Traveling alone is expensive, but in most cases, it’s worth it to shell out the money to have a pleasurable experience. But, when it comes to spending money on things you don’t necessarily need but still want to experience, it can be tough.


One experience that many share a love for is drinking. Whether the fun comes from trying new things, getting a buzz, or having a drink while socializing, everybody has their taste. Now, if you share this love for drinking and happen to be traveling internationally, we have the perfect guide for you.


Finty recently used a range of datasets to compose a list of the least expensive and most expensive cities to drink around the world. Their sources include Expatisatan, Yelp, the World Cities Culture Forum, and the World Health Organization. This data allowed them to determine the cost of a beer and wine in local stores, the cost of a drink in a club, the cost of a beer in a pub, the tax of alcohol, and the number of pars per capita in each city.

If you happen to be in any of these cities during your travel, you may want to take advantage of the cheap cost of drinking to try new things and experience the drinking scene amongst a different culture.


Buenos Aires came in as the least expensive city to drink in. Following Buenos Aires are Krakow, Lisbon, Rome, Osaka, and Prague.

Alternatively, they also found the most expensive cities for drinking. Luckily, if you are traveling outside of the United States, you’re avoiding a large number of cities ranked as being expensive to drink in. Despite this, many cities outside of the U.S. are still ranked high, including Singapore (#2), Oslo (#3), and Hong Kong (#4). New York City comes in as the most expensive city to drink around the world.


If you don’t mind spending more money on alcohol, you can obviously still drink in all of these cities. Just expect to dish out more of your travel budget towards alcohol if you’re planning on drinking in any of these cities.


Wherever you end up traveling, drinking won’t make or break your experience. But, if you want it to be a focus, make sure you try new things! Safe travels!