by Marcus Leach
When it comes to booking a holiday, be it a weekend away with your mates or a week in the sun with your partner, there is one thing most men always want to know: how much will a beer cost?
Well now, thanks to the GoEuro Beer Price Index, you can make sure that your holiday destination ensures a healthy supply of cheap beer. The cheapest place for beer is Warsaw in Poland, with the most expensive beer coming in Oslo.
Buying a beer in the Norwegian capital will set you back an average of £2.87, a cost significantly higher than in Zurich (£2.46) and Tokyo (£2.45) in second and third place respectively.
The study, which calculated the average cost of buying some of the world’s most well-known beers in 40 major cities across the globe, was carried out by GoEuro.
"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," As Naren Shaam, CEO and Founder of GoEuro said.
Many of the cities positioned among the top 10 most expensive destinations in the world provided no surprises as London (£1.72), Singapore (£1.55) and Hong Kong (£1.49) all featured high up in the rankings. The appearance of Rio de Janeiro in tenth position, with an average cost of £1.39, 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 £0.64. 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 £0.66, while Prague followed closely behind with £0.75.
A number of other popular destinations also came in under the £1 threshold, among them Lisbon (£0.78), Dublin (£0.78) and Mexico City (£0.79).
This study was made based on the cost of a 33cl bottle in a regular discount store, with several worldwide brands and a major local brand. All prices were converted to Pounds based on the June 1st Bloomberg exchange.