In 2020, the price of alcoholic drinks across the EU was more than two and a half times as high in the most expensive Member State compared with the cheapest one.
When price levels are compared with the EU average price level index of 100, the results show that the price of alcoholic drinks (spirits, wine and beer) was the highest in Finland (with a price level index of 193), followed by Ireland (181) and Sweden (166).
In contrast, the price levels for alcoholic drinks were the lowest in Hungary (with a price level index of 73) and Romania (74), followed by Bulgaria (81).
For more information:
- Compare the price levels for consumer goods and services across EU countries in the interactive visualisation
- Statistics Explained article on comparative price levels for food, beverages and tobacco
- Statistics Explained article on comparative price levels of consumer goods and services