£11.50 for a pint, anyone?

2 March 2015

In some places - we're looking at you, craft beer nerds - you won't get much change from a fiver when buying yourself a pint. Of course, there's pubs out there that'll charge you a couple of quid for some booze, but across the country, prices are going up.

So someone's peered into the future to see how much a pint will cost in 25 years' time. Experts at Lloyds bank reckon we'll be shelling out £11.50 for a pint of beer, which seems preposterous. Still, at least we'll have autonomous cars by then to drive us home when we're leathered.

That's not all Lloyds have been working out. They also reckon that the cost of a loaf of bread in 2040 will be £4.20 and a dozen eggs is going to set you back £6.02.

Our wages will have gone up by 6p in that time, no doubt.

A spokesperson for Lloyds burped: "The average price of a pint has grown a staggering 294 times over the past 100 years, from an average of just 1p."

Imagine that. 1p a pint. You'd have showers in booze. Anyway, this data was gathered by comparing the price of stuff in 1914, compared to the present day. You can only imagine how much our household bills will be by then, as the Big Six join forces to charge everyone for use of the sun to heat up our solar panels.

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff   Restaurants   Economy


  • Rob
    So in 1914, you could get 240 pints for a quid, bargain!
  • Mick T.
    It's called inflation, and so long as your wages increase as well then that price point means nothing, a meaningless figure no doubt splurged out as part of some marketing release for some financial product.
  • loafer1946
    Why is this news or worth mentioning. Its called inflation, I remember when beer was 9d a pint the average wage was a £20 per week. In fact in proportion food and drink is cheaper than years ago, we all spend more money now on superfluous crap like TVs, computers and holidays.
  • Father J.
    Yet another 'story' that doesn't pass the So What test...

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