Moscow beer prices top rankings despite rouble’s decline

Moscow barBuying a beer in a bar or supermarket in Moscow is still more expensive than anywhere else in Central or Eastern Europe, according to the 2015 GoEuro Beer Price Index, while tourists looking for a cheap night out would be better off heading for Krakow, Kiev or Bratislava. Muscovites also spend almost more than anybody else in the world.
The index analyzes the cost of the most popular imported and local brands in 75 cities across the world in both supermarkets and bars, and Moscow tops the Central and East European rankings on all counts. According to GoEurope, beer prices in the region varied as follows:

  Shop sales Bar sales Average
Moscow $2.49 $5.46 $3.98
Istanbul $2.15 $4.40 $3.28
Bucharest $0.70 $4.96 $2.83
Ljublijana $1.16 $4.25 $2.71
Prague $1.02 $4.32 $2.67
Budapest $0.82 $3.90 $2.36
Sofia $1.15 $3.44 $2.29
Warsaw $0.70 $3.60 $2.15
Belgrade $0.60 $3.34 $1.97
Bratislava $1.15 $2.22 $1.69
Krakow $0.62 $2.70 $1.66
Kiev $0.97 $2.36 $1.66
Source: Gazeta