33 £3.24
Cyprus Nicosia £2.71 £3.24 £3.24
Uruguay Montevideo £1.89 £2.42 £3.17
Latvia Riga £2.17 £2.76 £3.12
East Timor Dili £2.21 £2.17 £3.06
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur £2.80 £3.38 £3.01
Morocco Casablanca £2.50 £2.94 £2.99
Chile Santiago £2.44 £2.44 £2.88
Romania Bucharest £1.12 £1.48 £2.87
Argentina Buenos Aires £1.15 £1.38 £2.86
Nepal Kathmandu £1.99 £2.36 £2.83
Cuba Havana £1.60 £1.47 £2.82
Egypt Cairo £1.48 £1.43 £2.79
Indonesia Jakarta £1.98 £2.26 £2.75
Georgia Tbilisi £0.78 £1.19 £2.70
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby £1.85 £2.03 £2.67
Barbados Bridgetown £1.60 £2.20 £2.63
Mauritius Port Louis £1.50 £2.15 £2.57
Slovenia Ljubljana £2.26 £2.44 £2.55
Panama Panama City £1.61 £2.31 £2.52
Algeria Algiers £1.24 £2.17 £2.52
South korea Seoul £2.62 £2.68 £2.51
Belarus Minsk £1.50 £1.41 £2.48
Guinea Conakry £4.00 £2.88 £2.44
India Mumbai £1.53 £2.22 £2.34
Bhutan Thimphu £2.12 £1.96 £2.33
Mexico Mexico City £1.07 £1.70 £2.28
Poland Warsaw £1.63 £2.15 £2.27
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown £1.49 £1.75 £2.25
Turkey Istanbul £1.84 £1.75 £2.24
Senegal Dakar £1.38 £1.57 £2.24
Jamaica Kingston £1.51 £1.46 £2.16
Thailand Bangkok £1.81 £1.78 £2.15
Zimbabwe Harare £1.32 £1.46 £2.12
Belize Belize City £1.60 £1.62 £2.11
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo £1.65 £1.61 £2.11
China Shanghai £3.18 £2.80 £2.04
Iraq Baghdad £1.60 £1.73 £2.04
Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra £1.61 £1.76 £2.01
Andorra Andorra la Vella £1.81 £2.04 £1.99
Guyana Georgetown £2.30 £1.73 £1.98
Portugal Lisbon £1.81 £1.63 £1.98
Pakistan Karachi £1.60 £1.90 £1.97
Angola Luanda £1.43 £2.37 £1.96
Croatia Zagreb £1.91 £1.82 £1.96
Armenia Yerevan £1.00 £1.16 £1.92
Central african republic Bangui £1.05 £1.87 £1.90
Cape Verde Praia £2.71 £1.13 £1.90
Tunisia Tunis £1.12 £1.46 £1.89
Equatorial Guinea Bata £1.38 £1.85 £1.88
Guatemala Guatemala City £2.08 £1.90 £1.87
Chad N'Djamena £4.48 £3.37 £1.82
Albania Tirana £1.09 £1.77 £1.78
Peru Lima £1.60 £1.40 £1.77
Kazakhstan Almaty £1.00 £1.18 £1.76
French Guiana Cayenne £2.26 £1.69 £1.72
Gabon Libreville £0.90 £1.17 £1.72
Kenya Nairobi £1.88 £1.62 £1.71
Brazil São Paulo £1.76 £1.36 £1.70
Libya Tripoli £2.15 £1.41 £1.67
Eritrea Asmara £1.40 £1.25 £1.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo £1.16 £1.41 £1.64
Serbia Belgrade £1.23 £1.53 £1.63
Slovakia Bratislava £1.36 £1.59 £1.61
DRC Kinshasa £1.20 £1.41 £1.61
Czech Rep. Prague £1.19 £1.44 £1.59
South africa Johannesburg £1.39 £1.65 £1.57
Montenegro Podgorica £1.81 £1.41 £1.57
Bulgaria Sofia £1.02 £1.37 £1.57
El Salvador San Salvador £1.00 £1.24 £1.55
Liberia Monrovia £2.01 £1.54 £1.53
Hungary Budapest £1.16 £1.28 £1.51
Samoa Apia £1.49 £1.41 £1.48
Namibia Windhoek £1.04 £1.24 £1.46
Cameroon Douala £0.93 £1.17 £1.46
Moldova Chişinău £0.93 £1.06 £1.45
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek £0.75 £1.01 £1.44
Saint Lucia Castries £1.49 £1.34 £1.43
Haiti Port-au-Prince £2.40 £1.47 £1.42
Botswana Gaborone £1.18 £1.39 £1.41
Paraguay Asuncion £0.77 £1.03 £1.40
Azerbaijan Baku £0.76 £0.85 £1.40
Venezuela Caracas £0.32 £1.11 £1.34
Kosovo Prishtina £1.36 £1.29 £1.32
Cambodia Phnom Penh £0.64 £0.80 £1.32
Niger Niamey £0.62 £1.62 £1.31
Guinea Bissau Bissau £0.75 £1.01 £1.31
Mali Bamako £1.61 £1.37 £1.30
Mozambique Maputo £0.83 £1.11 £1.27
Ghana Accra £0.83 £0.95 £1.24
Ukraine Kiev £0.75 £1.20 £1.23
Tajikistan Dushanbe £0.78 £0.78 £1.21
Suriname Paramaribo £1.18 £1.19 £1.19
Philippines Quezon City £0.96 £1.14 £1.15
Benin Cotonou £0.86 £0.95 £1.14
Ecuador Guayaquil £1.20 £1.27 £1.12
Tanzania Dar es Salaam £0.87 £0.86 £1.10
Nicaragua Managua £1.02 £0.89 £1.09
Nigeria Lagos £0.62 £0.68 £1.03
Sri lanka Colombo £1.29 £1.38 £1.01
Uganda Kampala £0.75 £0.80 £0.99
Honduras Tegucigalpa £1.02 £0.85 £0.94
Zambia Lusaka £0.57 £0.72 £0.94
Ethiopia Addis Ababa £0.76 0.6 £0.94
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City £0.69 £0.74 £0.93
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou £1.45 £0.91 £0.92
Rwanda Kigali £1.05 £0.78 £0.92
Laos Vientiane £1.02 £0.87 £0.91
Lesotho Maseru £0.93 £0.75 £0.89
Togo Lome £0.83 £0.75 £0.79
Malawi Lilongwe £0.87 £0.76 £0.77
Colombia Bogotá £0.76 £0.82 £0.76
Madagascar Antananarivo £0.62 £0.67 £0.76
Myanmar (Burma) Yangon £0.92 £0.72 £0.75
Sierra Leone Freetown £0.41 £0.65 £0.74
Uzbekistan Tashkent £0.80 £0.75 £0.67

