Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oktoberfest beer cheaper for many tourists despite price hike

Inflation hits the Oktoberfest again, but not as hard as the last couple of years.

The average cost of a litre of beer at this year’s Oktoberfest will be €8.44. And while Germans might moan about the 3.8 percent increase from last year’s price, it’s still cheaper than what many tourists pay for brew back home.

The majority of the Oktoberfest’s visitors come from the United States and Japan, and this year organisers need not worry about inflated prices driving their biggest group of customers away. A litre of beer is still 40 percent cheaper than in Japan, while Americans will pay just 5 percent more than they would back home.

US$12.33 for a liter seems like more than 5% above what we pay here in Omaha, but I guess it's not outrageous. Read the whole story at The Local.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

$12 might be 5 percent more than a liter costs in America, but speaking from experience, you're getting a liter of 50 percent better quality. Deutschland's worst brews are far and above what you'll find at most Oktoberfest celebrations in the US. Twelve bucks is well worth it, both for the beer and the experience.