Yes, you hear me right. As reported in a news story, you find that in most restaurants and taverns in the Czech Republic, a mug of beer is, literally, cheaper than water. For instance, a pint of the cheapest beer costs only 99 cents. The same size of soda water is $1.30.
According to a regular pub patron in the Prague suburb of Zbraslav, for a Czech, beer is like mother’s milk for adults, just like wine for a Frenchman or vodka for a Russian.
According to the World Health Organization, Czechs have the highest rate of alcohol consumption among children aged 13 to 15 in Europe. It is even higher than that in the U.S. and Canada. [source]