What can better determine the cost of a city than the price of a nice cold beer?
Go Euro recently released its 2015 Beer Price Index, which combined data from 75 cities around the world, using the cost of the most popular local beer and top five most commonly imported ones.
Just like you want to avoid eating a club sandwich in Geneva, Switzerland, a beer there will set you back the most, clocking in at $US6.32. Where $US10 will get you just over six beers in Krakow, it will barely get you two in Geneva.
The second-most expensive place to knock back a few is Hong Kong ($US6.16), closely followed by Tel Aviv ($US5.79).
Australia’s Sydney ranks 62nd on the list, with an average beer price of $4.46 and one of the highest average annual consumption levels per capita of 99 litres. The average annual spend of $1331 is second only to Helsinki at $1542.
As for the US, not surprisingly the most expensive place to get a beer is in New York (5th place overall), where a cold one will cost you around $US5.20.
Eastern Europe seems to be a safe bet in terms of savings, as Krakow and Kiev are tied with an average cost of $US1.66 per beer, with Bratislava hot on their heels with an average of $US1.69 per beer. Eastern Europe also sets the tone in terms of highest annual beer consumption per capita, as Bucharest dominates with 133 litres, closely followed by Prague at 130 litres, and Krakow and Warsaw tied at 127 litres each.
Check out the full list below.
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