European cities are cheapest for gin and tonic

27th October, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

A new study has revealed the world’s cheapest and most expensive cities for a gin and tonic, with Eastern European cities among the most low-priced on the list.


A new study shows the most expensive and cheapest cities for a gin and tonic

Travelling Brits can expect to pay on average £9 for a glass of gin in popular holiday destinations around the world, according to the study by UK cruise agent Bolsover Cruise Club.

The study reveals the price of a single-measure of gin with tonic water in bars and restaurants across 30 of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations.

Research in 2016 revealed that Brits consume 19 million litres of gin in just one year equalling to a spend of £1 million a day.

Eastern European cities topped the list for the tipple, with Budapest offering the cheapest price at £2.90 a glass and Polish capital, Warsaw being a close second at £3.25. Havana in Cuba came in third place at £4.50.

The most expensive location to buy gin is Paris, costing an average of £20.31. Scandinavian city Reykjavik, was second at £17.90, followed by Milan where they charge £15.89 on average.

Michael Wilson, managing director of Bolsover Cruise Club, said: “When people are planning their holiday on things they bear in mind is the drinks prices of the area, as this can have a big impact on the amount of money they are likely to spend.

“Eastern Europe is renowned for being a perfect location for a cheap getaway and this research proves no different with Budapest and Warsaw taking the top spots.

“It appears that destinations such as such as Paris, Milan and Reykjavik are making the most of the raising popularity of gin. We didn’t expect for people to have to pay £20 for a glass! However, if the demand is high then these prices are likely to keep increasing.”

Click through to see the full list of the cheapest and most expensive cities for a gin and tonic. 

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