Leeds is a low-cost beer city

Whitelocks luncheon bar and restuarant in Leeds town centre.

Whitelocks luncheon bar and restuarant in Leeds town centre.

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The allure of cheap beer is often a key decision point when booking a trip away.

However, holidaymakers in Leeds need not travel far when it comes to procuring a cheap pint.

The city has been named 32 worldwide when it comes to the lowest cost of a bottle of beer, new research suggests, with Leeds named as one of the country’s cheapest.

Leeds is 32nd in a ranking produced by the GoEuro.co.uk company, with only Liverpool cheaper.

According to their analysis the average bottle of beer her costs £1.86.

However we still have some way to go catch up league leader Krakow in Poland where a bottle of ale will set you back 40p.

Coming in the world’s most costly destination is the Swiss city of Geneva where a beer will cost you an eye-watering £4, with Hong Kong and Tel Aviv close behind.

And it will come as no surprise to YEP readers that London has the UK’s most expensive beer at £2.92 per bottle, the 13th costliest worldwide. Edinburgh was also listed an expensive place to drink in the ranking.

A spokesman said: “It’s all well and good finding a bargain holiday – but if you end up heading somewhere super costly once you are on the ground, then the savings will soon disappear – and the trip can sometimes even work out more expensive.

“One such example is Nice and Malaga - despite train and flights working out slightly cheaper to Nice (£241.28) than to the Malaga (£283.14), sun-seekers can sip two beers in the Costa Del Sol for the price of one in the Côte d’Azur.”

Bratislava, Kiev, Malaga, Delhi, Ho Chi Minih City and Mexico City were named as other bargain cities for cheap beer.

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