Where a Starbucks Latte Will Cost You the Most
You can find a Starbucks somewhere on almost every continent on Earth (Antarctica has yet to get one, sorry) but the menu will look a little different depending on which country you’re in. More specifically, your go-to order might cost a lot more than usual. Thrillist did some digging to figure out how much Starbucks’ prices differ in various cities around the world, putting together an infographic on what a grande latte will run you in 30 different places.
According to their research, based on exchange rates from February 2016, a latte can cost anywhere from almost $7 to less than $1.50. Arguably, there are probably much more delicious and much less pricey coffee options at local cafes in any of these cities, but we won't judge the reasons why you're craving sub-par corporate American coffee.
If you must go to Starbucks while traveling internationally, you’re better off doing it in these cities, the absolute cheapest on the list:
- Rio de Janeiro: $1.49
- Lima: $2.89
- Cairo or Manila: $2.94
Whereas you’ll definitely want to avoid the ‘buck in these, the top three most expensive of the 30 surveyed:
- Zurich: $6.96
- Cancún: $6.07
- Gardermoen, Norway (home of the Oslo airport): $5.95
Switzerland and Norway are both very expensive countries in general—both regularly top lists of the places with the highest cost of living in the world—but if you're wandering into a Starbucks in Cancún, you're definitely going to be ripped off.
See the whole list of 30 cities at Thrillist. You may be surprised by what it costs to get yourself a latte in Miami.