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

What is the average cost of a pint?

  • The average cost of a pint in the UK is £4.21.
  • The average cost of a pint in London is £5.90, the most expensive city in the UK.
  • The average cost of a pint around the world is £2.60.
We have compiled data on the average prices of beer in the most populated cities around the world. The analysis looks at 166 countries so you can find out where your city ranks. Read on to find out where the UK sits globally and which of the UK’s major cities will be kindest on your bank account when it comes to buying a pint.

How much is a pint of beer around the world?

The cost of a pint of beer in 2023 ranges from £0.46 in Lesotho all the way up to £10.47 in Qatar, a slight decrease from last year’s prices, which spanned from £0.67 in Uzbekistan to £11.37 in Qatar. The world average cost for a pint from the 166 countries covered is £2.60 in 2023, down just over 4% from last year’s world average of £2.72 but is up 8.5% on the 2021 world average of £2.40.

London is still pricier than most of the list, with the average cost of £5.90 for a pint in the UK’s most populated city coming in as the 14th most expensive. London charges more than double the world average.

The 5 cities with the most expensive beer

1. Doha, Qatar £10.47
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates £9.93
3. Muscat, Oman £8.68
4. Reykjavik, Iceland £7.81
5. Beirut, Lebanon £7.51

The 5 cities with the cheapest beer

1. Bujumbura, Burundi £0.46
2. Maseru, Lesotho £0.62
3. Tripoli, Libya £0.69
4. Lome, Togo £0.73
5. Kigali, Rwanda £0.74

Country City 2020 2021 2022 2023
Qatar Doha £10.86 £9.98 £11.37 £10.47
UAE Dubai £8.70 £9.94 £10.82 £9.93
Oman Muscat £6.23 £7.97 £9.80 £8.68
Iceland Reykjavik £6.93 £6.87 £7.15 £7.81
Lebanon Beirut £2.80 £7.37 £5.63 £7.51
Norway Oslo £7.57 £7.90 £8.13 £7.13
Switzerland Zürich £5.92 £5.47 £6.08 £6.54
Finland Helsinki £5.42 £5.22 £5.68 £6.33
United States New York £5.59 £6.98 £6.22
Bahrain Manama £7.41 £5.89 £7.53 £6.20
Denmark Copenhagen £5.46 £5.56 £5.58 £6.06
Israel Jerusalem £7.00 £6.16 £6.86 £6.00
Singapore Singapore £5.76 £5.44 £6.09 £5.98
United Kingdom London £5.19 £5.50 £5.99 £5.90
France Paris £5.42 £5.74 £5.78 £5.86
Jordan Amman £5.64 £4.89 £6.56 £5.83
New Zealand Auckland £4.65 £6.10 £5.34 £5.76
Seychelles Victoria £3.97 £5.06 £6.15 £5.56
Ireland Dublin £4.52 £4.93 £5.36 £5.51
Sweden Stockholm £5.69 £5.75 £5.58 £5.38
Australia Sydney £4.44 £4.34 £4.88 £5.01
Canada Toronto £3.54 £4.09 £4.96 £4.58
Djibouti Djibouti £4.50 £3.88 £4.62 £4.51
Bangladesh Dhaka £3.28 £4.30 £5.51 £4.47
Netherlands Amsterdam £4.07 £4.14 £4.27 £4.34
Italy Rome £4.07 £4.29 £4.28 £4.30
Belgium Brussels £3.62 £3.34 £3.83 £4.07
Bahamas Nassau £3.40 £3.68 £4.28 £3.97
Turkmenistan Ashgabat £2.30 £3.10 £3.72 £3.96
Estonia Tallinn £3.62 £3.43 £3.81 £3.82
Greece Athens £3.62 £3.66 £3.67 £3.82
Latvia Riga £2.17 £2.76 £3.12 £3.82
