Prague Named Cheapest European City for Alcohol

Prague Named Cheapest European City for Alcohol

In a survey that measured the cost of a dozen alcoholic drinks – from beer to wine to champagne and various cocktails – throughout 16 major European cities, Prague was named the cheapest according to a new article in The Telegraph.

Leading the pack with a £1.26 (45 CZK) beer, a £1.57 (55 CZK) wine, a £2.03 (70 CZK) brandy and a £2.83 (99 CZK) vodka and orange, the total cost of a dozen varied alcoholic beverages came to £28.74 (roughly 1000 CZK) in Prague.

In second place was Budapest, with a total cost of £30.20 (1060 CZK) for the 12 drinks. In a similar survey conducted a year ago, Budapest topped Prague as cheapest destination for alcohol.

The price of ten alcoholic drinks was £19.76 (693 CZK) in Budapest in 2015, versus £25.91 (909 CZK) for Prague.

These are the 10 cheapest destinations for alcohol in 2016, by the total price for 12 varied drinks:

  • Prague, Czech Republic – £28.74 (1008 CZK)
  • Budapest, Hungary – £30.20 (1060 CZK)
  • Krakow, Poland – £33.82 (1187 CZK)       
  • Riga, Latvia – £49.95 (1753 CZK)
  • Tallinn, Estonia – £53.11 (1864 CZK)
  • Palma, Majorca – £56.72 (1990 CZK)
  • Berlin, Germany – £57.54 (2019 CZK)
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands – £58.14 (2040 CZK)
  • Barcelona, Spain – £60.56 (2125 CZK)
  • London, England – £60.70 (2130 CZK)
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The most expensive city surveyed? Marbella, Spain, where beer runs £3.43 (120 CZK) and a cocktail £8.03 (282 CZK). The most expensive drink found in the survey was an £8.90 (312 CZK) dry martini in London.

And while Prague is the cheapest city overall, it was deemed the most expensive for one type of drink: avoid ordering a bottle of champagne in the Czech capital, which reportedly runs £55 (1930 CZK, which seems overly inflated).

Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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