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Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

Possibly inspired by The Economist’s Big Mac Index, Visual Capitalist has published a World Beer Index, tracking the price of a pint near you. According to its metrics, South Africa is the cheapest place on Earth to buy a bottle of brew, at $1.68 compared to Qatar’s $11.26 and prices around $5 in Europe (although we should point out most of the rest of Africa is missing on the map). Given SA’s troubling statistics over alcohol use and its effects on hospital capacity during peak Covid crises, maybe there’s a lesson here…

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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