Australia has amongst the highest alcohol taxes in the world, alongside strict regulations regarding its resale and consumption. These influences impact the cost of an alcoholic beverage in a bar (excluding happy hours and specials). This FACT indicates the average price of a nip or shot of scotch at a public bar in each Australian capital city (2011), including all varieties and ages. Melbourne bars house the most expensive scotch, with a 30 ml shot on average costing A$6.40. The city with the cheapest is Hobart, with A$4.92.