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Is alcohol expensive in the UK?

Is alcohol expensive in the UK?

Britain has been revealed as the fourth most expensive country in Europe when it comes to alcohol. Brits are paying 43% above the European average for their alcohol, beaten only by Sweden, Ireland and Finland, according to the latest analysis from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Why is alcohol so overpriced?

Higher taxes make alcohol more expensive. More expensive alcohol makes people drink less of it. The tax rate for wine and liquor nearly doubled, while the beer rate rose by a more modest 25 percent. While steep in and of themselves, the tax hikes had a modest impact on retail prices of alcohol.