Where to Find the Cheapest Drink in Europe


There’s nothing like soothing a bit of jet lag in a foreign country by checking out the local brew, but nowadays, many European destinations are tourist-ridden and overpriced. So where in Europe is the cheapest place to grab a drink?

Hungary, apparently. According to UK Post Office Travel Money, Budapest is the cheapest European city to purchase alcoholic beverages. Here, a bottle of beer will set you back $2.11; a glass of white wine is $1.81; a glass of champagne is $3.34; and a cocktail is $7.51.


Close behind Budapest is Prague (where beer is $3.91), Riga, Tallinn, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Berlin, Paris, and Barcelona.

The most expensive place to grab a drink in Europe is Dublin, where a bottle of beer could cost upwards of $7.39; a glass of white wine at $9.60; a glass of champagne at $17.73; and a cocktail at $10.28.

Next stop: Eastern Europe.

What are your favorite budget-friendly places to grab a drink?

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Lisa Nikolau

Lisa Nikolau is a freelance writer who has been specializing in travel, culture and current events since 2012. She currently writes on travel and news related topics for YouTravel.com.au.She has traveled to Peru, throughout west and eastern Europe, and has lived in southern Spain.At the moment, Lisa’s favorite pastimes are learning foreign languages, exploring hiking trails in the Olympic National Forest, and ending the day with friends at one of Seattle’s many microbreweries.