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(The Atlantic Cities)   American cities with the the highest and lowest cost of living ... as determined by the price of a six pack of beer   (theatlanticcities.com) divider line 49
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2013-02-06 10:21:43 AM
13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?
 
2013-02-06 10:25:58 AM
You people have no idea what liquor taxes are like in Canada.
 
2013-02-06 10:28:35 AM

ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?


You don't want to know.

Choosing Heineken as a measuring stick is kinda weird though -- why not just a regular old Bud?
 
2013-02-06 10:34:33 AM

ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?


Can't say that I go to night clubs, but at a reputable bar a bottle of Heineken is like $6; bottle of craft beer is $7 to $9 (obviously the price can go much higher than that, but there are a lot of options in that range).
 
2013-02-06 10:38:12 AM
Free in New Orleans?

/sorry
 
2013-02-06 10:38:53 AM
Why Heineken?  Why wouldn't I just dunk my head in a toilet?
 
2013-02-06 10:38:57 AM

Arkanaut: ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?

You don't want to know.

Choosing Heineken as a measuring stick is kinda weird though -- why not just a regular old Bud?


My theory, without any evidence, is that Bud or Coors are so popular in some places (especially the South),  the price for a six-pack could somehow be skewed. The popularity of Heineken is probably more uniform across the country.

I also wouldn't be surprised if a six pack of Bud is really bad value per bottle so to push people into buying a larger case.
 
2013-02-06 10:41:23 AM
Oh, and the 6 pack metric is a little skewed for PA, as pretty much the only places you can buy a six pack is in bars, which all mark up the prices ridiculously.

You could get a case of Heineken for about $25, or so.
 
2013-02-06 10:44:43 AM
That's not beer. That's a six-pack of water infused with grass clippings.
 
2013-02-06 10:46:15 AM
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since the beer they chose for this was Heineken, this would be oblig.
 
2013-02-06 10:49:13 AM
I would have liked to see the analysis using the following nationwide beers:

Bud Light
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Blue Moon Belgian White

Heineken is a bizarre choice.  For one thing, it is an import.
 
2013-02-06 11:00:21 AM
Moses Lake, WA is the third most expensive??  Why would they even include that as a "city"?  OTOH, I can understand why any intoxicant, even Heineken, is priced so high...demand.  What a shiathole.  That would be a great place for the Citadel.
 
2013-02-06 11:03:55 AM

SlothB77: Heineken is a bizarre choice.  For one thing, it is an import.


Which makes the results super bizarro.  Why is it so farking cheap in WI (far in mainland) and so expensive in near coastal states.  Farking PA and farking Williamsport, YOU MAKE ZERO SENSE
 
2013-02-06 11:15:09 AM
You'll never find a cheaper state to drink in than Wisconsin.  Funny because the drunk driving laws are some of the most lenient too.


The low beer prices are what's keeping me here.


The Tavern League is a big player in keeping taxes low on alcohol in Wisco.
 
2013-02-06 11:15:11 AM
Beer is a horrible choice for Big Mac Index type analysis.  All alcohol is tightly controlled by laws that vary wildly from state-to-state, and operates in a strict pseudo-monopoly tiered system virtually nationwide.
 
2013-02-06 11:18:31 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You could get a case of Heineken for about $25, or so.


I hate buying beer by the case, though. I like to buy the 1l bottles, myself, which are generally not too expensive relative to what you'd pay at the tap, since it's already really expensive at the tap.
 
2013-02-06 11:19:14 AM
I don't really understand how people in New York City survive. Everything there seems magnitudes more expensive than most other places in the US and the salary's don't seem that much higher.
 
2013-02-06 11:22:14 AM
I'll stick to my trusty old Natty Light.

16 bucks for a 30 pack here in Michigan.

Been drinking it since college, and see no reason to change.
 
2013-02-06 11:23:23 AM

xynix: I don't really understand how people in New York City survive. Everything there seems magnitudes more expensive than most other places in the US and the salary's don't seem that much higher.


Drink shiat tons at home (everyone you know lives in the same sq mile so pregame parties are the norm), then go to bars.  Bars are meant for one beer. Any more and you're a fool.
 
2013-02-06 11:25:09 AM
12 pack of Miller High Life, usually around $8 in this here part of Floridah. Yeungling 12 pack is about $10.
 
2013-02-06 11:30:57 AM

ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?


