Which cities globally spend the most on beer?

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Big spenders: Londoners among some of the world's top spenders on beer
Big spenders: Londoners among some of the world's top spenders on beer

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London falls in second place when it comes to cities with the highest spend on beer, according to a new report that ranks how much consumers globally are splurging on the brew.

Melbourne, London and Sydney respectively take the top three spots when it comes to spend on beer, with Londoners spending a significant proportion of their average income on the beverage, according to a report by CupoNation​, which can be seen in full at the end of this story.

The report was compiled ahead of International Beer Day celebrations, which take place on the first Friday of every August.

CupoNations, a savings website, analysed beer consumption in 30 cities across 23 countries, as well as the prices of a pint.

London spend on beer

English-speaking countries spend the most on beer, with Londoners each spending $1,096 (£851.48) per year.

Russians and Brazilians spend more of their average annual income on beer, with consumers from Moscow forking out an average of 10.7% of their salaries and those from Sao Paulo spending 9.85% of their annual income.

“The world’s biggest beer drinkers live in Czech Republic, Austria and Germany,” said the report.

“Citizens in Prague drink 304 pints per person and are the clear winners, while those in Vienna, Frankfurt and Berlin share second place with 228 pints of beer per person.”

Of the 30 cities, the most expensive pint could be found in Hong Kong, at a hefty $8.90 (£6.91) per pint. The cheapest pint, however, can be found in Prague at just $1.60 (£1.24).

Broken Dream

Meanwhile, Siren Craft Brew’s Broken Dream​ was named the Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival this week.

On winning the award, the brewery’s founder Darron Anley, said: “It feels amazing to be honest. Cask is really important to us and I absolutely love it. Broken Dream is a great expression of that.

“It’s not something we expected at all. We didn’t fully understand how the categories work so to be called up at the last minute like that is a great feeling.

“It’s going to be a bit tricky for us to meet demand in the middle of the summer. We don’t currently have any plans to brew it until September.”


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