Date PostedJanuary 24, 2019

Qatar Introduces 100 per cent Sin Tax, Doubling Price of Alcohol


Qatar, hosts of the 2022 World Cup have recently announced a massive tax on alcohol – sin tax, which was implemented across the nation on January 1.

The price of alcohol doubled overnight after a government official confirmed the 100 per cent tax on alcohol.

Reports say people queued ahead of the rollout to stock up on the cheaper alcohol.

Under the new tax a 24-pack of Heineken 330ml beers will cost a whopping 384 riyals  or $AU152, 92 euros. In Australia the same case of beer would cost just $45 at Dan Murphys.

With the World Cup in 4 years time, you may want to take this price hike into consideration if you’re planning to attend.

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