Who doesn't like to chug down ice-cold beers especially during sumertime, right? Well, the United States is not winning the race to the bottom of the beer bottle, at least in terms of price. For those who don't know, the prices of alcohol beverages vary greatly across the world!

The 2016 GoEuro Beer Price Index that ranked beer prices across 70 major global cities puts the first American city on its list of the world's cheapest beers at #34 and the last at #62.

When it comes to quality, however, American is winning the international beer wars, but American brews don't reign supreme. RateBeer.com, a worldwide community of beer reviewers, names Westvleteren XII, a Belgian beer brewed by Trappist monks, as the world's best beer.

The number one spot is taken, but 7 of the top 10 best beers according to RateBeer are brewed in the United States, while the remaining 2 are also Trappist brews from Belgium.

Here, we at GET.com round up the 5 American cities that boast the cheapest beers out there.

1. Los Angeles, #34

The City of Angels is the first American city on GoEuro's beer price ranking, with the price of a beer averaging $3.64 for an 11-ounce bottle. In a supermarket, an 11-ounce beer costs an average of $1.50, while a brew will set you back at $5.79 in a bar or restaurant.

2. Boston, #36

Boston is known for its beer culture, but that love of beer comes at a price. While beers in a supermarket in Boston cost a bit less than those in Los Angeles, buying a beer in a restaurant or bar will run nearly $6.

3. San Francisco, #40

California is home to 518 craft breweries that produce 3,800,000 barrels of brew each year, second only to Pennsylvania terms of production, according to the Brewers Association.

All that costly craft beer drives up prices in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. A beer in a bar or restaurant in San Francisco will cost you an average of $6.12, and $1.45 at the supermarket.

4. Chicago, #48

You'll save a lot of money you buy your beer in a supermarket in the Windy City, where the price averages $1.12. In a restaurant or bar, you'll pay an average of $7.85 per bottle in Chicago.

5. New York, #62

Near the end of the list and the American city with the most expensive beer is New York, of course. Did that come as a surprise to you? In New York City, a brew in a bar or restaurant will have you shell out about $9.22, but only $1.49 at the supermarket.


Americans love their beer, but we're a comparatively moderate lot. Residents of Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and New York each guzzle about 23 gallons of beer per person per year on average.

The world champion city in that regard is still Prague in the Czech Republic, where residents consume an average of 38 gallons of beer per year, followed by Warsaw and Krakow in Poland, Toronto in Canada and Belgrade in Serbia.

The cheapest beer in the world is found in Bratislava, Slovakia, where a beer in a supermarket costs just $0.51, and $2.80 in a bar or restaurant.

Where's the most expensive beer in the world? Lausanne, Switzerland, #70, where an average brew costs $17.60 in a bar or restaurant, although it's just $1.42 in a supermarket.