Coffee in the Philippines Is the 46th Most Expensive in the World


Coffee. We drink the stuff on the daily. But, are we paying high or low prices? We hate to break it to you: according to a new study, coffee in the Philippines is on the high-ish end.

"Whether filtered or pressed, prepared with steamed milk, cardamom, liquor or sugar, and whether it’s pronounced cafe, koffee or qahwah, coffee is loved in every part of the globe," the study said. "It may be almost ubiquitous, but the cultures surrounding it are diverse. Understanding the world’s coffee habits and costs provides insight into local history, spiritual practices, and values."

The study, published by SavingSpot, reveals the cheapest and most expensive cities for buying cup of joe. So, exactly how expensive is coffee in the Philippines? It's the 46th most expensive with an average price of $3.02 (approximately P150) which makes our coffee pricier than Madrid, Bangkok, and Moscow.

Look at it this way… at least we're not part of the top 10. Here are the most expensive cities for a cup of coffee. Take a look below.

  1. Seoul, South Korea - $7.77
  2. Doha, Qatar - $6.79
  3. Beirut, Lebanon - $5.71
  4. Kuwait City, Kuwait - $5.71
  5. Bern, Switzerland - $5.65
  6. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - $5.63
  7. Copenhagen, Denmark - $5.54
  8. Tokyo, Japan - $5.29
  9. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - $5.05
  10. Singapore, Singapore - $4.87

Check out the full index below.

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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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