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How alcohol prices vary across the EU

06/09/2019

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In 2018, the price of alcoholic drinks across the European Union (EU) was more than twice as high in the most expensive Member State than in the cheapest one.

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).

 

 

Infographic showing highest and lowest price levels for alcohol relative to the EU average, 2018

 

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).

 

Ranked bar chart of price levels of alcohol in EU Member States, relative to the EU average, 2018

For more information on consumer price levels in the EU:

 

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