Germany Berlin £3.16 £3.33 £3.24 £3.79
Solomon Islands Honiara £3.38 £3.15 £4.12 £3.75
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur £2.80 £3.38 £3.01 £3.51
Lithuania Vilnius £2.71 £2.90 £3.33 £3.50
Austria Vienna £3.57 £3.25 £3.54 £3.48
French Guiana Cayenne £2.26 £1.69 £1.72 £3.31
Vanuatu Port Vila £2.60 £2.60 £3.32 £3.27
Cyprus Nicosia £2.71 £3.24 £3.24 £3.25
Mauritania Nouakchott £2.74 £3.04 £3.63 £3.24
Uruguay Montevideo £1.89 £2.42 £3.17 £3.19
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's £1.77 £2.82 £3.37 £3.13
Japan Tokyo £3.37 £3.34 £3.55 £3.09
Spain Madrid £2.26 £3.11 £3.62 £3.09
Chile Santiago £2.44 £2.44 £2.88 £2.97
Samoa Apia £1.49 £1.41 £1.48 £2.95
South korea Seoul £2.62 £2.68 £2.51 £2.93
Turkey Istanbul £1.84 £1.75 £2.24 £2.93
Morocco Casablanca £2.50 £2.94 £2.99 £2.90
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo £1.65 £1.61 £2.11 £2.87
Russia Moscow £2.51 £2.76 £3.58 £2.81
East Timor Dili £2.21 £2.17 £3.06 £2.79
Algeria Algiers £1.24 £2.17 £2.52 £2.78
Afghanistan Kabul £3.59 £3.42 £3.89 £2.74
Poland Warsaw £1.63 £2.15 £2.27 £2.65
Mauritius Port Louis £1.50 £2.15 £2.57 £2.62
Cuba Havana £1.60 £1.47 £2.82 £2.61
Nepal Kathmandu £1.99 £2.36 £2.83 £2.58
Slovenia Ljubljana £2.26 £2.44 £2.55 £2.55
Maldives Male £2.51 £2.23 £5.50 £2.50
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby £1.85 £2.03 £2.67 £2.47
Pakistan Karachi £1.60 £1.90 £1.97 £2.45
South sudan Juba £2.61 £2.41
Haiti Port-au-Prince £2.40 £1.47 £1.42 £2.37
Mexico Mexico City £1.07 £1.70 £2.28 £2.35
India Mumbai £1.53 £2.22 £2.34 £2.29
Kazakhstan Almaty £1.00 £1.18 £1.76 £2.29
Guinea Conakry £4.00 £2.88 £2.44 £2.27
Croatia Zagreb £1.91 £1.82 £1.96 £2.25
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan £2.01 £4.31 £3.25 £2.22
Barbados Bridgetown £1.60 £2.20 £2.63 £2.19
Andorra Andorra la Vella £1.81 £2.04 £1.99 £2.18
Senegal Dakar £1.38 £1.57 £2.24 £2.17
Sri lanka Colombo £1.29 £1.38 £1.01 £2.16
Costa Rica San José £2.25 £2.15
Malta Birkirkara £1.94 £2.15
Armenia Yerevan £1.00 £1.16 £1.92 £2.12
Panama Panama City £1.61 £2.31 £2.52 £2.11
Iraq Baghdad £1.60 £1.73 £2.04 £2.10
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown £1.49 £1.75 £2.25 £2.08
Albania Tirana £1.09 £1.77 £1.78 £2.07
Indonesia Jakarta £1.98 £2.26 £2.75 £1.98
Rep. of the Congo Brazzaville £1.61 £1.95
Equatorial Guinea Bata £1.38 £1.85 £1.88 £1.94
Brazil São Paulo £1.76 £1.36 £1.70 £1.93
Central african republic Bangui £1.05 £1.87 £1.90 £1.90
Guatemala Guatemala City £2.08 £1.90 £1.87 £1.90
Jamaica Kingston £1.51 £1.46 £2.16 £1.89
Thailand Bangkok £1.81 £1.78 £2.15 £1.89
Georgia Tbilisi £0.78 £1.19 £2.70 £1.87
Peru Lima £1.60 £1.40 £1.77 £1.87
Romania Bucharest £1.12 £1.48 £2.87 £1.87
Czech Rep. Prague £1.19 £1.44 £1.59 £1.85
Hungary Budapest £1.16 £1.28 £1.51 £1.84
Chad N'Djamena £4.48 £3.37 £1.82 £1.83
Portugal Lisbon £1.81 £1.63 £1.98 £1.83
Serbia Belgrade £1.23 £1.53 £1.63 £1.83
Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra £1.61 £1.76 £2.01 £1.82
