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These are the cheapest countries to buy a beer around the world
Good to know when you're planning your next holiday

Unless you're really rather well-to-do, price is always going to be a factor when you go away on holiday.

How much are the flights there? How much is the hotel? How much is the hire car? How much is tax? How much is food? How much is drink?

If you're going on a certain kind of holiday, the price of a drink might take precedence over certain other factors, but even if you're not planning on wearing a bright pink polo with a lurid slogan printed on the back, knowing the price of a pint is always useful.

Travelex have produced an International Beer Index for 2017, looking at the average price of beer (measured in half litres) in the 32 countries Brits travel to the most to see which is the cheapest.

Coming out on top is Bulgaria, with the average price of a beer costing a mere 97p. At the bottom of the ranking comes the United Arab Emirates, with a beer costing a staggering £8.81 on average.

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To help travellers budget better, Travelex has launched a Spending Calculator tool where users can fill in details about where they want to travel, how many people are going and the activities they want to pursue whilst on holiday. The Travelex Spending Calculator will then reveal a suggested budget for the trip based upon real time cost of living.

Here's the list in full:

1) Bulgaria - BGN 2.00 /  GBP 0.97
2) Czech Republic - CZK 30.00 / GBP 1.07
3) Hungary - HUF 350.00 / GBP 1.09
4) Mexico - MXN 25.00 / GBP 1.15
5) Portugal - EUR 1.50 / GBP 1.35
6) Thailand - THB 60.00 / GBP 1.45
7) South Africa - ZAR 25.00 / GBP 1.55
8) Poland - PLN 7.00 /  GBP 1.56
9) Jamaica - JMD 250.00 / GBP 1.61
10) Barbados - BBD 4.00 / GBP 1.65
11) Spain - EUR 2.00 / GBP 1.80
12) Cyprus - EUR 2.50 / GBP 2.25
13) Malta - EUR 2.50 / GBP 2.25
14) Turkey - TRY 10.00 / GBP 2.36
15) Greece - EUR 3.50 / GBP 3.15
16) Germany - EUR 3.50 / GBP 3.15
17) Belgium - EUR 3.50 / GBP 3.15
18) Austria - EUR 3.50 / GBP 3.15
19) USA - USD 4.00 / GBP 3.17
20) UK - GBP 3.50 / GBP 3.50
21) Netherlands - EUR 4.00 / GBP 3.60
22) Italy - EUR 4.00 / GBP 3.60
23) Canada - CAD 6.00 / GBP 3.69
24) Australia - AUS 7.00 / GBP 4.24
25) France -EUR 5.00 / GBP 4.50
26) Republic of Ireland - EUR 5.00 / GBP 4.50
27) Finland - EUR 5.80 / GBP 5.23
28) Denmark - DKK 45.00  / GBP 5.50
29) Sweden - SEK 60.00 / GBP 5.62
30) Switzerland - CHF 7.00 / GBP 5.81
31) Norway - NOK 80.00 / GBP 7.61
32) United Arab Emirates - AED 40.00 / GBP 8.81

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