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.