World Beer Index 2021

Although fewer people have been able to grab a beer at the pub during this pandemic, the global desire for beer prevails. For example, sales of the Corona beer actually shot up in the past year, despite—or perhaps because of—associations with the coronavirus.

This World Beer Index from Expensivity compares the average price of a bottle of beer in 58 countries in a detailed map. Additionally, we show which countries spend the most on beer per capita, and just how much beer people really drink.

Pricey Pints: The Average Price of a Beer

Researchers calculated the average price of a typical bottle of beer (330ml, just shy of a pint) from well known brands via online stores and statistics database Numbeo. In addition, local beer prices were pulled from hotel and bar menus, and average values converted to USD.

In Qatar, you’d have to shell out $11.26 for a single beer, which would surely make for a really expensive night out on the town. In part, this is because in 2019, the Muslim-majority country introduced a 100% excise tax on top the previous sales price of all alcohol imports.

These steep prices are aimed at tourists—and with Qatar hosting the 2022 men’s soccer World Cup, there’ll be thousands of visitors in the country looking for a cold one at any price.


Rank Country Capital City Average Price of a Beer
1 South Africa Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town $1.68
2 Ukraine Kyiv $1.76
3 Argentina Buenos Aires $1.79
4 Bosnia And Herzegovina Sarajevo $1.96
5 Ghana Accra $2.05
6 Tunisia Tunis $2.09
7 Georgia Tbilisi $2.30
8 North Macedonia Skopje $2.34
9 Chile Santiago $2.40
10 Czech Republic (Czechia) Prague $2.49
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Frank J. Williams 1 month ago Member's comment

Hardly an important piece, but interesting nonetheless.