Quebec beer cheaper than Ontario’s

Quebec beer cheaper than Ontario’s

Quebec City (Quebec) 03 September, 2014 – Beer is back in the news and this time it’s all good. Despite the new tax increases on alcohol which were implemented on August 1 of this year by the Quebec Government, the price of a bottle of beer is still cheaper here than it is in our neighbour’s retail outlets.

Ontario grabs 75 cents in tax on every litre of beer sold in the province; in Quebec only 63 cents goes toward the government’s coffers for the same litre of beer, making the total price a little bit lower per bottle than in Ontario.

In the case of a six-pack of, Carlsberg for example, the cost in Quebec is $9.99 plus the tax, plus the deposit, making a total of $12.09. The same six-pack in our neighbours to the west goes for $12.95. The difference is minimal on a small purchase but, if you’re making a purchase of 2 or three 24 bottle cases then the difference can be substantial.

In the Ottawa area it is common practice for the residents of Ontario to slip across the border into Gatineau, which is about a 2 minute drive, to purchase their beer and save a bundle, especially if you’re buying in large quantities.

So the next time you enjoy that swig of pilsner ale, just remember that you have an advantage over the people doing the same thing in the province just next door.

Life in Québec staff writer

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