About Average Beer Prices
Average Beer Prices is a collaborative online resource that is intended to document the average price of beer in various countries and cities throughout the world. The next time you are due to visit somewhere for the first time you can then get the answer to the question "What is the average price of beer in ........... ?"
One of the main problems with recording, reporting and comparing beer prices throughout the world is that various locations use various currencies. Also, different visitors to this website will expect to see prices in a currency that they prefer. To help reduce these issues, Average Beer Prices uses currency conversions at all stages.
First, each day an up-to-date set of currency conversion rates are recorded on our system. When a visitor adds a new price, they can indicate in which currency the beer was purchased. At that point, their currency is then converted to a common currency (GBP) and saved in the database in that format permanently. When a visitor then views prices, they can indicate the currency in which to show all prices. At that point all prices are converted to the users preferred currency using the up-to-date currency rate.
Currencies currently supported are:
- Australian (AUD)
- Canadian dollar (CAD)
- Euro (EUR)
- British Pound (GBP)
- Japanese yen (JPY)
- United States dollar (USD)
Another problem with measuring the price of beer is that the container in which it is served can be different. Beer can be served in pint glasses, 0.5 litre glasses, bottles (different sizes) etc... To avoid inaccuracies as a result of different size of container, any visitor who adds a new price is also asked to specify the volume of beer:
- 1/2 Litre (500ml | 50cl)
- 1/4 Litre (250ml | 25cl)
- Can (440ml)
- Half Pint (275 ml)
- Litre Glass
- Pint (550 ml)
When that price is saved it is converted to priceperlitre units. Therefore, the price per volume is saved (in GBP) and provides a clearer record of beer prices. When any prices are quoted on this website, they are quoted in conventional pint units (0.568 pints per litre).
While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the data within this website and output by this website, Average Beer Prices does not make any representations or warranties about its accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaim all responsibility and all liability for all expenses, losses, damages and costs which might be incurred as a result of the data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason.