The cheapest city breaks for beer fans: 10 places a pint costs less than £3

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Prague has been named one of the cheapest cities in the world to buy a pint (Stock, Getty)
Prague has been named one of the cheapest cities in the world to buy a pint (Stock, Getty)

Two cities in the UK have been named among the the most expensive places in the world to buy a pint of beer.

But an upside to this is that when we go on a city break we can usually be guaranteed a cheaper tipple.

From Prague to the Grand Rapids in the US, new research from money.co.uk has revealed the cheapest (and most expensive) destinations around the world for a pint of beer.

Both London and Edinburgh appear on the most expensive list, while the cheapest city in the world to buy beer was discovered to be Buenos Aires, where a pint costs on average just £1.17.

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Friends enjoy a beer in Bueona Aires, the city is one of the cheapest places in the world to buy a pint (Stock, Getty)
Friends enjoy a beer in Bueona Aires, the city is one of the cheapest places in the world to buy a pint (Stock, Getty)

Coming in second, (and currently on the amber list) is Prague in the Czech Republic, with the average cost of a pint of beer at £1.34.

The third cheapest pint around the world is in Mexico City, with the average cost at £1.41.

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There are just three cities in the world where the average price of a pint is more expensive than in London.

San Francisco has the most expensive pints of beer in the world, with the average price £5.73.

Melbourne, Australia, comes in second place with the average pint costing £5.21.

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In third place, is Boston in the US, where a pint of beer will set you back on average £5.01, (just 1p more expensive than in London).

With COVID restrictions ever changing, before you book any travel, it is wise to check whether the destination is on the government's red, amber or green travel list, as well as the entry requirements for your chosen destination.

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The top 10 cheapest cities for beer (average price per pint)

1. Buenos Aires, Argentina – £1.17

2. Prague, Czech Republic – £1.34

3. Mexico City, Mexico – £1.41

4. Wroclaw, Poland – £1.70

5. Kraków, Poland – £1.89

6. Warsaw, Poland – £1.89

7. Moscow, Russia – £2.06

8. Fort Collins, US – £2.87

9. Austen, US – £2.87

10. Grand Rapids, US – £2.87

Top 10 most expensive cities for beer (average price per pint)

1. San Francisco, US – £5.73

2. Melbourne, Australia – £5.21

3. Boston, US – £5.01

4. London, UK – £5

5. Dublin, Ireland – £4.70

6. Seattle, US – £4.66

7. Wellington, New Zealand – £4.55

8. Edinburgh, UK – £4.48

9. San Diego, US – £4.39

10. Portland, Oregon, US – £4.30

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