Cheap beer. The phrase uttered most when you pose the question: “Where shall we go on the stag do then, fellas?” And it’s a fair point, the average beer price in the UK has risen to an extortionate £4.76. FOUR POUNDS AND SEVENTY-SIX PENCE! It’s bar-top robbery. We were so outraged when we saw the statistics that we sat down and investigated where you and the boys can go to get the cheapest beers. Because not only do our stags deserve good times, they deserve refreshments, that won’t require selling a kidney (you’re definitely gonna need those!).
So here are our top places for cheap beer in Europe.
5 Belgrade – Serbia
In at number five on our cheap beer list is Belgrade. The Serbian capital is a vibrant party destination and the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some of Europe’s cheapest beers. The Belgrade nightlife is definitely worth experiencing.
Beer Price Index: £1.46
Beer Consumption Per Person Per Year: 60.3 litres
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At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. That’s 50 million people. By that logic, there should be 50 million people with hangovers at any one time.
4 Bratislava – Slovakia
As everyone knows, the Czech Republic is famed for its delicious and cheap beer, but Slovakia tends to fly under the radar. Well, the two countries used to be one united powerhouse who share a long and rich beery history together and Bratislava, rather unfairly, gets overlooked. Bratislava nightlife is tip-top, the beers are delicious and incredibly wallet friendly.
Beer Price Index: £1.39
Beer Consumption Per Person Per Year: 80.1 litres
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Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
3 Budapest – Hungary
Third, on our cheap beer list is the fantastic city of Budapest. Did you know that it’s rude to clink your beer glass in Hungary? Supposedly, during the Hungarian revolution, thirteen generals were killed by the Austrians, who clinked beer glasses after each execution.
Beer Price Index: £1.37
Beer Consumption Per Person Per Year: 65.2 litres
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Beer wasn’t classed as an alcoholic drink in Russia until 2013.
2 Prague – Czech Republic
Famed for its cheap beer, the Czech Republic comes in hot on our list at number two. Actually, it doesn’t come in hot, it comes in at an ice-cool, refreshing pint temperature. Czech beer is not only cheap, it’s some of the best beer on the planet!
Beer Price Index: £1.19
Beer Consumption Per Person Per Year: 142.4 litres
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The Czech Republic is the beeriest nation on earth drinking a whopping 142.4 litres Per Person Per Year.
1 Sofia – Bulgaria
Eastern Europe truly is king when it comes to the cheapest beers and our number one destination for best budget beers is Sofia, average beer price means you could get four beers for the price of one back in the UK. So repeat after us, “Beer budgets are better in Bulgaria. Beer budgets are better in Bulgaria. Beer budgets are better in Bulgaria…” Then try saying it again after a few bottles of Bulgaria’s finest.
Beer Price Index: £1.16
Beer Consumption Per Person Per Year: 76.3 litres
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If you drink too much, you’ll fall over. Repeatedly.
Other Top Destinations for Cheap Beer in Europe
- Lisbon: £1.63
- Zagreb: £1.79
- Warsaw: £1.94
- Riga: £2.10
- Ljubljana: £2.51
The Cheapest Beer Cities Across the Globe
- Caracas – Venezuela: £0.52
- Tashkent – Uzbekistan: £0.59
- Lagos – Nigeria: £0.63
- Lilongwe – Malawi: £0.64
- Addis Ababa – Ethiopia: £0.67
The Beer Price Index is based on prices per litre.