Oslo is the most expensive city in the world to buy a beer while Warsaw is found to be the cheapest.
According to the GoEuro Beer Price Index, buying a beer in the Norwegian capital will set you back an average of €3.55, a cost significantly higher than in Zurich (€3.04) and Tokyo (€3.03) in second and third place respectively.
The study calculated the average cost of buying a 33cl bottle of some of the world’s most well-known beers in a regular discount store in 40 major cities across the globe.
As Naren Shaam, CEO and Founder of GoEuro, points out:
Beer is popular in every country in the world and it’s a staple ingredient of almost every holiday. In this sense it’s a great way of getting a feel for how expensive, or cheap, a city will be for travellers from around the world.
Many of the cities positioned among the Top 10 most expensive destinations in the world provided no surprises as London (€2.13), Singapore (€1.92) and Hong Kong (€1.84) all featured high up in the rankings. The appearance of Rio de Janeiro in tenth position, with an average cost of €1.72, may turn a few heads but is in reality an indication of Brazil’s rapidly escalating living costs and gives travellers a small insight into the cost of attending this month’s World Cup.
At the other end of the scale, Poland’s capital Warsaw was found to be the cheapest city for buying a beer, with an average cost of just €0.79. Meanwhile, both Germany and the Czech Republic lived up to their reputations as beer-friendly countries. The study showed Berlin to offer the second-most affordable beer at an average cost of €0.82, while Prague followed closely behind with €0.93.
A number of other popular destinations also came in under the €1 threshold, among them Lisbon (€0.96), Dublin (€0.98) and Mexico City (€0.99).
The study was carried out across 40 cities around the world using 33cl bottles.
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