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2 hours ago, Tommy T. said:

Clermont...at that price, I could not afford to buy the beer to cry in!

To be fair that is the price for a beer served to you by bar staff in a hotel in Australia in a major city.

If you go to a super market and buy a slab (case) of cans then it costs from $40 Australian ($30 US roughly).  That makes each 370ml can of beer cost about $1-60 Au or $1-20 US.

Australia has high wages and very high rents which is why ‘served’ drinks cost so much.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, GeoffH said:

To be fair that is the price for a beer served to you by bar staff in a hotel in Australia in a major city.

If you go to a super market and buy a slab (case) of cans then it costs from $40 Australian ($30 US roughly).  That makes each 370ml can of beer cost about $1-60 Au or $1-20 US.

Australia has high wages and very high rents which is why ‘served’ drinks cost so much.

 

 

That's about GBP 1. Give or take a few pence. UK beer price or a bit dearer. 1.25 pounds for a can. 

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A list of beer prices in cities around the world.  Foreign currencies adjusted to USA prices to allow comparisons.

https://graphics.wsj.com/table/BEER_062415

CITY
 
AVERAGE SUPERMARKET PRICE
 
BAR PRICE
 
OVERALL PRICE
 
BEER PER CAPITA/YEAR (LITERS)
 
AVERAGE SPENT ON BEER PER PERSON PER YEAR
 
Abu Dhabi $1.17 $8.14 $4.66 8 $111
Amsterdam $0.88 $5.17 $3.03 86 $782
Asunción $1.04 $2.93 $1.98 83 $495
Athens $0.90 $6.72 $3.81 53 $610
Auckland $1.67 $5.88 $3.78 77 $869
Bali $1.35 $3.00 $2.18 9 $62
Bangkok $1.10 $3.12 $2.11 36 $225
Barcelona $0.68 $7.02 $3.85 104 $1,197
Beijing $1.39 $6.35 $3.87 35 $403
Belgrade $0.60 $3.34 $1.97 119 $703
Berlin $0.79 $4.37 $2.58 118 $913
Bogotá $1.26 $3.55 $2.40 76 $547
Boston $1.46 $5.98 $3.72 85 $950
Bratislava $1.15 $2.22 $1.69 72 $365
Brussels $1.19 $5.17 $3.18 100 $952
Bucharest $0.70 $4.96 $2.83 133 $1,132
Budapest $0.82 $3.90 $2.36 89 $627
Buenos Aires $0.92 $7.80 $4.36 71 $924
Cairo $0.95 $3.27 $2.11 4 $25
Cape Town $1.08 $3.20 $2.14 98 $626
Chicago $1.37 $5.76 $3.56 85 $911
Copenhagen $1.48 $6.93 $4.21 80 $1,013
Delhi $1.18 $2.31 $1.75 6 $29
Dublin $1.47 $6.28 $3.88 106 $1,230
Dubrovnik $1.11 $4.14 $2.62 90 $711
Edinburgh $1.18 $5.16 $3.17 79 $756
Frankfurt $0.83 $5.54 $3.19 118 $1,128
Geneva $1.87 $10.77 $6.32 63 $1,202
Helsinki $1.64 $8.17 $4.91 105 $1,542
Ho Chi Minh City $0.99 $2.58 $1.78 119 $635
Hong Kong $1.46 $10.86 $6.16 16 $296
Istanbul $2.15 $4.40 $3.28 23 $229
Kiev $0.97 $2.36 $1.66 103 $514
Kraków $0.62 $2.70 $1.66 127 $634
Kuala Lumpur $2.01 $6.55 $4.28 18 $235
Leeds $1.44 $4.64 $3.04 79 $726
Lima $1.26 $3.78 $2.52 71 $532
Lisbon $0.90 $4.25 $2.58 74 $572
Liverpool $1.16 $4.13 $2.64 79 $630
Ljubljana $1.16 $4.25 $2.71 95 $768
London $1.69 $7.35 $4.52 79 $1,078
Los Angeles $1.87 $4.61 $3.24 85 $827
Luxembourg $1.02 $6.16 $3.59 79 $854
Madrid $0.88 $4.48 $2.68 104 $833
Malaga $0.63 $2.80 $1.72 104 $534
Manila $0.61 $3.94 $2.28 27 $184
Mexico City $0.88 $3.03 $1.96 101 $595
Miami $1.29 $8.97 $5.13 85 $1,311
Milan $1.10 $7.02 $4.06 29 $347
Moscow $2.49 $5.46 $3.98 106 $1,267
Munich $0.91 $5.32 $3.11 118 $1,102
New York $1.44 $8.97 $5.20 85 $1,330
Nice $0.96 $5.91 $3.44 43 $443
Oslo $3.45 $7.17 $5.31 63 $999
Paris $1.08 $7.39 $4.24 43 $545
Prague $1.02 $4.32 $2.67 130 $1,040
Reykjavik $1.53 $4.95 $3.24 82 $797
Rio de Janeiro $1.09 $5.15 $3.12 97 $905
Rome $1.02 $8.13 $4.57 29 $392
San Francisco $1.46 $6.48 $3.97 85 $1,014
Santiago $1.03 $3.53 $2.28 53 $365
Seville $0.52 $4.48 $2.50 104 $778
Singapore $1.89 $8.37 $5.13 26 $399
Sofia $1.15 $3.44 $2.29 82 $566
Stockholm $1.34 $5.95 $3.65 63 $689
Strasbourg $0.96 $5.54 $3.25 43 $419
Sydney $2.37 $6.56 $4.46 99 $1,331
Tel Aviv $2.06 $9.53 $5.79 23 $396
The Hague $0.96 $4.43 $2.70 86 $698
Tokyo $2.38 $7.17 $4.77 25 $363
Toronto $1.64 $4.91 $3.27 116 $1,136
Venice $1.10 $5.91 $3.50 29 $300
Vienna $1.18 $5.73 $3.45 95 $988
Warsaw $0.70 $3.60 $2.15 127 $822
Zurich $1.66 $7.53 $4.60 63 $875
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 Well for me I still think my 600 peso per crate of 24 x 330ml Beer na Beer is good value and that is delivered from My sori sori down the Road a little way, that is 7 liters for Under 10 Pound :thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, GeoffH said:

To be fair that is the price for a beer served to you by bar staff in a hotel in Australia in a major city.

If you go to a super market and buy a slab (case) of cans then it costs from $40 Australian ($30 US roughly).  That makes each 370ml can of beer cost about $1-60 Au or $1-20 US.

Australia has high wages and very high rents which is why ‘served’ drinks cost so much.

 

 

Thanks, Geoff! Yeah, I understand - bar prices must be high to cover overhead. That's why I rarely buy drinks at bars or restos. Even with the "discount" of Aussie $ to US $, I found OZ to be fairly expensive overall and was surprised by that...But there was also value in most of what I bought there - food, hardware, services. You get what you pay for there, for sure! Anyway, it's a great country with nice people (mostly).

Back in 1993, I anchored the yacht in Carmel, CA next to the Pebble Beach Golf Club. Had a gin and tonic (bar tonic, bar gin) in the clubhouse (just to say I did!) for a handy US$16 - plus tip!

So I'm not sure if it is good or bad that beer here is so cheap (and very good!). Same with the Tanduay - at about US$2.50/750 ml.

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1 hour ago, Jack Peterson said:

 Well for me I still think my 600 peso per crate of 24 x 330ml Beer na Beer is good value and that is delivered from My sori sori down the Road a little way, that is 7 liters for Under 10 Pound :thumbsup:

I use to drink red Horse beer for 600 a case and San Mig 560 a case but the red horse had a kick to it. Problems going up the stairs, 2 steps and 1 step down. So I went back drinking San mig. :56da64a8e0a60_13_4_101:

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2 hours ago, Mike J said:

A list of beer prices in cities around the world.  Foreign currencies adjusted to USA prices to allow comparisons.

 

Mike... unless my in-the-head-math is incorrect, it appears that the Spanish out-drink even Aussies annually? Figuring the cost at supermarket price and annual consumption? I always thought Spanish preferred wine since they make such good ones...

Cheers and thanks for the rate sheet comparison!:cheersty:

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4 minutes ago, Tommy T. said:

I always thought Spanish preferred wine since they make such good ones...

Tom in the main they do but remembering that San Miguel Corporation is now at least 1/2 owned by a spanish Board with 3 Breweries in Southern Spain + 2 of the Largest producers in that part of the World are also Spanish Breweries IE; Cruz Campo & Cervezas La Virgen That came as not a great as a surprise to me as it seems to you, can't Argue one bit about your comment on their wines Red  La Rioja and Ribera del Duero. being to of My Regional favorites

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A high quality craft IPA here in Washington State is 150 pesos each per six pack or 250 poured in a tavern.

SM Pilsen here is ~50-100 Pesos each per six pack. 

What are bottles of 18 year Tanduay rum going for now?

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7 hours ago, Old55 said:

A high quality craft IPA here in Washington State is 150 pesos each per six pack

I'm not sure I understand your wording.  So, a 6 pack is p900?  About 17 usd?  That is for a craft IPA.  How much is a 6 pack of Coors or Bud these days?

I was always happy buying various off the wall beers at Trader Joes.  They usually had some good ones for a nice price.

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