Montenegro Podgorica £1.81 £1.41 £1.57 £1.82
Guyana Georgetown £2.30 £1.73 £1.98 £1.80
Belize Belize City £1.60 £1.62 £2.11 £1.78
Slovakia Bratislava £1.36 £1.59 £1.61 £1.76
Bulgaria Sofia £1.02 £1.37 £1.57 £1.70
Belarus Minsk £1.50 £1.41 £2.48 £1.69
Egypt Cairo £1.48 £1.43 £2.79 £1.69
Suriname Paramaribo £1.18 £1.19 £1.19 £1.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo £1.16 £1.41 £1.64 £1.66
Liberia Monrovia £2.01 £1.54 £1.53 £1.64
Argentina Buenos Aires £1.15 £1.38 £2.86 £1.61
Saint Lucia Castries £1.49 £1.34 £1.43 £1.60
Tunisia Tunis £1.12 £1.46 £1.89 £1.60
Zimbabwe Harare £1.32 £1.46 £2.12 £1.59
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre £2.48 £1.58
Cape Verde Praia £2.71 £1.13 £1.90 £1.55
Kenya Nairobi £1.88 £1.62 £1.71 £1.51
South africa Johannesburg £1.39 £1.65 £1.57 £1.46
Mali Bamako £1.61 £1.37 £1.30 £1.45
Kosovo Prishtina £1.36 £1.29 £1.32 £1.44
El Salvador San Salvador £1.00 £1.24 £1.55 £1.43
China Shanghai £3.18 £2.80 £2.04 £1.41
Moldova Chişinău £0.93 £1.06 £1.45 £1.36
DRC Kinshasa £1.20 £1.41 £1.61 £1.34
Ecuador Guayaquil £1.20 £1.27 £1.12 £1.34
Cameroon Douala £0.93 £1.17 £1.46 £1.33
Paraguay Asuncion £0.77 £1.03 £1.40 £1.33
Niger Niamey £0.62 £1.62 £1.31 £1.32
Nicaragua Managua £1.02 £0.89 £1.09 £1.27
Botswana Gaborone £1.18 £1.39 £1.41 £1.26
Gabon Libreville £0.90 £1.17 £1.72 £1.26
Azerbaijan Baku £0.76 £0.85 £1.40 £1.24
Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan £1.41 £1.22
Venezuela Caracas £0.32 £1.11 £1.34 £1.21
Eritrea Asmara £1.40 £1.25 £1.67 £1.17
Honduras Tegucigalpa £1.02 £0.85 £0.94 £1.16
Angola Luanda £1.43 £2.37 £1.96 £1.15
Ukraine Kiev £0.75 £1.20 £1.23 £1.09
Mozambique Maputo £0.83 £1.11 £1.27 £1.07
Philippines Quezon City £0.96 £1.14 £1.15 £1.07
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek £0.75 £1.01 £1.44 £1.06
Namibia Windhoek £1.04 £1.24 £1.46 £1.05
Guinea Bissau Bissau £0.75 £1.01 £1.31 £1.03
Tanzania Dar es Salaam £0.87 £0.86 £1.10 £1.01
Bhutan Thimphu £2.12 £1.96 £2.33 £1.00
Cambodia Phnom Penh £0.64 £0.80 £1.32 £0.99
Benin Cotonou £0.86 £0.95 £1.14 £0.97
Ethiopia Addis Ababa £0.76 £0.60 £0.94 £0.96
Tajikistan Dushanbe £0.78 £0.78 £1.21 £0.96
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou £1.45 £0.91 £0.92 £0.93
Uganda Kampala £0.75 £0.80 £0.99 £0.89
Nigeria Lagos £0.62 £0.68 £1.03 £0.87
Ghana Accra £0.83 £0.95 £1.24 £0.86
Uzbekistan Tashkent £0.80 £0.75 £0.67 £0.85
Myanmar (Burma) Yangon £0.92 £0.72 £0.75 £0.84
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City £0.69 £0.74 £0.93 £0.84
Colombia Bogotá £0.76 £0.82 £0.76 £0.81
Madagascar Antananarivo £0.62 £0.67 £0.76 £0.80
Laos Vientiane £1.02 £0.87 £0.91 £0.79
Zambia Lusaka £0.57 £0.72 £0.94 £0.79
Sierra Leone Freetown £0.41 £0.65 £0.74 £0.75
Malawi Lilongwe £0.87 £0.76 £0.77 £0.74
Rwanda Kigali £1.05 £0.78 £0.92 £0.74
Togo Lome £0.83 £0.75 £0.79 £0.73
Libya Tripoli £2.15 £1.41 £1.67 £0.69
Lesotho Maseru £0.93 £0.75 £0.89 £0.62
Burundi Bujumbura £0.84 £0.46

