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Alcoholic drinks in Lux more expensive than EU average



Library picture: Beer kegs awaiting shipment, Diekirch, April 2020. Photo credit: Gabor Koszegi/Unsplash

Library picture: Beer kegs awaiting shipment, Diekirch, April 2020. Photo credit: Gabor Koszegi/Unsplash

Alcoholic beverages are more expensive in Belgium than in Luxembourg, but are cheaper in France and Germany.

Alcohol prices in the grand duchy are slightly above the EU average, figures released this week have shown.

Using purchasing power parity, which takes account of the local cost of living, Eurostat reported that alcoholic drinks cost 6.5% more in Luxembourg than the EU27 average.

In Belgium, consumer alcohol prices were 11.9% above the bloc’s average, while in France the figure was +0.8%. Booze was relatively cheaper in Germany, -8.6% below the EU median, the EU statistics agency said on 30 August.

The most expensive countries were Finland, Ireland and Sweden, while the least expensive countries were Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.