Average price of a pint: New 65” TV or 566 pints of lager? #Euro2016dilemmas

Leeds revealed as the place to go for the best value pint

Football fans considering the purchase of a new TV to watch Euro 2016 might think again as new research reveals exactly how many beers they could buy instead.

The study by money-saving website, Voucherbox.co.uk looked at the cost of a pint of lager in 12 UK cities alongside a comparison of Samsung, Sony and LG televisions in three different sizes, to discover how to get the most value for money out of all 51 Euro2016 matches.

The study revealed that Leeds was the best value place to have a drink with an average price of just £2.47 for a pint of lager.

This means that football fans in the Yorkshire city could down 566 pints for the same price as one new Samsung H6400 television set – that’s more than 11 pints for every game in the Euro 2016 tournament.

Unsurprisingly London pubs were revealed to be the priciest, with a pint of lager costing a whopping £5.12. Manchester and Liverpool aren’t too far behind at £3.95 and £3.94 respectively.

However, what may surprise some is that Leeds is the cheapest pint in the UK at £2.47 – making the London price tag 107% more expensive. Glasgow is the next place to head to for a bargain beverage at £2.75, followed by Birmingham at £2.87.

This doesn’t mean however that Londoners can’t still enjoy a fair few beverages during the games. Instead of purchasing the cheapest TV at £364.55, they could drink 71.20 lagers throughout the entire Euro2016 – that’s 1.4 pints a match.

Of course in Leeds you’d be a little bit more sozzled with 147.59 lagers at your disposal (2.89 pints per match) and in Glasgow 132.56 (2.60 pints per match). Whereas choosing the pub over the purchase of the dearest television would mean supping 5.36 pints a match in London, 11.11 in Leeds and 9.98 in Glasgow.

Shane Forster, Voucherbox UK Country Manager stated, “For those unable to go to France to watch Euro2016 in action, the next best thing is a shiny new TV to watch it on.

Whilst the context of this study is a bit of fun, it’s interesting to see in which cities’ pubs you can get most value for money.

If you are planning a weekend away to watch the match, or for any other reason, maybe you could consider Leeds. If you’re looking for a new TV, it’s also worth shopping around. A 65” Samsung is 22% more expensive than a Sony of the same spec and size.”

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Notes to editors
TVs were reviewed May 2016 at Tesco, Amazon, Curry and Argos in sizes; 43”, 55” and 65” and cheapest option was chosen. Technical Specifications of the TV’s include energy efficiency class of A+, resolution of 1920 x 1080p, LED TV Screen, FULL or Ultra HD, with some equipped with 3D-functionality.