Beer, the oldest known recipe in history, is a global obsession, but trends in consumption and cost vary a lot from country to country. To find out just how much costs vary, Expensivity.com conducted comprehensive research to reveal the cheapest and most expensive cities around the world to buy a beer in, how much people spend on beer annually, and which country crushes the most in a year.
Expensivity.com collated the prices of a 330ml (33cl) bottle of beer in supermarkets and hotel bars around the world with the help of residents, online shops and online menus on hotel websites. Prices were tracked for well-known beer brands such as Corona and Heineken. When they couldn’t find the price with the help of a local or via a website, the research team used numbeo.com. Once average prices were calculated, the team converted the figures to US dollars using xe.com. Using the World Health Organisation statistics, Expensivity.com found the amount of alcohol consumption per capita and the percentage of annual beer consumption around the globe.
● Qatar has the most expensive beer in the world, with an average price of US$11.26 per 33cl (330ml) bottle.
● The cheapest beer is in South Africa, where the average price is $1.68 per bottle.
● The Czech Republic has the highest consumption rate, with 468 beers per person per year.
● Germans spend an average $1,907.78 per year on beer, the top figure in the study.