Is beer expensive in Malaysia?

Answered by Randall Whitlock

As an expert sommelier and brewer, I can confidently say that in Malaysia is generally quite affordable. Of course, the price can vary depending on where you purchase it, but on average, it is reasonably priced.

When it comes to buying beer in restaurants, you can expect to pay around RM 13 to RM 30 for the cheapest options. These prices are for typical local beers or popular international brands. It's worth noting that the range in prices is due to the variety of beer choices available, with some being more premium or imported, thus costing a bit more.

If you opt to enjoy a pint of beer in a pub setting, the prices might be slightly higher. You can expect to pay around RM 10 to RM 20 per pint in most pubs. Again, the price may vary depending on the establishment and the brand of beer you choose. Craft beers or specialty brews might be priced at the higher end of the range.

One of the great things about Malaysia is that there is a wide range of beer options available. From local brews to popular international brands, there is something for everyone's taste and budget. You can find affordable options like Tiger, Carlsberg, or Heineken, which are quite popular and widely available.

In terms of personal experiences, I've had the opportunity to try various beers in Malaysia, both in restaurants and pubs. I've found that the prices are generally reasonable, especially when compared to some other countries where beer can be quite expensive. Whether enjoying a casual drink with friends or pairing beer with a meal, it is often a budget-friendly option.

To sum it up, while beer prices can vary depending on the establishment and brand, beer in Malaysia is generally affordable. The average cost ranges from RM 13 to RM 30 in restaurants, while pubs may charge around RM 10 to RM 20 per pint. With a wide selection of beers available, you can find options to suit your taste preferences and budget. So, if you're a beer lover, Malaysia offers a great opportunity to enjoy a pint without breaking the bank.