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

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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 £0.59 in Burundi all the way up to £9.98 in Qatar, a slight decrease from last year’s prices, which spanned from £0.32 in Venezuela to £10.86 in Qatar. London is still pricier than most of the list, with the average cost of £5.50 for a pint coming in as the 18th most expensive of the 177 cities. Compared to the world average for the 177 countries in 2021 (£2.36, up 0.4% from last year’s world average of £2.35), London charges more than double (134% higher) for the same drink.

The 5 cities with the most expensive beer

1. Doha, Qatar £9.98
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates £9.94
3. Muscat, Oman £7.97
4. Oslo, Norway £7.90
5. Lebanon, Beirut £7.37

The 5 cities with the cheapest beer

1. Bujumbura, Burundi £0.59
2. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia £0.60
3. Freetown, Sierra Leone £0.65
4. Antananarivo, Madagascar £0.67
5. Lagos, Nigeria £0.68

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

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 (£5.50). The cheapest place to get a pint (out of the 42 largest cities analysed) is Perth. A beer there will cost you £3.07, which is £2.26 less than London and 79p less than the UK average of £3.86. Overall, the average cost of a pint in the UK has decreased by 2% this year from 2020, when the average was £3.94, but has increased by 4% from the UK average of £3.70 in 2019.
Following Perth, Swansea and Peterborough 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 £3.07 for Perth, Swansea charges £3.26 and Peterborough’s average is £3.28. On the pricier side, Brighton and Hove is the second most expensive city to buy a beer, charging £4.83 (19p less than last year’s price of £5.02).

The 5 UK cities with the most expensive beer

1. London £5.33
2. Brighton £4.83
3. Edinburgh £4.73
4. Bristol £4.46
5. Cambridge £4.40

The 5 UK cities with the cheapest beer

1. Perth £3.07
2. Swansea £3.26
3. Peterborough £3.28
4. Dundee £3.29
5. Kingston upon Hull £3.32

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

Methodology

The numbers in this piece are based on data from cost-of-living sites Expatistan and Numbeo as of October 2021. 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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