Australia has a reputation as an expensive destination - and many locals will agree. As one of the world's highest consumers of beer per capita, the price of beer has always been a hot topic. While the consumption of beer across the country has dipped in recent months, with consumers opting for wine, the indicator is none the less an important one.
This FACT indicates the average cost of a full strength draught beer at a bar or pub in each Australian capital city. The city with the most expensive average price for a 285 ml glass of beer (2011) is Adelaide, at A$4.30. The city with the cheapest average price for a glass of beer is Canberra at A$3.33. Please note that these prices exclude 'happy hours' and bar specials, and, while there are other online 'indexes' that estimate the price of beer based on an average of user responses, here the most official count from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has been used.