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Bottoms up! Where to find the cheapest beer in the world

If you're planning your vacation around cheap beer, head to Vietnam and Ukraine

Some travelers might want to know where to find a nice cheap beer on the road. David Adelman gets that, so he compiled a bunch of statistics about which countries have the cheapest beer, which have the most expensive beer, which drink the most beer and other brew-centric tidbits.

"It doesn’t matter if you’re going to Central/Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia; both regions can get you drunk really cheap," Adelman of FinancesOnline.com writes in a blog post.

"Vietnam and Ukraine are the hands-down winners with beer at 59 cents per bottle. Other beer-friendly countries include Cambodia, Czech Republic, China, Serbia and Panama."

The infographic he created, called, aptly, "The Price of Beer Around the World," reflects prices for June 2014.

You can expect to pay top dollar for a half-liter bottle of beer in Iran at $7.71, Kuwait at $7.09, United Arab Emirates at $6.20 and Papua New Guinea at $5.14.

That's not to say you won't find places in the U.S. where those prices apply.

When it comes to who drinks the most beer, Adelman found that the Czech Republic came in tops with 419 bottles per person in 2012. The U.S. came in 14th at 217 bottles per person. And though Australians don't drink the most beer, they spend the most on it, about $747.90 per person each year.

In January the news website Quartz compiled a list, based on user-provided data, of cities around the world with the cheapest beer. Guangzhou, China, came in first at cents for a bottle of domestic beer, followed by Manila and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, at 58 cents a bottle.

Info: "The Price of Beer Around the World"

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