fox news – Where in the world to get a cheap pint on New Year’s Eve
The cost of a pint of beer in London is more than double that of the global average, setting punters back a princely £4.76 it was revealed today.But at least New Year’s Eve revellers in the capital will have some change out of a tenner for two pints – unlike in Dubai and Doha, where there are restrictions on the sale of alcohol, and a pint will set you back as much as £8.58.Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, in Venezuela’s capital city Caracas a pint costs as little as 52p, while in Nigeria’s Lagos it costs 63p. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the cost of a pint is also surprisingly cheap at 73p.Globally, the average cost of a pint of beer is around £2.61, comparison site Finder UK’s research reveals.At £4.76, the cost of a beer in London is more expensive than in Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Shanghai and Berlin.While the UAE and Qatar are home to the most expensive pints of beer on the planet, closer to home in Reykjavik, Iceland, you’ll still be paying just shy of £8. The same goes for Oslo in Norway, where the average cost of a pint is £7.17.In notoriously expensive New York in the US, the average cost of a pint is £5.56, while in France’s capital Paris the cost is slightly lower at £5.51. Meanwhile, the average price in Moscow is considerably lower at £2.40.Jon Ostler, chief executive of finder UK 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.’What the figures detailing the cost of a pint in cities around the world doesn’t reveal is the embattled state of Britain’s pub market.Since the 1970s, it is estimated that around 30,000 pubs have shut their doors for the final time.Driven out by soaring business rates, dwindling customer numbers and money-hungry property developers, around 21 pubs are closing each week, the Campaign for Real Ale said.CAMRA is calling for the government to implement a £5,000 annual reduction in business rates for every pub across England.