$12 for a Heineken in NYC club is better than the $23 i paid for a bottle of corona in Vegas.
 
2013-02-06 11:38:34 AM

t3knomanser: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You could get a case of Heineken for about $25, or so.

I hate buying beer by the case, though. I like to buy the 1l bottles, myself, which are generally not too expensive relative to what you'd pay at the tap, since it's already really expensive at the tap.


I do too.  It's like the Commonwealth of PA wants you to be either sober or blasted out of your mind.
 
2013-02-06 11:52:23 AM

LemSkroob: ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?

$12 for a Heineken in NYC club is better than the $23 i paid for a bottle of corona in Vegas.


Vegas.. Man I won $500 on slots and woke up the next morning with 20 cents and some pocket lint.
 
2013-02-06 11:55:06 AM

xynix: Vegas.. Man I won $500 on slots and woke up the next morning with 20 cents and some pocket lint.


Last time I was there I remember sitting around this place called Slots-O-Fun because they had dollar Heinekens all day, every day.  Sounds like you went to a classy joint or you drank a lot of beer.
 
2013-02-06 12:05:54 PM
we dahn't drink that shiat here in piksburgh, we drinks yinglin'
 
2013-02-06 12:08:04 PM
LemSkroob:23 i paid for a bottle of corona in Vegas.

dios mio!
 
2013-02-06 12:21:06 PM

LemSkroob: ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?

$12 for a Heineken in NYC club is better than the $23 i paid for a bottle of corona at a strip club in Vegas.


Me thinks you left out some vital information.  Let me help you.
 
2013-02-06 12:36:09 PM

xynix: I don't really understand how people in New York City survive. Everything there seems magnitudes more expensive than most other places in the US and the salary's don't seem that much higher.


I can't speak for anyone else but there is no way I could earn nearly the same salary outside of NYC (with the exception of a few major metro areas, but I love it here).  Things can get pretty expensive here, though - a dinner for two normally costs us ~$100-150 for nothing all that fancy.  It's just a different perspective I guess.
 
2013-02-06 12:39:48 PM

SlothB77: I would have liked to see the analysis using the following nationwide beers:

Bud Light
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Blue Moon Belgian White

Heineken is a bizarre choice.  For one thing, it is an import.


True, but it's available all over.  Even gas stations tend to stock Heineken and Corona as the only imports.  Not sure if local production of some beers might skew the results (like the price of Bud around St. Louis).  While Heineken is transported to all states.   Just speculating, but I'd like to know if there was a solid reason behind the choice as well.
 
2013-02-06 12:48:30 PM

thecpt: SlothB77: Heineken is a bizarre choice.  For one thing, it is an import.

Which makes the results super bizarro.  Why is it so farking cheap in WI (far in mainland) and so expensive in near coastal states.  Farking PA and farking Williamsport, YOU MAKE ZERO SENSE


Williamsport is in the middle of the Marcellus Shale and is pretty much bursting at the seams, so it does not surprise me that things are expensive there.

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: t's like the Commonwealth of PA wants you to be either sober or blasted out of your mind.


I'm pretty sure that's their goal here, because who else could design such a bizarre system?
 
2013-02-06 01:03:11 PM

GuyFawkes: xynix: I don't really understand how people in New York City survive. Everything there seems magnitudes more expensive than most other places in the US and the salary's don't seem that much higher.

I can't speak for anyone else but there is no way I could earn nearly the same salary outside of NYC (with the exception of a few major metro areas, but I love it here).  Things can get pretty expensive here, though - a dinner for two normally costs us ~$100-150 for nothing all that fancy.  It's just a different perspective I guess.


It probably also depends on career.. I'm in tech sales and make the same amount if I'm in NYC, Boston, or Atlanta. I would imagine some financial jobs would certainly be best in NYC as well as some artsy stuff. Since things are going virtual today a lot of jobs can now be done anywhere in the country or even the world if time zones match up. I think many of the jobs in NYC that depend on people being there are going to go the way of the virtual office.. Plus it's a lot cheaper for companies to have employees working from home. Let the government pay for the office (tax deductions) rather than the company.
 
2013-02-06 01:27:01 PM

xynix: I don't really understand how people in New York City survive. Everything there seems magnitudes more expensive than most other places in the US and the salary's don't seem that much higher.


