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Cost of pint in London double the global average

  • Average price of a pint in London is £4.76, around £2.15 more than the global average
  • Caracas, Venezuela is the cheapest at just £0.51 a pint while Dubai breaks the bank at £8.58

27 December 2017- According to research collated by price comparison site,, the price of a pint in London is almost double the average price around the world. has compared the price of a pint in 177 of the world’s most populated cities*. According to latest cost of living data, London ranks in the top 25 most expensive cities to buy a pint (22nd), costing around £4.76 on average.

The cost of a pint in London is almost double the global average, which is around £2.61 a pint. Ranking cheaper than London are Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto, while a pint in Oslo, Norway, Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik in Iceland is up to £3.20 more expensive.

However, the cheapest pint in the world can be found in Caracas, Venezuela at £0.512 and the dearest discovered in Dubai at a whopping £8.58.

Most expensive cities to buy a pint out of 177 cities:

  1. Dubai, UAE, £8.58
  2. Doha, Qatar, £8.50
  3. Reykjavik, Iceland, £7.96
  4. Oslo, Norway, £7.17
  5. Mariehamn, Aland Islands, £7.00

Jon Ostler, CEO of finder UK said: “It was interesting to see such a wide difference between how much it costs for a pint in different cities around the world. Some people may not realise that there could be big differences in costs of common expenses between cities.

“When budgeting for family holidays or weekend breaks, it’s important to factor in leisure expenses and anticipate that prices will vary from city to city. By doing your research in advance you will not only be prepared financially, but avoid unnecessary stress and allow for a more enjoyable holiday.”

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Notes to editors:

  • *According to latest cost of living data from Numbeo and Expatistan. On Numbeo, the metric used was “Restaurants: Domestic Beer, (0.5 liter draught)”. On Expatistan, it was “1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)”.
  • Jon Ostler, CEO (UK) at is available for comment, opinion or interview regarding this research.
  • All prices are converted to Great British Pound

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