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Central Statistics Office. (2019) Comparative price levels for food, beverages and tobacco 2018. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

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This statistical release focuses primarily on the price levels of Food, Beverages and Tobacco across 37 European countries. The Price Level Indices use the 28 countries in the European Union as the "base country" (EU28=100). The information is compiled using data collection collected as part of the Eurostat-OECD Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Programme.

The country groups included in the analysis are:

  • the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU)
  • the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland)
  • the five candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey)
  • the potential candidate country (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


Of the European Union countries Ireland was the 2nd most expensive for both Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. Of the 37 countries Ireland was the 4th most expensive for Alcohol and the 3rd most expensive for Tobacco.

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Alcohol, Tobacco / Nicotine
September 2019
Central Statistics Office
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