Infographic shows best places in the world to get cheap beer buzz

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As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, many are turning their thoughts to a favorite staple of Independence Day celebrations nationwide — beer.

For beer lovers – often referred to as “hop heads”— who also like to travel, there is good news: they can find amazingly cheap beer in some parts of the world.

New infographics from financesonline.com and Ruby Media Corporation will help travelers choose the country where you can find the most inexpensive brews.

It does not matter if you go to Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia, both Vietnam and Ukraine have the best values in beer, as cheap as fifty-nine cents per bottle. Other places for a cheap beer buzz include Cambodia, Czech Republic, China, Serbia, and Panama.

The worst places for cheap beer are in the Middle East. Not only is alcohol banned in many countries — while drinking is permitted in a few designated spots — but the prices on average are the highest on the planet. For example, a single bottle beer in Iran can cost the same as 13 bottles in Ukraine!

The infographics compare countries with the highest and lowest prices for beer, based on yearly consumption and beer price:

Cheap beer infographic

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.