What is the average price of a pint in the UK?

The average cost of a pint in the UK in 2023 is £4.21. This has increased by 1.6% from an average of £4.15 in 2022 and by just over 8% from the UK average of £3.89 in 2021.

The cheapest places to get a pint (out of the 46 largest cities analysed) is Derby. A beer here will cost you £3.00, which is £1.21 less than the UK average of £4.21.

Following Derby, Kingston Upon Hull and Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen’s average is £3.43. On the pricier side, York is the second most expensive city to buy a beer, charging £5.10.

How much is a pint in London?

A pint of beer will cost you £5.90 on average in London and it comes as no surprise that this is the UK’s most expensive city to grab a drink. This is £1.69 more than the UK average and £2.90 more than the cheapest city for a pint.

The 5 UK cities with the most expensive beer

1. London £5.90
2. York £5.10
3. Belfast £5.08
4. Edinburgh £5.05
5. Brighton and Hove £5.02

The 5 UK cities with the cheapest beer

1. Derby £3.00
2. Kingston Upon Hull £3.32
3. Aberdeen £3.43
4. Sunderland £3.50
5. Stoke-on-Trent £3.56

Place 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
London £5.18 £5.19 £5.50 £5.99 £5.90
York £3.72 £4.19 £4.29 £4.85 £5.10
Belfast £4.05 £4.19 £4.48 £4.84 £5.08
Edinburgh £4.19 £4.74 £4.55 £4.80 £5.05
Brighton and Hove £4.53 £5.02 £4.83 £5.02 £5.02
Milton Keynes £4.60 £4.82
Bristol £4.36 £4.41 £4.51 £4.42 £4.77
Oxford £4.14 £4.49 £4.25 £4.70 £4.75
Cambridge £4.40 £4.91 £4.50 £4.75 £4.69
Manchester £4.11 £3.94 £3.99 £4.11 £4.69
Aberystwyth £3.56 £3.87 £3.69 £3.70 £4.65
Norwich £3.70 £3.95 £4.15 £5.00 £4.61
Portsmouth £4.11 £4.22 £3.92 £4.30 £4.49
Exeter £3.91 £4.32 £4.04 £4.00 £4.48
Leicester £3.73 £3.62 £3.52 £3.63 £4.41
Liverpool £3.27 £3.84 £3.99 £4.48 £4.34
Southampton £3.92 £4.11 £4.15 £4.34 £4.34
Nottingham £3.59 £4.27 £4.08 £4.28 £4.25
Leeds £3.57 £3.72 £3.77 £3.79 £4.22
Gloucester £3.61 £3.71 £3.51 £3.50 £4.22
Sheffield £3.37 £3.72 £3.69 £4.21 £4.21
Newcastle upon Tyne £3.53 £4.27 £4.17 £3.88 £4.21
Plymouth £3.66 £3.74 £3.85 £3.84 £4.19
Glasgow £3.79 £4.31 £3.82 £4.12 £4.18
Poole £3.71 £3.72 £3.92 £4.08 £4.18
Birmingham £3.94 £4.34 £4.05 £4.02 £4.02
Ipswich £3.81 £4.12 £4.06 £4.00 £4.00
Bournemouth £4.00 £4.00
Peterborough £3.51 £3.56 £3.28 £3.50 £4.00
Reading £4.12 £4.10 £3.96 £3.99 £3.99
Cardiff £3.46 £3.43 £3.46 £4.26 £3.96
Inverness £3.62 £3.73 £3.72 £4.00 £3.94
Northampton £3.61 £3.82 £3.86 £3.74 £3.87
Dundee £3.29 £3.08 £3.29 £4.34 £3.84
Southend-on-Sea £3.29 £3.79 £3.98 £3.91 £3.78
Coventry £3.52 £3.78 £3.74 £3.78 £3.78
Luton £3.68 £3.41 £3.58 £5.00 £3.77
Swansea £3.31 £3.12 £3.26 £3.65 £3.70
Perth £3.07 £3.14 £3.07 £3.46 £3.65
Preston £3.06 £3.64 £3.32 £3.69 £3.64
Stoke-on-Trent £3.29 £3.33 £3.33 £4.22 £3.56
Sunderland £3.25 £3.30 £3.33 £3.75 £3.50
Aberdeen £3.60 £3.86 £3.48 £3.67 £3.43
Kingston upon Hull £3.27 £3.64 £3.32 £3.32 £3.32
Derby £3.00 £3.00
Stirling £4.00

Methodology

The numbers in this piece are based on data from cost-of-living sites Expatistan and Numbeo as of June 2023. 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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