Beer prices: how Aussie bars rank in the world

April 22, 2019
By Alana House

Research by the website howmuch.net has revealed the most expensive places in the world to buy a pint of beer.

The data comes from a list compiled by The Wall Street Journal, which used the Beer Price Index from travel aggregator site OMIO (formerly Go Euro) to compare prices across different cities.

For comparison purposes, foreign currencies were converted into USD. How Much used the average beer price at a bar rather than at a supermarket.

Sydney scraped into the top 20 at number 19, with a beer estimated to cost $6.56.

Here’s the Top 20:

  1. Hong Kong: $10.86
  2. Geneva: $10.77
  3. Tel Aviv: $9.53
  4. New York: $8.97
  5. Miami: $8.97
  6. Singapore: $8.37
  7. Abu Dhabi: $8.14
  8. Helskini: $8.17
  9. Buenos Aires: $7.80
  10. Zurich :$7.53
  11. Paris: $7.39
  12. London: $7.35
  13. Tokyo, Japan: $7.17
  14. Oslo: $7.17
  15. Barcelona: $7.02
  16. Milan: $7.02
  17. Copenhagen: $6.93
  18. Athens: $6.72
  19. Sydney: $6.56
  20. Kuala Lumpur: $6.55

It was revealed last month that Sydney is no longer among the world’s top 10 most expensive cities to live.

It fell six places to 16th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living 2019 survey, while Melbourne dropped eight spots to 22nd and Brisbane was 41st (-15). Adelaide was 51st (-21) and Perth was 64th (-18).

According to the survey, the price of a bottle of beer was lower in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane than in the past.

Singapore, Paris and Hong Kong tied for the number one spot, followed by
Zurich and Geneva.

Global cities with the least expensive pints of beer were:

  1. Bratislava, Slovakia: $2.22
  2. Delhi, India: $2.31
  3. Kiev, Ukraine: $2.36
  4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: $2.58
  5. Kraków, Poland: $2.70
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