Joburg And Cape Town Are Among The Top 5 Cheapest Cities For A Beer In The World


Deutsche Bank recently released its annual “Mapping the World’s Prices” series, which compares the cost of everything from iPhones to tekkies in 50 cities around the world.

According to the report, the most expensive beer in the world is found in Dubai, where an average pint will run you $12 (R175). The next-costliest city was Oslo, Norway, where an average pint costs $10.30.

But South Africans have it much, much better. Both Johannesburg and Cape Town made the top five cheapest beer cities on the list. In dollar terms, Deutsche measured a pint of beer at $2.20 in Johannesburg, and $2.60 in Cape Town, the equivalent of between R32 and R38 at current exchange rates.

As well as those South African prices compare with much of the rest of the world, the average SA beer price is still 50% more than what you will pay in Manila, in the Philippines, where you’ll only spend $1.50 for a cold one. Prague in the Czech Republic, was close behind, with an average price of $1.60.

Check out the full list below, and see other lists from the “Mapping the World’s Prices” series¬†here.


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