Average price of a pint of lager and stout rose by around 50c in past year 3 months ago

Average price of a pint of lager and stout rose by around 50c in past year

The Central Statistics Office has revealed what the current average price is for pints of lager and stout in Ireland.

New figures have revealed that the average price of a pint of lager or stout in Ireland rose by around 50 cent over the past year.

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This data comes from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) who this week published its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for last month.

Designed to measure the change in the average level of prices of consumer goods and services between October 2022 and October 2023, the CPI revealed that the national average price of a pint of stout in licensed premises was €5.62 last month.

This means that the cost of a pint of plain on average rose by 47 cents since the previous year.

On top of this, the national average price of a pint of lager was €6.06 last month, which is 50 cents higher when compared with October 2022.

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pintAverage price of a pint of lager and stout rose by around 50c in past year

And it was not just pints in licensed premises that saw an increase as drinking at home has become costlier, according to the CSO.

Its index shows that the national average price of a take-home 50cl can of lager was €2.34 in October 2023, up 18 cents on the average from the same time last year.

Similarly, the average price of a take-home 50cl can of cider was €2.60 last month, a rise of 14 cents since last year.

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In terms of all consumer goods and services, price pressures eased slightly in October 2023 following an inflation spike in September.

That being said though, costs are still rising sharply - with the CPI increasing overall by 5.1% between October 2022 and October 2023.

This is down, however, from an annual increase of 6.4% in the 12 months to September 2023.

You can check out the Consumer Price Index for last month at the CSO's website right here.

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