Mapped: Beer guide to popular pints and their prices across the globe

2017-09-14 18:00 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - When travelling on a budget, it can be tough to know how much money you will need to set aside for meals and overall entertainment.

After all travel brings with it a necessary need to sit back, relax and have a drink.

Can you imagine how a day filled with jaw-dropping architecture, the perfect weather, and mouth-watering local cuisine can be perfectly capped off with a simple cold pint? - Yes, we can!

However, thanks to Busabout, the Europe and Asia travel network for free spirited travellers, there is a 'Beer Guide' to popular pints and their prices, showing which global cities give you the most beer for your buck.

The guide combines data from 10 cities around the world, including commonly imported beers along with the main local beer.

The prices for the beers were calculated using the average price of local and imported beers in certain cities around the world, not taking purchasing power into account.

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"Most travellers find that the price of beer is a helpful financial reference when it comes to daily expenditures," says Busabout's spokesperson Jessica Clarke.

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According to the 'guide', the beer-loving team at Busabout found that Vietnam had the cheapest beer - using Euros as the country of reference - costing an average price of €1.11 or about R17.15 for a beer.

Travellers headed to Miami in the US can expect to pay the most, with an average price of around €5  or about R77.24  for a drink.

Although not mentioned on the list, Traveller24 found out that a beer-lover in South Africa can expect to pay an average price of R40.00 for a craft beer, which is usually more pricier than more commercial labels such as Black Label or Castle. 

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See map for beer prices in certain countries, including SA below:

While the figures are a direct conversion to euros, when purchasing power is factored in, local beer is even cheaper.