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How much a cup of Starbucks coffee costs in 8 cities

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Have you wondered why your bank account is suddenly empty? Are you spending every pay check in order to get your morning necessity or mid-afternoon pick me up?

Depending on how strong your caffeine addiction might be, daily visits to Starbucks might be the end to your bank account. If you’re a Starbucks junkie and looking to travel the world, then you should make your plans accordingly.

The thought of spending more money than before on coffee may cause you to cringe. However, desperation for a warm latte or cold brew iced coffee has individuals willing to still pay exorbitant prices.

The quality and taste of Starbucks remains the same no matter what state, area, or region. But the amount of money you hand the cashier varies by country. In order to save money while traveling, I decided to compare the highest priced Starbucks coffees in America to seven other countries with the most expensive Starbucks drinks outside the US.

1. New York, USA

The most expensive cup of coffee in America is in located in New York. Here, a tall, hot, steamy cappuccino and latte is £2.54 ($3.15). If you find yourself as basic as me, then you may indulge in a seasonal pumpkin spice latte or peppermint mocha, which will skyrocket the price to over 5 dollars.

2. Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany has the highest price for a cup of coffee in the world. If you think you’re spending outrageous prices in the United States, then you will be in tears to find that a cappuccino costs a whopping £4.88 ($6.06) in Berlin. However, how can you complain when you have the chance to drink coffee alongside the stunning mountains lakes and rolling green hills?


3. Copenhagen, Denmark

You may need to withdraw extra money if you’re planning to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark. In second for the most expensive coffee, their rich foamy cappuccino and latte costs £4.70 ($5.84.) With drinks different than the US, Denmark has seasonal honey and almond hot chocolate and banana caramel s’more Frappuccino. 

4. Oslo, Norway

Although there are Norwegian coffee shops on almost every corner, you may stick to what’s familiar: Starbucks. However, a price of £4 ($4.97) for a tall cappuccino and £4.29 ($5.33) for a latte is minor when considering the beautiful views and welcoming coffeehouse environment. In attempts to bring joy to customers during the day, Norwegian Starbucks’ have added an “evening menu,” which entails alcoholic beverages, mac n’ cheese, and delicious flat breads.

5. Helsinki, Finland

In Finland, you might be asking yourself, why would anyone pay £3.87 ($4.80) for a cappuccino and £4.23 ($5.25) for a latte? The real question is why would anyone waste money on a less expensive, flavorless coffee? As espresso lovers know, life is too short for a bad cup of coffee, and Starbucks’ even in Finland never disappoint. When the line at Starbucks gets too long, check out these classy cafés in Helsinki that are totally worth the experience.

6. Brussels, Belgium

The guilt of spending £3.83 ($4.75) for a cappuccino or latte will end the minute you taste your iced or steamed drink from Belgium. Unfortunately the price can truly add up, considering true coffee lovers are not a stranger to multiple cups a day.

7. Stockholm, Sweden

Refusing to go a day without coffee may have you paying £3.66 ($4.54) for either a cappuccino or latte. However, these are not the only items you can order since Starbucks’ in Sweden just introduced their seasonal banana yogurt and chocolate chip cream Frappuccino. 

8. Paris, France

Drinking coffee near the Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower may just be the icing on the cake for your trip. In these picturesque parts of France, a tall cappuccino or latte would cost you£3.55 ( $4.41). But how can you really put a price on a trip that may be once in a lifetime?

With 24,000 stores in 70 countries, Starbucks has been surveyed to find that their three most popular items — the cappuccino, the latte, and the Americano — continue to vary in price depending on the country. If you’re strapped for cash and spending money on coffee is your biggest vice, there’s no need to freak out.

If you spent your entire bank account on coffee in five months like me, then picking a travel destination based on their average Starbucks price may be one of the smartest decision you’ve made.

Kristen Schneider, Denison University


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