In Krakow, Kiev and Bratislava, the beer is the cheapest and it’s the most expensive in Geneva, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, according to the 2015 beer price index of GoEuro website. Budapest is the 18th among the world’s 75 big cities, vg.hu said.
When compiling the index, prices of each city’s most popular imported beers and the most favorite local beer in 0.33l containers were compared, separately including the retail price and the requested amount of the main hotel bars. The ranking was set up from the average of the two.
According to it, among the first 9 – in Central Eastern European and Latin American cities, as well as in New Delhi, India – the 0.33l beer price is less than 2 dollars (HUF 560), while at the seven laggards – in Miami, Singapore, New York, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and Geneva – it’s higher than USD %, moreover the average price is more than USD 6 in the two most expensive cities.
Based on retail prices, Budapest is the 9th cheapest city with the average price of USD 0.82 (HUF 230) in the rank of the 75 cities. The average price of the 0.33l draft beers in hotels are USD 3.90 (HUF 1100), according to GoEuro. The average of the two is USD 2.36 which means Budapest is the 18th.
The site also tells how much the annual beer consumption per capita in the countries, according to WHO, and from this data and the average price, the website estimates how much money is spent on beer apiece. According to it, USD 500-700 per capita is spent on beer in most of the Central and Eastern European and Latin American cities a year – it’s USD 627 in Budapest.
Because of the big – 120-130l per year – beer consumption, more than USD 1000 are spent on beer including in Prague, Frankfurt, Bucharest and among in the non-European cities, in Toronto.
based on the article of vg.hu
translated by BA