Which countries have the cheapest beer?

1 July 2014

The price of a pint is always far more pertinent than the fabled 'price of fish'. No-one shouts "HOW MUCH?!" at an expensive piece of hake, unless you're a seafarer or a fishmonger nerd.

Swanky bars may charge you £5 for a bottle of weak lager, while a CAMRA approved pub may well get you completely mortal for £1.30 a pop. But on average, is British beer cheap, compared to the rest of the world?

Well thankfully, we've been sent an infographic to help us find out which country is best for having a cheap snifter... but remember; cheap doesn't always mean quality.

cheap beer

Turns out that the cheapest boozers can be found in Vietnam and Ukraine, which is nice. Unless you go their during civil conflict. The best shout on the list, for price and quality, is the wonderful Czech Republic. Their beers are incredible and, as anyone who has visited will tell you, booze is seen as a basic human right there.

If you want to avoid shelling out loadsamoney, then avoid the Middle East. Mainly because alcohol is banned in parts of it. Where they do have beer, it is expensive.

In short, the price of one beer in Iran buys you 13 in Ukraine.

If you want to see the rest of the list and the full infographic, and some interesting beer factoids, then we advise paying a visit to financesonline/beer prices for the low down on who drinks the most, which beer is the most popular in the world and a more.

TOPICS:   Restaurants

7 comments

  • God
    5RMB for a bottle of Chinese beer?? Must have been a tourist trap, I never pay more than 3.5RMB for my bottle of Pearl River.
  • JonB
    "If you want to avoid shelling out loadsamoney, then avoid the Middle East." Saudi Arabia is in the Middle East and is cheaper than the Czech Republic, according to your picture.
  • Han S.
    "If you want to avoid shelling out loadsamoney, then avoid the Middle East. Mainly because alcohol is banned in parts of it. Where they do have beer, it is expensive." - But you have Saudi Arabia as the fourth cheapest?
  • Alex B.
    "If you want to avoid shelling out loadsamoney, then avoid the Middle East. Mainly because alcohol is banned in parts of it. Where they do have beer, it is expensive." Apart from Saudi Arabia, apparently, which is both in the Middle East and has beer at the fourth-cheapest average price in the world.
  • dvdj10
    You can tell an American made those infographics, look at where they think the UK, Ireland, Germany, Finland and Denmark is?! Jesus. I know they're large points but even if you'd just change the order of them it would make much more sense!
  • WARWICK H.
    Cheap & Cheery Benidorm 80 cents for a pint of Estrella and its spot on.
  • News P.
    [...] at the Argos sale bitterwallet/we blame those aliens Who has the cheapest beer in the world? bitterwallet/burp Nestle do nice thing, but are normally very, very bad [...]

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