Beer in Chicago much cheaper than New York's, averaging $3.56. The price of a beer in a Chicago market is a mere $1.37, and in a bar? $5.76.
New York may be the most expensive place to buy beer in the U.S. at $5.20, but it ranks only fifth in the world. Ahead of it are Oslo ($5.31), Tel Aviv ($5.79), Hong Kong ($6.16) and first-placed Geneva ($6.32). Expensive beer may be one reason why Genevans don't drink that much of it, only 63 liters a year.
The drunkest city in the world, the place where per capita consumption is highest, is Bucharest, Romania. Vampires know how to party! Your average local consumes 133 liters a year, or well over 60 six-packs.
The teetotaler capital? Cairo, Egypt, a mostly Muslim city where your average beer drinker consumes only 11 bottles of beer ... a year. It's certainly not because beer is expensive. Go Euro claims you can buy a beer in an Egyptian grocery store for less than a buck. The irony is that the ancient Egyptians LOVED beer. They may have invented it, because there's nothing like an icy cold beer after a hot day building pyramids.