Price of a pint in Brighton is second most expensive in UK

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Brighton is the second most expensive city in the UK when it comes to the price of a pint of beer, with only Londoners paying more, according to new research.

The average cost of a pint in the UK has risen by 6% to £3.94 from £3.70 in 2019, according to shopping comparison website

The research, carried out ahead of international beer day on Friday August 7, found that London remains the least affordable city for drinking in the UK, costing £5.19 per pint on average. The cost of booze in Brighton isn’t far off, where locals pay £5.02 for a pint.

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The cheapest UK city to have a socially-distanced pint is Dundee, where locals pay just £3.08. This is 41% cheaper than the capital and 86p less than the UK’s average. Dundee is closely followed by Swansea (£3.12) and Perth (£3.14). The fourth cheapest destination for a pint is Sunderland (£3.30), whilst Stoke-on-Trent takes 5th place (£3.33).

Globally. the dearest pint was found in Doha, Qatar, at an eye-watering £10.86, while the cheapest pint can be found in Venezuala for just 37p.

Commenting on the research, travel and shopping specialist at, Georgia-Rose Johnson said: “It’s interesting to see that the average cost of a pint has risen by four times the rate of inflation (1.5% as of March 2020). However, this rise is unlikely to put customers off with the pubs reopening after three months. However, it is probable that pubs and bars may have to increase their prices in order to make up for the losses they have incurred by being closed over the last three months, causing the cost of a pint to be even more expensive next year.”