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What travellers will pay for a cup of coffee across the world

The team at SavingSpot created the World Coffee Index 2021, showing the cost and consumption of coffee across the globe. Picture: Pexels.

The team at SavingSpot created the World Coffee Index 2021, showing the cost and consumption of coffee across the globe. Picture: Pexels.

Published Jul 1, 2021

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WHETHER you are in New York or South Africa, a cup of coffee is every travellers' go-to drink, whether it is to fuel up for the day's activities or a way to indulge in the country's coffee offerings.

The team at SavingSpot created the World Coffee Index 2021, showing the cost and consumption of coffee across the globe.

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The team used TripAdvisor to research five cafés in the capital city of each country. They then looked at the cost of espresso, a latte and a cappuccino to find the average price.

The research found that travellers to South Korea will pay the most for a cup of coffee, at $7.77 (R111) for the average cost of a cup. Coffee in Tehran, Iran cost the least, at $0.46 (R6.57) a cup.

Luxembourg is the world’s biggest coffee consumer, with 11.1kg consumed per capita in a year. Nepal, India and Pakistan were among the world’s biggest coffee abstainers.

Closer to home, travellers to Cape Town, South Africa, will pay an average of $2.28 (R32.57) a cup.

A cup in Botswana was the most expensive in Africa, costing $2.49 (R35.48) in Gaborone.

Namibia was the cheapest, at $1.89 (R26.92) a cup.

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In Harare, Zimbabwe, the average cup cost $2.20 (R31.34), while Kampala in Uganda cost $2.27 (R32.33).

Ethiopia's national drink is coffee, and coffee drinking is a ritual for locals that can take up to an hour. However, the research didn't say how much a cup of coffee would cost in the country.

Read the full study here.

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