From antiquity onwards, world travelers have always had to worry very prominently about one particular thing: How much is a good old bottle of suds going to cost wherever I'm going?
Thankfully, we're living in the digital information age, where you no longer have to worry about such pressing matters:
Having a beer can be dirt cheap or extra expensive - depending on what city you are in when the thirst for a cold one strikes...
[A]ccording to data by Numbeo, Middle Eastern and Scandinavian locations rank among the world's priciest. Here, a large beer in a restaurant can run into the double-digits and even a store might charge you more than $3.50 for a 0.5 liter/17 ounce beer.
In New York, Melbourne and London, downing a couple of beers can also get expensive fast, with prices ranging between $7 and $8 in a restaurant. In Australia, grocery or liquor store prices might also knock you out before the beer can as they surpass even those in pricey locations Dubai and Oslo.
Here's a visual rundown of the most-expensive and least-expensive beer cities:
All I gotta say is this: What are they doing in Hanoi that it's as cheap to drink out as it is to drink at home?
In Vietnam's capital city, a big bia hoi (fresh or draft beer) culture keeps the hoppy juice flowing in countless streetside joints, keeping quantities high and prices low. This and the unregulated brewing industry in the country have produced such inexpensive beer it has been called the cheapest in the world.
Ahhh—deregulation! That's the ticket.
That's the kind of change we need here. Call your state representatives today and ask them to make your beer laws more like Hanoi's!
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