Sunday. 14.04.2024

The prices of alcoholic beverages vary substantially between some states of the European Union (EU) and others.

To the point that, in 2018, the price of alcoholic drinks was more than twice as high in the most expensive Member State than in the cheapest one, according to the figures published by the statistical office of the EU (Eurostat).

When price levels in countries are compared with the EU average price level index of 100, the results show that in 2018, the price of alcoholic drinks (spirits, wine and beer) was highest in Finland (with a price level index of 182), followed by Ireland (177) and Sweden (152).

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Source: Eurostat.

In contrast, the price levels for alcoholic drinks in 2018 were lowest in Bulgaria and Romania (both with a price level index of 74), followed by Hungary (77).

Finland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU