Top 10 Cheapest Contries in Europe for Beer!


Night life is a big part of any backpacker’s trip around Europe and tasting the local beer can be an easy way to experience a bit of the local way of life in just a few short minutes. However, we’re all trying to save some pennies as we travel to keep the travels going for as long as possible, and nightlife is one of those things we always feel we need to cut down on (compared to the necessities like food, transport, and accommodation.) The price of a beer in a country is also usually a good indicator of the general cost of living in that country when you’re choosing where to travel on a shoe string budget. So with that in mind I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you which 10 countries are the cheapest in Europe for the price of a local beer.

Please note; The figures of this article have been taken from, a site where users from around the world submit the price of a pint of beer in their home country. Prices are also all averages taken across a variety of destinations in each country. It is therefore very possible that in tourist areas or big cities you may find prices more expensive than those listed, but equally you may find in small towns and villages that it is potentially much cheaper.

1. Ukraine

1 pint of beer in Ukraine = £0.50 GBP / €0.59 EUR

Most expensive city for beer in Ukraine = Kyiv = £1.01 GBP / €1.20 EUR

2. Moldova

1 pint of beer in Moldova = £0.58 GBP / €0.69 EUR

Most expensive city for beer in Moldova = Tiraspol = £1 GBP / €1.19 EUR

3. Albania

1 pint of beer in Albania = £0.60 GBP / €0.71 EUR

Most expensive area for beer in Albania = Kukes County = £0.79 GBP / €0.94 EUR

4. Czech Republic

1 pint of beer in Czech Republic = £0.71 GBP / €0.84 EUR

Most expensive city for beer in Czech Republic = Domazlice = £2.28 GBP / €2.71 EUR

5. Slovakia / Macedonia (tied in 5th place)

1 pint of beer in Slovakia / Macedonia = £0.79 GBP / €0.94 EUR

Most expensive city in Slovakia for beer = Bratislava = £0.92 GBP / €1.09 EUR

Most expensive city in Macedonia for beer = Skopje = £1.06 GBP / €1.26 EUR

7. Serbia / Bulgaria / Bosnia & Herzegovina (tied in 7th place)

1 pint of beer in Serbia / Bulgaria / Bosnia & Herzegovina = £0.85 GBP / €1.01 EUR

Most expensive city in Serbia for beer = Nis = £2.09 GBP / €2.48 EUR

Most expensive area in Bulgaria for beer = Nesebar Muicipality = £2.50 GBP / €2.97 EUR

Most expensive city in Bosnia & Herzegovina = Sarajevo = £1.19 GBP / €1.41 EUR

10. Romania

1 pint of beer in Romania = £0.94 GBP / €1.12 EUR

Most expensive city in Romania for beer = Bucharest = £1.20 GBP / €1.43 EUR

What is incredible about this list is that all 10 countries have an average price for a beer that is below £1 GBP! What is not so much a surprise however is that generally speaking you need to head East in Europe to find cheaper prices. That goes for beer as well as most other expenditures while travelling. Head East if you want to spend the least, and also if you want to get incredibly drunk on the cheap (whilst drinking responsibly of course 😉 )

8 Responses to “Top 10 Cheapest Contries in Europe for Beer!”

  1. Bob Sinclair says:

    Great article Jane! I am always on the lookout for the cheapest drink around the world!!!

  2. Roni Faida says:

    I love Eastern Europe and I think it doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. So much history, great architecture and cheap beer!

  3. Andrew says:

    I imagine these are restaurant prices right? Germany is nowhere near the cheapest, even though beer is often cheaper than coke (or even sometimes water) by volume. I can get a 0,5L (roughly a pint) at the grocery store for under a Euro, so it is cheap given some knowledge, some patience and your own bottle opener.

    • Jane says:

      Yes, definitely restaurant prices! Of course buying out the supermarket is cheaper but most people when they’re travelling like to go out rather than drink in so I thought it was more useful to quote the bar prices. 🙂

  4. Great article! Another reason for me to visit the Ukraine… An interesting twist on this would be to combine price with a quality metric. I would imagine the Czech Republic would probably come out on top. Amazing beer at excellent prices!

    • Jane says:

      That’s a great idea Thomas. I think a quality Top 10 or value for money top 10 would definitely be useful! I’ll keep it in mind… 🙂

  5. Adam says:

    I never really thought much of the beers in Eastern Europe except for Czech Republic. I wonder if the beers are as good as they are cheap?


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