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dstockwell

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And these don't count hotels and airports where the prices are jacked up.



Deutsche Bank analysts collected data on the prices of various services for a recent report to clients. Among them, they included how much it costs to get a beer (500 mL or 1 pint) in a neighborhood pub in an expat area of a given city in 2017.
 

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I can confirm this is accurate, for Boston at least. But as a counterpoint, we really love our craft beer here, so that $7.20 is probably going to be something mighty tasty (Night Shift, Trillium, Lord Hobo, etc.) We've also got plenty of dives if you want a $1.50 PBR or High Life.
 

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I'm in the real ale capital of the UK and if you exclude 'craft' then cask beer is very reasonably priced. Our pints are close to 20oz and are under $3. If you start talking 'craft' then it starts to look like $4-5. If you get into your barrel aged imperial stouts, sour double IPA's and the ever so trendy craft keg you can easily expect to start touching $12, but then the beer is going to be 14% or something crazy and people drink in 1/3, 1/2 or 3/4 UK pints as a rule. Of course London is a law unto itself as always and you can generally double these prices.
 

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Most craft beer around here is about $4.50 ish. Depends on the "Tier" of beer being served, but that's probably close for a standard craft pint. Some places might be $5 ish.

Hard to compare when you can't compare the exact same beer.
 

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Most craft beer around here is about $4.50 ish. Depends on the "Tier" of beer being served, but that's probably close for a standard craft pint. Some places might be $5 ish.

Hard to compare when you can't compare the exact same beer.
This. For $4.10 in Malaysia you get a slightly chilled can of Tiger or C Elephant.
 

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I've been to 14 of these cities and Stockholm is hands down the most expensive I've seen. It's way more expensive than NYC and Paris. $8+ was the norm. Not only that, but beers purchased in store are also very low ABV and relatively expensive (all sold individually). I've attached a pic I took of one of their IPAs at 3.5% ABV and ~$2.20 USD. Their regular IPAs didn't have a high ABV and were even more expensive.

I'm leaving for the Philippines in 2 weeks and have a hard time believing that it will be more expensive than Prague. Prague is cheap, but not as cheap as Budapest, Hungary or Belgrade, Serbia in my experience.

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here in chicago many many bars charge by abv.

the 5.30 is pretty much dead on.
 

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I've been to 14 of these cities and Stockholm is hands down the most expensive I've seen. It's way more expensive than NYC and Paris. $8+ was the norm. Not only that, but beers purchased in store are also very low ABV and relatively expensive (all sold individually). I've attached a pic I took of one of their IPAs at 3.5% ABV and ~$2.20 USD. Their regular IPAs didn't have a high ABV and were even more expensive.
Yeah, anything over 3.5% can only be sold in government stores. They are also relatively highly taxed and the tax rate depends on the alcohol content. I've never been to Norway but I understand they have a similar system.
 

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I live in a small town in basically the middle of nowhere and a few years ago the local pubs jacked up their "craft beer" pint prices to the same as you would pay in the city.
I basically cut down on my pub drinking, but the pubs are still in business, so there are plenty of other drinkers willing to pay high prices.
I can go to my cooler and "grab" a 12 oz homebrew for less than 50 cents.
I'm still thinking there will be a craft beer price war someday.
 

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Was once in a local Italian restaurant downtown and ordered a beer made by a local brewery. They had two price brackets, Import and Domestic. Imports were $9.00. Domestic was $4.00.

I ordered 3 beers while I was there and the bill came in a $27 (+fud). WTF?

I paid my $12 and the menu was changed to add "Craft/Import" by the next week (with a sharpie). :D
 
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