The cheapest pints of Guinness in the UK and Ireland can be found in Derry, new figures released ahead of St Patrick’s Day have revealed.

The prices, which are provided in Euros, show you can get a pint of the black stuff in Derry for an average price of just €3.77.

The lowest priced pint of Guinness in the city is just €3.33 and the most expensive priced pint here is €3.94.

Pub-goers looking to enjoy a pint of Guinness ahead of St. Patrick’s Day might be shocked to learn that the price of pint of the famous stout can vary by up to 117% in different pubs across Ireland and the UK.

New cost analysis by leading job board CV Library gathered the price of a pint of Guinness in over 200 pubs across 20 different cities and found that cheapest pint in Northern Ireland is in Lisburn (€3.32) and for ROI you can choose between Waterford and Drogheda (€4.30).

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library commented: “With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we know workers across the whole of the UK and, of course, the Emerald Isle will be celebrating. Yet by comparing the price of Ireland’s favourite beer to living wages across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we were surprised to find how significantly it can vary.”

Including the rest of the UK, the most expensive pint was found in London and priced at €5.86, over half the London Living Wage. This is 74% more expensive than the cheapest price located in the capital and 70% pricier than the cheapest pint found north of the border in Scotland (€3.44, or just over a third of the UK Living Wage). Dublin was close behind, with the Irish capital’s most expensive pint coming in at €5.70, only 16c cheaper than London.

In Newport, Wales, the cheapest pint (€2.70) is €1.69 lower than the total average across the UK and ROI (€4.39) and enough for an extra pack of pork scratchings! This was closely followed by Lisburn, Northern Ireland, which had pints on offer for as little as.

Birmingham and London were found to have the greatest variance, with prices changing up to €2.20, depending on the watering hole of choice. This was closely followed by Newport, Wales (€1.81) and the Northern Irish cities of Lisburn (€1.75) and Belfast (€1.52).

On the flip side, two cities in the Republic of Ireland displayed the least variation in price, with pints in Waterford only shifting up to 11% (40c) and Drogheda only 13% (50c).

On a national level, Wales showed the biggest fluctuation in cost, with prices varying by up to €2.37. The Irish had the least variance (32%), with prices ranging between €4.34-€5.75, while the prices in England displayed greater inconsistency, with amounts shifting up to 74% across London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester.

Scotland (51%) and Northern Ireland (56%) fell in the middle, with pricing alternating from €3.44-€5.18 for the Scots and €3.32-€5.18 for the Irish.

For more, see: http://www.cv-library.ie/

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