Price of Drinking?

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1. Posted by jess_capri (Budding Member 53 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

This might be a bid of an odd question but its something i hope you guys can answer for me. How much is the cost of your average beer/glass of wine or spirit drink in europe?

I am leaving for four months in Europe in 10 days time and still dont know how much i should be budgeting for alcohol. I'm not a massively big drinker and definatley wont be drinking every day but i still dont mind a glass of wine or two.

If anyone can tell me how much a glass of wine or beer costs in different countries it would be greatly appreciated

Jess ;)

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Pint in Dublin anywhere between €3 - 6, depends on the pub

outside dublin can go as low as €1.90 in club houses.....

wine - that really varies and the type of wine and venue but the safest gage in Ireland would be to budget €4-5 per drink

a few weeks in rome a pint in a pub was costing €5 but if you went to a cafe it was between €1.50-€6....

it pays to look around......

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

As far as Germany it also depends on what bars you go to.
In the bigger cities, in fancy bars expect to pay between 3-5 € for a beer (bottles are generally more expensive),a decent glass of wine starts at around 4 €.
Cocktails and spirits, unless it is happy-hour you will get for no less then 5 €.
This said, I agree with Rraven to look around and either go for happy hours or less fancy pubs. Have fun!

4. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Amsterdam's most expensive in Holland (as you probably won't be going to the seaside), everywhere else is cheaper:

beer: approx. €2,75 - €4,- for 0,30ltr
wine: approx. €3,50 - €5,- per glas
cocktails: through the roof, count on at least €9,- for a simple screwdriver
whiskeys/other destilled: dito

Drinks in clubs will be more expensive; same for touristy spots like Leidseplein, where pubs generally serve REALLY lousy wine.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 2, 2006 5:20 AM by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by Jase007 (Respected Member 8870 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

In the UK is varies from £2.00 up to £3.50p per pint.
Norway is about 50nok per beer.
Germany €6,50 to €3,00 depending on the size and type.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Your average Sydney pub charges about $3.50 for a glass of beer of 425 ml.

This can rise substantially depending on the pub, and bottled beer (375ml) may be about $5.00

No idea for spirits, but I'd assume that they are quite expensive.

Sorry - forgot that this was referring to prices in Europe

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 2, 2006 1:35 PM by james ]

7. Posted by jess_capri (Budding Member 53 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys - i was on the right track with prices so now all i have to do is wait 9 days til i'm over there:)