98 Bottles Of Beer: Cairo Beats Cape Town In The Race for Cheap Beer

98 Bottles Of Beer: Cairo Beats Cape Town In The Race for Cheap Beer

Two African cities are among the 20 cheapest cities in the world to buy a beer, CNBCAfrica reports.

The GoEuro’s 2015 Beer Price Index compares prices of several different beers in stores and bars in 75 cities.

Cairo, Egypt, ranked No. 11 and Cape Town, South Africa ranked No. 12, according to the bus, train and flight-comparison site for travel across Europe.

A beer in Cairo will set you back on average $2.11 and in Cape Town, it’ll cost you $2.14.

At $1.66, Krakow, Poland, is the cheapest place in  the world to buy a beer, according to this index. On the other end at No. 75 is Geneva, Switzerland, where it’ll cost you $6.32 to buy a beer.

The index also compares average beer consumption per capita for the 75 listed cities. Cairo ranked lowest on that particular list with an average consumption per capita of four liters compared with Bucharest, where people drink on average 133 liters of beer a year. Capetonians, by comparison, consume 98 liters of beer a year.

Finally, Egypt also had the lowest score for annual spending on beer per person per year at $25. This compared with Helsinki, Finland, where they spend $1,542 per person per year on beer. Other big spenders on beer include New Yorkers ($1,330 per year); Miami ($1,330);  and Sydney ($1,331).