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What are the Most and Least Expensive Cities for Beer?

Are you thinking of socializing and/or celebrating your wins with a beer party or pub gathering?

Deutsche Bank analysts collected data on how much it costs to get a beer (500 mL or 1 pint) in an expat area pub of a given city in 2017.

Beers are the cheapest in Prague ($1.30), Johannesburg ($1.70), and Lisbon, Portugal ($2.00). In comparison, they are most expensive in Oslo, Norway ($9.90), Singapore ($9.00), and Hong Kong ($7.70).


The following is a comparison of the cost of beer in different cities around the globe:

Did you find this chart and information helpful? (Source: Business Insider)

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  1. May 22, 2017    

    I don’t like beer so now I know which cities to avoid. 😂 Just kidding. The variance in price is interesting

  2. Daniela Miovska Daniela Miovska
    May 23, 2017    

    I am not a fan of beer neither, although I have been in Prague and Lisbon and ir really fascinated me how much the people there where drinking it.

  3. May 23, 2017    

    I’ve never been a beer-drinker but it is interesting to see how much the prices vary from place to place.

  4. May 23, 2017    

    What an interesting post about beer. I’m not a beer drinker but always wished I liked it. Cool post!

  5. May 23, 2017    

    I’m also not a beer fan but I enjoyed the statistics, quite an interesting read

  6. May 23, 2017    

    I try to think of how this information could be relevant to anyone… but I fail. Maybe to beer international traders? but nope… not really.

  7. May 23, 2017    

    Haha I guess it is good to be Portuguese when the beer is that cheap. I had no idea it was that cheap though! x

  8. May 23, 2017    

    This is a cool post, gotta share it

  9. May 23, 2017    

    oh my, my friends would love this as they just want to drink beer and have good times. thanks for sharing this!

  10. May 23, 2017    

    No mention of Cambodia? You can drink the Angkor water…I mean beer…for about $.50 on the beach. 😉

  11. May 24, 2017    

    I enjoy drinking unique beers and not the typical beers like Budlight and Michelob. It’s interesting that the prices of beer are very different in different locations.

  12. May 25, 2017    

    I don’t drink but i am amazed by how much money people spend on drinking.

  13. May 25, 2017    

    I love beer!
    Interesting to know 🙂

  14. Helen Helen
    May 25, 2017    

    I’m not a beer fan but it’s so interesting to see how much it varies in price around the world. My dad lives in the Phillipines and regularly comments how cheap it is there so I’m not surprised to see that near the bottom.

  15. May 25, 2017    

    Great roundup. Thanks for the info.

  16. May 26, 2017    

    While I don’t drink much beer, I love a good hard cider! I wonder if those run a little cheaper! lol

    Gennifer Rose |

  17. May 27, 2017    

    That is a great insight. Beer is cheap in India too.

  18. Tiara Wilson Tiara Wilson
    May 31, 2017    

    I’m not into beer, but it’s amazing to see the difference between the cities. Thank you for sharing this. I wouldn’t have ever thought about which cities had beer costs that were more or less.

  19. May 31, 2017    

    Wow. You have that price list from the cheapest to the most expensive beers in the world.

  20. August 3, 2017    

    I couldn’t imagine paying $9.00 for one drink, here in the US you can buy a 12-pack for a little more than $9.00. I’m not a huge beer drinker but it is so interesting to see the difference in cost around the world. The beer tab after a night out in some of these places would add up super fast!

  21. Kamie Berry Kamie Berry
    August 3, 2017    

    I can’t believe how expensive beer is in Norway! Good thing I don’t drink it!

  22. August 3, 2017    

    I am not surprised the UK is up as one of the higher ones I hate how expensive alcohol is I think I will move to Prague

  23. August 3, 2017    

    Wow $9 in Norway is expensive! We love our $2 Bud Lights here lol

  24. August 3, 2017    

    It’s crazy how much the price in beer changes between countries. I have always thought that the Philippines had the cheapest beer, so it was really nice to see a chart that showed where they were in comparison to other countries.

  25. August 4, 2017    

    That wide of a range in price is absolutely nuts! And the US is smack dab in the middle! Lol wow. This was a great chart. Thank you!

  26. August 4, 2017    

    I do like the lager beers and this is interesting. I guess it depends on the taxes charged by the city one is in. New York being high doesn’t surprise me at all.

  27. August 4, 2017    

    Interesting and I’m not surprised to see NZ near the top of that list! Prices can be steep here but not as high as others apparently

  28. August 6, 2017    

    I guess I will stick to wine in Norway unless it is a special beer you can only get there. Interesting information!

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