SINGAPORE - Drinking is a costly affair in Singapore and a recent study has, albeit unsurprisingly, confirmed this.
According to GoEuro's latest Beer Price Index, which compares 75 major cities worldwide, an average can or bottle of beer (330ml) at bars in Singapore will set consumers back roughly US$8.37 ($11.40) while purchasing one at the supermarket will cost around $2.60.
This pricing places Singapore at No. 70 on the list of cities arranged in ascending order of beer prices. This makes Singapore the sixth most expensive city in the world to buy beer. Within Asia, the only other city more costly than Singapore in terms of beer purchasing power is Hong Kong, which ranks 74th on the list.
The Swiss city of Geneva takes the top spot as the most expensive city for a beer while the Polish city of Krakow lands on the other end of the spectrum, being the cheapest place to grab a cold one.
Eastern European cities generally dominate the affordable end with cities such as Kiev, Bratislava and Belgrade holding the No. 2, 3 and 8 spots respectively on the index.
For those looking to get cheaper beer closer to Singapore, both Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok rank within the top 10 cheapest places to buy.