Topping the table with prices some 150% above the EU28 average is Norway followed by Iceland (126% higher) and Turkey (90% higher).
Finland comes after Ireland (72% higher) and the UK is 63% higher than the EU28 average.
There was significant variation in the price levels for Alcoholic Beverages across 38 European countries.
CSO’s Comparative Price Levels for Food, Beverages and Tobacco 2015
|Price Level Indices for Alcoholic Beverages 2015 (EU28=100)|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||72|
|Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of||61|
|*Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99|
Prices for alcoholic beverages were lowest in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (39% below the EU28 average). This means that Alcohol prices in the most expensive country were almost four times more expensive than in the least expensive country.
Within the Eurozone countries the variation in the price level was not as significant. Ireland had the highest price level while Slovakia had the lowest (20% below the EU28 average).