When we travel, one of the things that most strikes us from new places we visit, are the price differences in consumer products. It is easy to find surprises in such everyday things as public transportation, some food and, of course, alcoholic beverages in general. Wine in particular is no exception.
Recently, the company MoveHub have done a study of the average price of a bottle of wine in different parts of the world, making, based on the data provided by the California Wine Institute, a ranking of the most expensive countries.
The result, which comes from statistics of countries on five continents, shows a clear tendency to find the most expensive wines in luxury tourist destinations, tax havens and oil-rich Middle Eastern countries, while in Europe in general, wine is more affordable, except in Iceland, which with an average price of 19.42 Euros, is ranked as the third most expensive country in the world.
Below you can find the top 3 countries where enjoying a bottle of wine may prove more prohibitive:
- Marshall Islands. This archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has the record of average price per bottle, with £18,57. Bearing in mind that to get there you have to literally walk half a world, we do not believe that the lucky ones who can afford it matter a lot.
- Indonesia. A little closer, but not too much, this island country located between Southeast Asia and Oceania is in second place, with £17,49.
- Iceland. We knew the Icelandic cod, but we did not assume that accompanying it with wine would be quite expensive, with an average price of £16,56.
The remaining countries to the tenth position worldwide are Singapore, with £16,51, Jordan, £16,05, Qatar, £15,61, Cayman Islands, £15,18, Maldives, £14,9, Emirates United Arab Emirates, £14,46 and, closing the ranking, Aruba, with £14,18.
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