Breaking Down MLB Beer Costs: How much does $50 get you?
There is nothing like being at the ball park on a hot summer day with a cold beer surrounded by good friends debating who deserved the MVP more, Trout or Cabrera. But with games lasting three hours on average, beer costs can put a meaningful dent in the wallet.
For all the thirsty baseball fans out there, we decided to take a look at which MLB teams have the most affordable beer prices. Specifically, if you and a buddy go to a baseball game with $50 in your pocket, how many beers can you afford?
For the purposes of this calculation:
- Gratuity is excluded
- Assume $1 USD = $1 CAD (the exchange rate at time of writing)
- The prices do not include local and federal sales tax.
- We used a 16 ounce cup (the standard serving size for beer in most arenas)
Here are how the teams stacked up:
|Rank||Team||How many Beers $50 Buys||Cost (16 oz.)|
|3||Los Angeles Angels||5.14|
|9||San Diego Padres||5.71|
|10||Tampa Bay Rays||5.71|
|14||Kansas City Royals||6.00|
|15||San Francisco Giants||6.25|
|16||Los Angeles Dodgers||6.26|
|17||Chicago White Sox||6.50|
|25||New York Mets||7.67|
|27||New York Yankees||8.00|
|28||Toronto Blue Jays||8.22|
|29||St. Louis Cardinals||9.00|
|30||Boston Red Sox||9.67|
Here are a few things we learned:
- For each beer you buy at a Red Sox game, you could've have purchased 2 beers for the same price at a Diamondbacks game.
- If you spent $50 on yourself at a Diamondbacks game, you'd have to drink 1 beer per inning and have one left over for an extra inning.
- The average cost is $6.51 per 16 oz. of beer.