|Typical Benidorm prices - yes 1.50€ a pint!|
A packet of cigarettes will go up by an astonishing 37 pence and alcohol will increase by 5% - seeing the price of a pint of beer rise by as much as 10 pence. Since 2008, the price of beer has risen by an eye watering 40%. To add further misery for beer drinkers, prices could rise again due to a drought across the south of England which may lead to a shortage of hops and barley.
|Carton of Benson & Hedges is 42.50€|
The price of beer is substantially cheaper here too - most bars sell a pint for 1.50€ which is ap £1.29. Its hardly suprising then that you get large groups coming over for a long weekend and making the most of these prices - especially if they manage to get a cheap flight. Some places will put the prices up slightly after 8pm but its still going to be a lot cheaper here than in the UK. With the days getting warmer and longer - remember that the clocks go forward by 1 hour tonight you can be sure that everyone will be out having a good time.... and it will be substantially cheaper doing it here in Benidorm than back in Blighty.
So come on, what are you waiting for - come and enjoy the Benidorm experience!
Just a word of advice to smokers - do not be tempted to buy your cigarettes from anywhere. Stick to the official Tobacos shops - they have a brown and yellow sign hanging outside. In the past few months there have been many police raids on bars in Benidorm - especially British ones, where they have been selling cheap cigarettes. These are counterfeits generally made in China and contain harmful ingredients.
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