There's bad news for anyone visiting Oslo or Dubai.


Head to Head: How Much a Beer Costs Across the Globe

By Jack Beresford

May 18, 2018

With summer holidays, it’s time to start thinking of all the essentials – booking flights and accommodation, getting your currency sorted out and, of course, planning the booze budget.

Whether you’re planning a few sessions or just fancy the occasional cold one, it’s important to know how much to set aside as prices vary massively depending on where your travels take you.

Based on 29 of the most popular destination cities across the globe, price comparison experts Money Guru have researched how much you can expect to shell out per pint.

Prague is a beer lovers’ paradise, with the average beer only costing £1.17. The other cities where you’ll find yourself paying less than £2 for a pint are Johannesburg (£1.63), Taipei (£1.77) and Krakow (£1.79) – so if it’s likely to be a boozy trip – these are all worth looking at.

Top 5 Cheapest Pints

  1. Prague – £1.17
  2. Johannesburg – £1.63
  3. Taipei – £1.77
  4. Krakow – £1.79
  5. Rio De Janeiro – £2.21

For those in the market for an affordable glass of the amber nectar, you may want to steer clear of Dubai which currently averages out at £9.00 per pint. The other main offenders for sky high beer prices are Oslo (£7.00), Hong Kong (£6.00) and Singapore (£5.94).

Top 5 Most Expensive Pints

  1. Dubai – £9.00
  2. Oslo – £7.00
  3. Hong Kong – £6.00
  4. Singapore – £5.94
  5. New York & Paris – £5.32

With the average price of a pint of lager in the UK at £3.58 and the price of bitter topping £3 for the first time ever as of the end of 2017 – £5.19 if you’re in London – it’s a safe bet that you’ll find a cheaper round abroad this summer.