Enjoying the locals’ favourite caffeinated beverage is a fantastic way to learn about a new culture (it helps beat jet lag too). Coffee, the world’s favourite bean, began in Ethiopia and has since expanded throughout the world to become one of the world’s most important agricultural commodities.
Who, on the other hand, is consuming all of this coffee? And, most crucially, how much would a visit to the neighbourhood coffee shop set you back? This map from the CashNetUSA blog SavingSpot examines the cost of having a coffee habit in dozens of countries around the globe. To come up with the numbers, SavingSpot chose five cafés from each country’s capital city and calculated the average price of an espresso, latte, and cappuccino there based on data from Tripadvisor.
South Korea has the highest coffee prices, at an average of $7.77 per cup.
Iran is the cheapest – a cup of coffee in Tehran will set you back $0.46.
Luxembourg is the world’s largest coffee drinker, with an annual consumption of 11.1 kilos per capita.
The world’s largest coffee abstainers are Nepal, India, and Pakistan. Each country consumes less than 0.1 kilogramme of alcohol per person per year.