The cost of a pint in London is officially double the global average, new research has revealed.
The study compared the price of a pint in 177 of the world’s most populated cities and found London ranks in the top 25 most expensive cities to buy a pint (22nd), costing around £4.76 on average.
The cost of a pint in London is almost double the global average, which is around £2.61 a pint, although the capital is cheaper than Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto, while a pint in Oslo, Norway, Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavik in Iceland is up to £3.20 more expensive.
Most expensive cities to buy a pint out of 177 cities:
Dubai, UAE, £8.58
Doha, Qatar, £8.50
Reykjavik, Iceland, £7.96
Oslo, Norway, £7.17
Mariehamn, Aland Islands, £7.00
Jon Ostler, CEO of finder UK, which commissioned the research, said: “It was interesting to see such a wide difference between how much it costs for a pint in different cities around the world. Some people may not realise that there could be big differences in costs of common expenses between cities.
“When budgeting for family holidays or weekend breaks, it’s important to factor in leisure expenses and anticipate that prices will vary from city to city. By doing your research in advance you will not only be prepared financially, but avoid unnecessary stress and allow for a more enjoyable holiday.”