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.
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
Average price of a pint
Brighton and Hove
Newcastle upon Tyne
Kingston upon Hull
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.
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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Georgia-Rose is a publisher at Finder.com and specialises in all things shopping and travel. She has years of experience working in retail and tourism and as an avid budget traveller, she loves helping people find the best deals on everything from plane tickets to sunglasses.
When she's not jetting off somewhere new you'll find her watching cake videos or befriending stray cats.
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