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How does the price of a single Starbucks Espresso change around the World?

Sep 08, 2016 @ 09:41 PM / by Gerald Abbey


Starbucks in Helsinki, Finland as seen during AIRINC’s most recent on-site cost of living survey.

How do caffeine costs compare?

With stores in 70 countries, Starbucks has become synonymous with coffee throughout the world, and we collect the price of a single espresso from just about every country where a Starbucks exists! 

As part of AIRINC’s data collection process, we travel to over three hundred cities annually to gather prices for a wide array of goods and services – everything from milk and eggs to cars and car repairs.


Check out our Starbucks pricing results below!


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  • Most Expensive Espresso
    Zurich, Switzerland 4.77 USD
    Munich, Germany 4.67 USD
    Auckland, N.Z. 3.2 USD
    Helsinki, Finland 3.17 USD
    Geoje, Korea 3.15 USD
    Seoul, Korea 3.15 USD
    Ulsan, Korea 3.15 USD
    Muscat, Oman 3.11 USD
    Nicosia, Cyprus 3.11 USD
  • Least Expensive Espresso
    Lisbon, Portugal 1.18 USD
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1.36 USD
    Lumut, Malaysia 1.45 USD
    Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1.46 USD
    Miri, Malaysia 1.47 USD
    Fort McMurray AB, Canada 1.57 USD
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1.57 USD
    Calgary AB, Canada 1.65 USD
    Vancouver BC, Canada 1.65 USD
    Bangalore, India 1.69 USD

What is the price of an espresso in my city?

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Topics: Cost of living data, Coffee, Data and Infographics

Gerald Abbey

Written by Gerald Abbey

Gerry currently fills a dual role as a manager of expatriate housing within AIRINC’s Data and Analysis Department and as Social Media Marketing Manager. As a member of the housing team since 2009, Gerry helps train cost of living surveyors in international housing data collection and analysis methodology, and also assists in the quarterly release of housing and utility data for over 500 locations. Due to the ever changing mobility needs of AIRINC’s clients, Gerry is also working with a product development team to enhance AIRINC’s housing tools to better service our clients’ needs. As the managing editor for content, style, and publication of AIRINC’s blog, Gerry is able to cross-connect his wealth of data experience into valuable content for our global professional following. Before joining AIRINC, Gerry spent two years living as an expatriate in Southeast Asia on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching and researching international instructional methodology.