Well, it's Wall Street, Sir. A lot of money here.

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2013-02-06 01:29:22 PM

valkore: LemSkroob: ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?  bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?

$12 for a Heineken in NYC club is better than the $23 i paid for a bottle of corona at a strip club in Vegas.

Me thinks you left out some vital information.  Let me help you.


I got a strong G&T at the Spearmint Rhino for like $10.  $23 for a beer is insanity.
 
2013-02-06 02:29:18 PM

YixilTesiphon: Williamsport is in the middle of the Marcellus Shale and is pretty much bursting at the seams, so it does not surprise me that things are expensive there.


Yeah, its not bursting at the seams.  They added about one hotel and the Genetti isn't exactly full.
 
2013-02-06 02:30:46 PM
Also known as the Drew Curtis index.
 
2013-02-06 03:38:41 PM
I live in Steuben County, NY, which has or had the highest unemployment rate in the state IIRC, yet average price for a craft six-pack is about $8. I've seen limited seasonals for $10-$12 (and one was a four pack). I honestly don't know what the InBev stuff goes for but I'd be surprised if it was cheaper than $6. That may be because it's Wegmans, since there just aren't many other grocery stores and none that large, much less ones carrying good beer, but... you get the idea.
 
2013-02-06 04:45:38 PM

Rev.K: You people have no idea what liquor taxes are like in Canada.


I do. We used to make runs over the border for the high-test stuff. Drinking age was lower too.

Made for fun at border crossing:

What was your purpose in Canada?
Buy beer
How long were you there?
About half an hour
How many cases did you pick up?
Four
Welcome to the US.

/all pre-9/11 obv.
 
2013-02-06 05:11:09 PM
Mountain Brew (Stewarts own brand) is brewed by Genesee and rolls in at 3.25 a six-pack
Cheaper than bottle water
It's not... terrible
 
2013-02-06 05:11:59 PM

Reverend Monkeypants: Mountain Brew (Stewarts own brand) is brewed by Genesee and rolls in at 3.25 a six-pack
Cheaper than bottle water
It's not... terrible


That would be upstate NY, btw
 
2013-02-06 05:49:32 PM
Let's see, 6 small beers... that's four regular beers.

Under $2usd. In a bar, you'd pay close to $6 for 4 beers.

So move to Prague.
 
2013-02-06 10:40:30 PM
When something is cheaper in Alaska, you have some issues. I'm lookin at you, Richmond Indiana and Pittsburg
 
2013-02-06 10:52:21 PM
Whew. Lucky for me I don't drink Heineken.
 
2013-02-06 11:58:18 PM

doczoidberg: I'll stick to my trusty old Natty Light.

16 bucks for a 30 pack here in Michigan.

Been drinking it since college, and see no reason to change.

You're a doctor, you can afford better than that
 
2013-02-07 02:40:28 AM
Rockford represent!

/Beer is cheap to drown out the fact you live in Rockford.
 
2013-02-07 06:45:48 AM

talulahgosh: we dahn't drink that shiat here in piksburgh, we drinks yinglin'


Dude.

Get more local.  Rolling Rock or Iron City.
 
2013-02-07 07:09:57 AM

UseUrHeadFred: Beer is a horrible choice for Big Mac Index type analysis.  All alcohol is tightly controlled by laws that vary wildly from state-to-state, and operates in a strict pseudo-monopoly tiered system virtually nationwide.


Yeah, well this is coming from a site run by Richard Florida, the Nickelback of geographers. Rehashing social research based on highly flawed metrics is the Atlantic Cities' bread and butter.
 
2013-02-07 09:56:33 AM

Another Government Employee: talulahgosh: we dahn't drink that shiat here in piksburgh, we drinks yinglin'

Dude.

Get more local.  Rolling Rock or Iron City.


rolling rock?? ew.
 
2013-02-07 02:34:04 PM
Heineken?  fark that shiat!  Pabst Blue Ribbon!
 
2013-02-07 11:16:39 PM

valkore: LemSkroob: ltdanman44: 13 bucks for a six-pack?   bah-gawd how much is a beer in a new york night club?

$12 for a Heineken in NYC club is better than the $23 i paid for a bottle of corona at a strip club in Vegas.

Me thinks you left out some vital information.  Let me help you.


nah, it was this hell-hole called ghost-bar in the palms. this was after a $50 cover chage.
 
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