The price of a pint in the UK

It comes as no surprise that the UK’s most expensive city to grab a drink is still London (£5.99). The cheapest places to get a pint (out of the 45 largest cities analysed) is Derby. A beer here will cost you £3.00, which is £2.99 less than London and £1.12 less than the UK average of £4.15. Overall, the average cost of a pint in the UK has increased 7% from £3.89 in 2021, and has increased by 11% from the UK average of £3.72 in 2019.
Following Derby, Kingston Upon Hull and Perth are the second and third cheapest cities to buy a beer (meaning in these cities you won’t need to be searching for the best credit cards in order to get you and your friends a round of drinks!). Compared to the £3.00 for Derby, Kingston Upon Hull charges £3.32 and Perth’s average is £3.46. On the pricier side, Brighton and Hove is the second most expensive city to buy a beer, charging £5.02.

The 5 UK cities with the most expensive beer

1. London £5.99
2. Brighton and Hove £5.02
3. Luton £5.00
4. Norwich £5.00
5. York £4.85

The 5 UK cities with the cheapest beer

1. Derby £3.00
2. Kingston Upon Hull £3.32
3. Perth £3.46
4. Peterborough £3.50
5. Gloucester £3.50

Place 2019 2020 2021 2022
London £5.18 £5.19 £5.50 £5.99
Brighton and Hove £4.53 £5.02 £4.83 £5.02
Norwich £3.70 £3.95 £4.15 £5.00
Luton £3.68 £3.41 £3.58 £5.00
York £3.72 £4.19 £4.29 £4.85
Belfast £4.05 £4.19 £4.48 £4.84
Edinburgh £4.19 £4.74 £4.55 £4.80
Cambridge £4.40 £4.91 £4.50 £4.75
Oxford £4.14 £4.49 £4.25 £4.70
Milton Keynes £4.60
Liverpool £3.27 £3.84 £3.99 £4.48
Bristol £4.36 £4.41 £4.51 £4.42
Southampton £3.92 £4.11 £4.15 £4.34
Dundee £3.29 £3.08 £3.29 £4.34
Portsmouth £4.11 £4.22 £3.92 £4.30
Nottingham £3.59 £4.27 £4.08 £4.28
Cardiff £3.46 £3.43 £3.46 £4.26
Stoke-on-Trent £3.29 £3.33 £3.33 £4.22
Sheffield £3.37 £3.72 £3.69 £4.21
Glasgow £3.79 £4.31 £3.82 £4.12
Manchester £4.11 £3.94 £3.99 £4.11
Poole £3.71 £3.72 £3.92 £4.08
Birmingham £3.94 £4.34 £4.05 £4.02
Ipswich £3.81 £4.12 £4.06 £4.00
Exeter £3.91 £4.32 £4.04 £4.00
Bournemouth £4.00
Inverness £3.62 £3.73 £3.72 £4.00
Reading £4.12 £4.10 £3.96 £3.99
Southend-on-Sea £3.29 £3.79 £3.98 £3.91
Newcastle upon Tyne £3.53 £4.27 £4.17 £3.88
Plymouth £3.66 £3.74 £3.85 £3.84
Leeds £3.57 £3.72 £3.77 £3.79
Coventry £3.52 £3.78 £3.74 £3.78
Sunderland £3.25 £3.30 £3.33 £3.75
Northampton £3.61 £3.82 £3.86 £3.74
Aberystwyth £3.56 £3.87 £3.69 £3.70
Preston £3.06 £3.64 £3.32 £3.69
Aberdeen £3.60 £3.86 £3.48 £3.67
Swansea £3.31 £3.12 £3.26 £3.65
Leicester £3.73 £3.62 £3.52 £3.63
Gloucester £3.61 £3.71 £3.51 £3.50
Peterborough £3.51 £3.56 £3.28 £3.50
Perth £3.07 £3.14 £3.07 £3.46
Kingston upon Hull £3.27 £3.64 £3.32 £3.32
Derby £3.00

Methodology

The numbers in this piece are based on data from cost-of-living sites Expatistan and Numbeo as of August 2022. The majority of values were averaged from the two sites. In the few cases when this was not possible, data from Numbeo or Expatistan was used alone.

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