Bomb over to Budapest to get blitzed
Hungary is the least expensive country in the EU if you fancy a tipple
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The EU’s ‘unsteady playing field’ for drinkers – a public service announcement from Facts4EU.Org
Today, as a public service for all readers, Facts4EU.Org reveals the cheapest and most expensive places in the EU for alcoholic drinks. We believe the public has a right to know.
The EU Commission has always had a reputation for the quality and quantity of its wine cellars. Indeed, during the reign of former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker it was also rumoured that its cognac cellar was the finest in the entire European Union.
Facts4EU.Org has analysed the cost of alcoholic drinks across the EU27 and in the United Kingdom. For good measure we also looked at the cost of food, in case readers need something to soak up all the alcohol.
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The least and most expensive countries for food and drink in 2020
“The EU’s Unsteady Playing Field” – from Facts4EU.Org
All countries are compared to the EU27 average which is set at 100, allowing readers to compare
1. The least and most expensive countries for alcohol in 2020
- Least expensive: Hungary - 72.7
- Most expensive: Finland – 192.7 (2.7 times more expensive)
- United Kingdom: 133.8 (Ranked 5th most expensive in what used to be the EU28)
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2. The least and most expensive countries for food in 2020
- Least expensive: Romania – 65.3
- Most expensive: Denmark – 128.9 (1.97 times more expensive)
- United Kingdom: 89.7 (Ranked 7th cheapest in what used to be the EU28)
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The EU's ‘Unsteady Playing Field’
Once again Facts4EU.Org has shown how uneven the EU’s mythical ‘Level Playing Field’ really is – on so many levels. In the case of alcoholic drinks perhaps it might be better described as an ‘Unsteady Playing Field’.
This applies almost as much to the cost of food, with the cheapest country (Romania) being almost half the cost of the most expensive (Denmark).
Not only is Hungary the cheapest place for alcoholic drinks, it also boasts one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe: Budapest. The most expensive country for alcohol, Finland, also has an attractive capital city but if readers are looking for a warmer climate, historic architecture, and reasonably priced food then Budapest is hard to beat.
Drink up, and annoy the EU Commission
Spending your money in Budapest comes with an added bonus. Hungary is one of those countries on EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s Naughty Step. As with Poland, the Commission is pursuing Hungary through the European Court of Justice.
Photo right: Simply glorious establishment in Budapest (click to enlarge).
So, by taking a long ‘city break’ in Budapest you will not only be making your British Pound go further, you will also be helping the economy of a country which is still having part of its EU funding withheld by the Commission, and annoying Brussels in the process.
And we will drink to that.
“Egészségére!” as they say in Budapest. (And good luck trying to say that, after you’ve quaffed a few.)
Photo right: Buda Castle (click to enlarge).
Will you tip the bar staff?
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