Ever wondered where the best place to have a beer at the end of a long day of work meetings is? Well if you are on a business trip hopefully you are in a “cost effective” country, otherwise you are stuck at home paying the usual prices. Here is a guide on where is the cheapest and most expensive place to order a cold one!
The Top 3 countries in the world with the highest tax rates on beer are Norway, Finland, and Canada
In Turkey between 2002 and 2009, taxes on beer increased a whopping 737%, with an additional 45% increase between 2009 and 2010
In Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, the UK, Czech Republic, Finland, Slovakia and Ireland alcohol has become over 50% more affordable in 2011 than it was in 1996.
Cheapest beer prices
10. Democratic Republic of Congo – $ 0.68
9. Philippines – $ 0.67
8. Rwanda – $ 0.59
7. Myanmar – $ 0.59
6. Madagascar – $ 0.59
5. Democratic Republic of Korea – $ 0.59
4. Burundi – $ 0.57
3. Bhutan – $ 0.56
2. Panama – $ 0.48
1. Tadjikistan – $ 0.41
An remember even if you do eat beforehand, the presence of food in the stomach slows the rate of alcohol absorption, BUT the amount of alcohol absorbed remains unchanged.
A few too many drinks on a “school night” seems like fun at the time, until the next morning when the hangover kicks in. If you need something to get you through your working day, here are some great non-alcoholic beverages that may just do the trick, and make you feel almost human again for that 8am meeting with your boss.
Coconut water is my number 1 pick
It is more Nutritious than whole milk – Less fat and NO cholesterol!
Healthier than Orange Juice, and much lower calories
Naturally sterile — Water permeates though the filtering husk!
A Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same level we have in our blood (they used it to replace plasma in the Pacific War)
Contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks
Has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg
Has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars
Your body is dehydrated so plain water is the next best thing if you don’t have any coconut water
Even though your body has lost some electrolytes, you don’t need to replace them right away. Save your money on Gatorade as it’s no better for a hangover than water from your tap.
If your drink of choice is beer, here are a few facts you may not have known. So beware when you are ordering!
Low-Carb is not as “healthy” as the packaging and marketing would have you believe. Beer already contains low levels of carbohydrates (the average beer contains only 2 per cent carbohydrate (sugars) by volume, or 7.5 grams in a 375-millilitre can) compared to soft drinks/soda that contain 40 grams (eight teaspoons) of sugar in every 375-millilitre can.
Low-carb beers contain the same level of alcohol as regular beers, and the alcohol is where the kilojoule (calorie) come from, contributing to 75 per cent of the total calories
So if you really want to curb the calories, order ”light” beer not low carb beer!