Almost 90 Euro for a pallet of beer: The 2022 world Cup in Qatar can be for football fans to the expensive pleasure. The desert state has to 1. January 2019 introduced a so-called “sin tax” alcohol is a particularly costly pleasure in the world Cup host country. A few weeks ago, Qatar had announced in his annual budget statement, is a tax on “harmful goods”.
The Qatar Distribution Company, the only alcohol distributors in the country, published a 30-page list with new prices for beer, wine and spirits. A government spokesman, the price confirmed increases in demand to the AFP news Agency. A bottle of Gin now costs about 80 Euro, a pallet of beer (24 x 0,33 Liter) 90. In addition, Energy Drinks, cigarettes, and pork products are affected by the new “sin tax”.
In Qatar will serve alcohol in licensed Bars, clubs and Hotels, in principle, the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Public, however, is strictly adhered to and will be the world Cup in four years, a touchy subject. The tournament organizer announced that the tournament of alcohol for the Fans of the selected fan zones will be available out of respect for the traditions of the country, however, in public areas. Whether beer will be offered in stages, is still unclear.