Travelex International Beer Index 2017


19 Sep 2017


Travelex reveals the countries with the cheapest beer

It is no secret that Brits love nothing more than a cold beer – whether it is at home or abroad, and new research commissioned by Travelex has revealed the cheapest destinations in the world for Brits to enjoy a cold one.

A market leading independent foreign exchange business, Travelex has revealed this year’s cheapest destinations to buy a beer* for travelling Brits on a budget. The results are based on the average cost of a beer[1] in each country to show where British travellers can get the most beer for their pound.

So, which country has topped the Travelex Index for the world’s cheapest beer?

Cheapest country to go for beer [*Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught)]

Country

Cost of beer in local currency

Equivalent in GBP[2]

Bulgaria/BGN Lev

2.00

0.97

Czech Republic/Koruna

30.00

1.07

Hungary/Forint

350.00

1.09

Mexico/MXN Peso

25.00

1.15

Portugal/Euro

1.50

1.35

Thailand/Baht

60.00

1.45

South Africa/Rand

25.00

1.55

Poland/Zloty

7.00

1.56

Jamaica/JM$

250.00

1.61

Barbados/Bda$

4.00

1.65

Spain/Euro

2.00

1.80

Cyprus/Euro

2.50

2.25

Malta/Euro

2.50

2.25

Turkey/TL

10.00

2.36

Greece/Euro

3.50

3.15

Germany/Euro

3.50

3.15

Belgium/Euro

3.50

3.15

Austria/Euro

3.50

3.15

USA/Dollars

4.00

3.17

UK/GBP

3.50

3.50

Netherlands/Euro

4.00

3.60

Italy/Euro

4.00

3.60

Canada/CA$

6.00

3.69

Australia/AU$

7.00

4.24

France/Euro

5.00

4.50

Republic of Ireland/Euro

5.00

4.50

Finland/Euro

5.80

5.23

Denmark/Krone

45.00

5.50

Sweden/S Krona

60.00

5.62

Switzerland/CHF

7.00

5.81

Norway/Krone

80.00

7.61

United Arab Emirates/AED

40.00

8.81

 

John Rayment, UK Commercial Director at Travelex commented:

We know how much Brits enjoy a cold beer wherever they are in the world, and we think the Travelex Beer Index is a really helpful tool in helping prospective travellers pick destinations where they can get the most out of their pound.

When it comes to holiday budgeting, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s not just about cheap flights and accommodation that make a trip good value. Thorough research before you book about how much spending money you’ll need can help you stick to your budget

 

To help travellers budget better, Travelex has launched a Spending Calculator tool where users can fill in details about where they want to travel, how many people are going and the activities they want to pursue whilst on holiday. The Travelex Spending Calculator will then reveal a suggested budget for the trip based upon real time cost of living.

 

-ENDS-

Further information:

Data is based on –

 

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Beth Hibbert at Beth.Hibbert@Branded3.com / 0113 260 4010

 

About Travelex:

Founded in 1976, Travelex is a market leading independent foreign exchange specialist, with presence in 30 countries. The business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex has built a growing online and mobile foreign exchange platform,  across 23 countries, and developed a network of over 1,000 ATMs and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world. It also processes and delivers foreign currency orders for major banks, as well as for travel agencies, hotels and casinos. In addition, the Group sources and distributes large quantities of foreign currency banknotes for customers including central banks and international financial institutions. The Group is also active in the remittances and payments space

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[1] Calculated using Numbeo’s Cost of Living service (https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/) on 28 June 2017.

[2] Based on exchange rates on Travelex UK website (https://www.travelex.co.uk) on 29 June 2017.



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