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Starbucks Coffee Price in Every Country

In 1971, the first Starbucks location opened in Seattle, Washington’s Pike Place Market. Its founders were three former students from the University of San Francisco, who initially sold fresh roasted coffee beans, teas, and spices from around the world. From these humble beginnings, Starbucks has grown to become the world’s largest coffeehouse chain, boasting 32,000 stores in 80 countries.

Starbucks Coffee Price in Every Country

Starbucks Coffee Price in Every Country

Today, Starbucks is a global icon, synonymous with premium coffee and a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Starbucks has become more than just a coffeehouse. In fact, it has become a cultural phenomenon, with its own language and rituals. Many people who visit Starbucks do so not just for the coffee, but for the experience.

Despite the fact that Starbucks has become a cultural phenomenon, it is still known for its reasonable prices. While its coffee prices vary depending on the country, Starbucks remains competitive with other coffeehouses and fast-food chains. In fact, it is only second to McDonald’s in the fast-food chain business.

The most and the least expensive Starbucks coffee around the world

Starbucks coffee price varies from country to country. Our team made some research to find out where is the most and the least expensive cost of an item taking a Tall Late as a sample. We used such sources as delivery apps, Google reviews, menu images from different countries, etc. Local prices were converted to USD, crosschecked and listed in the table below:

Country Price
 Turkey $ 1.31
Brazil $ 1.96
Aruba $ 2.22
Egypt $ 2.23
Peru $ 2.49
Colombia $ 2.50
South Africa $ 2.64
Bulgaria $ 2.69
Morocco $ 2.81
Italy $ 2.84
Russia $ 2.91
Cyprus $ 2.97
Malaysia $ 3.04
Indonesia $ 3.08
Bolivia $ 3.19
Guatemala $ 3.23
Cambodia $ 3.25
Philippines $ 3.26
United States $ 3.26
Andorra $ 3.28
Romania $ 3.29
Hungary $ 3.34
New Zealand $ 3.34
Trinidad and Tobago $ 3.39
Azerbaijan $ 3.41
Vietnam $ 3.42
Austria $ 3.48
Belgium $ 3.52
Jordan $ 3.53
India $ 3.56
Poland $ 3.56
Japan $ 3.57
Portugal $ 3.59
Thailand $ 3.64
Bahamas $ 3.75
Slovakia $ 3.80
Jamaica $ 3.84
Canada $ 3.85
Greece $ 3.92
Czech Republic $ 3.93
Spain $ 3.95
Australia $ 3.97
Puerto Rico $ 4.05
Oman $ 4.09
South Korea $ 4.11
Qatar $ 4.12
Costa Rica $ 4.22
China $ 4.23
Bahrain $ 4.24
El Salvador $ 4.25
Saudi Arabia $ 4.27 (Iced Caffe Latte)
UAE-Dubai $ 4.29
Kuwait $ 4.30
Ireland $ 4.39
Uruguay $ 4.42
Netherlands $ 4.44
Germany $ 4.49
Argentina $ 4.67
Panama $ 4.70
Monaco $ 4.80
Sweden $ 4.83
Taiwan $ 4.86
Singapore $ 4.90
Chile $ 4.95
Norway $ 5.08
United Kingdom $ 5.31
France $ 5.36
Luxembourg $ 5.51
Hong Kong/Macau $ 5.52
Finland $ 5.67
Denmark $ 6.55
Switzerland $ 7.17

According to our research, Switzerland has the most expensive Tall Latte (12 oz) in the world, costing $7.17. This could be attributed to a combination of factors such as the high cost of living in Switzerland, the quality of ingredients used in coffee, and the wages paid to baristas. On the other hand, Turkey has a lower cost of living which could explain why the same drink can be purchased for just over one dollar. However, it’s important to note that the quality of the coffee and the wages paid to baristas may also play a role in the difference in price between the two countries. Furthermore, it’s interesting to compare the price of a Tall Latte in other countries to see how it varies depending on factors such as the economy, culture, and geography of the region.

Comparing Starbucks coffee cost and country’s median daily income

While it is true that converting local prices to USD can give a rough estimate of how much a cup of Starbucks coffee costs in different countries, this method does not take into account the differing purchasing power of each country’s currency. By factoring in purchasing power, we can gain a more accurate perspective on the relative cost of Starbucks in different locations. For instance, a Tall Latte may seem expensive in a country with a lower median daily income, but when factoring in the percentage of that income required to purchase the coffee, the perceived cost may actually be lower than in a country with a higher median daily income. Therefore, taking into account purchasing power can provide us with a more nuanced understanding of the true cost of Starbucks in different parts of the world.

Let’s point out the most and the least affordable Tall Latte according to median daily income:

The least affordable The most affordable
Country % of median daily income Country % of median daily income
Camdobia 86.1 United States 2.1
India 71.3 Norway 3.1
Vietnam 57.7 Austria 3.1
El Salvador 45.7 Qatar 3.3
Bolivia 39.0 Aruba 3.3
Morocco 36.6 Luxembourg 3.3
Azerbaijan 35.5 Belgium 3.4
Philippines 34.3 Australia 3.4
Indonesia 34.3 New Zealand 3.5
Jordan 31.2 Singapore 3.7

In Cambodia and India, buying a Starbucks coffee would cost more than 70% of the median daily wage. This fact highlights the issue of income inequality in these countries, where the majority of the population struggles to make ends meet. On the other hand, countries like Indonesia, Morocco, and Bolivia have relatively cheaper Tall Lattes in U.S. dollar terms, but this does not necessarily mean that they are more accessible to locals. The cost of living in these countries is still high, and many people cannot afford to spend a significant portion of their income on luxury items like coffee. Thus, while the affordability of Tall Lattes in these countries is a positive sign, it is important to consider the broader economic context in which they are sold.

Top 10: The most expensive items at Starbucks all over the world

Instead of summing up, let’s delve into the most expensive items one could find at Starbucks’ menu around the world. Starbucks is known for its coffee, but it also has an extensive menu of food and drinks that cater to different tastes.

Country Item name Price
Switzerland Iced Caramel Macchiato $ 9.31
Denmark Chocolate Cream Frappuccino $ 7.77
Luxembourg Frappuccino $ 7.32
France Smoothies (Variety) $ 7.27
UAE-Dubai Hot Double shot White Mocha $ 7.15
Spain Smoothies (Variety) $ 6.77
United Kingdom White Chocolate Mocha $ 6.59
Bahrain Hot Double shot White Mocha $ 6.50
Australia Pure Matcha Crème Frappuccino $ 6.49
Hong Kong/Macau Toffee Nut Crunch Latte $ 6.42

As you can see, Starbucks offers a wide range of drinks that cater to different tastes. Don’t waste your chance to try one!

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