The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The most expensive cities in the world to buy a beer

Auckland is the most expensive city in New Zealand to buy a beer, according to a new analysis by financial research and comparison site, Finder.

Finder analysed the average cost of a pint of beer in 177 of the most populated countries and cities around the world, including New Zealand.

Of seven Kiwi cities analysed, Auckland ranked as the most expensive place to buy a beer, with a pint costing $11.10 on average, followed by Wellington at $10.05.

Napier is the cheapest Kiwi city to purchase a pint at just $9.06 on average, followed by Dunedin at $9.77.

On a global scale, Auckland is the 12th most expensive city.

In comparison, Sydney ranked 25th on the list at $8.57 for a pint on average.

Kevin McHugh, Finder’s publisher in New Zealand, says that while a beer in Auckland may be expensive, other countries fared far worse.

“Auckland is notorious for its high cost of living, especially when it comes to property. Now locals can commiserate over the price of a pint too.

“Wellington is mid-range in terms of price, while Dunedin and Napier are at the lower end of the cost scale – good news for beer aficionados in these cities.

“While Kiwis might despair at the hefty price of a drink at their local, spare a moment for residents of Dubai, where a pint will set you back nearly $20,” he says.

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is the most expensive city to buy a pint, at $19.36. This is followed by Doha, Qatar ($18.52) and Oslo, Norway ($15.27).

Lusaka, Zambia is the cheapest city, where the cost of a pint is just $1.08 on average.

For more information about how New Zealand prices compare to the rest of the world, visit:

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