In Canada, ALL Booze is Expensive

23 Oct
2012

When we were in London, we noticed UK booze was pricey, wine and liquor especially. Cider and beer was a bit more in line with our expectations. Then we visited Canada, Ottawa specifically.

OMFG. Look at these pics from the state (province?) liquor store (note the current exchange rate is about 1:1):

$9.95 for a six-pack of Busch. Yikes.

$9.95 for a six-pack of Busch. Yikes.

$8.95 for white zin? Your grocery store sells this for $4.99, tops.

$8.95 for white zin? Your grocery store sells this for $4.99, tops.

Glenlivet $43.75, 750mL ... it's $59.99 for 1.75L at Binny's in Chicago.

Glenlivet $43.75, 750mL … it’s $59.99 for 1.75L at Binny’s in Chicago.

So I did some research. Canada is far from the worst. England ranks pricier (which we expected). Who’s the worst? Singapore! Want to drink cheap on vacation? Check out Guinea, Iran, or Kazakhstan. I’m a little surprised France ranks above the US, same with Italy.

But it wasn’t all bad …

IKEA sells beer. Wait, is that bëær?

IKEA sells beer. Wait, is that bëær?

Cheers from Ottawa! Hooray for Strongbow!

Cheers from Ottawa! Hooray for Strongbow!