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Euro 2016: New TV or pub better value for money?

June 8, 2016

Football fans thinking of upgrading their TV for Euro 2016 could choose to watch the whole tournament in the pub after research has revealed how many pints could be consumed for the same cash.

The study by money-saving website Voucherbox looked at the cost of upgrading to a new TV against watching all 51 Euro 2016 games in the pub.

International football tournaments have traditionally been seen as a bumper time for electrical retailers as many fans choose to upgrade their technology.

The study looked at the cost of a pint of lager in 12 UK cities alongside a comparison of Samsung, Sony and LG televisions in three different sizes, to discover how to get the most value for money out of all 51 Euro 2016 matches.

Fans in Leeds could down 566 pints for the same price as one new Samsung H6400 television set – that’s more than 11 pints for every game in the Euro 2016 tournament.

In comparison, a pint in London costs a whopping £5.12 – making the price tag 102 per cent more expensive than Leeds.

Unsurprisingly, the capital is home to the priciest pint in the country, closely followed by Manchester and Liverpool at £3.95 and £3.94 respectively.

For fellow bargain booze, Glasgow is next on the list with a pint for £2.75, followed by Birmingham at £2.87.

With the cheapest TV coming in at £364.55, supporters in Leeds may feel ever so slightly sozzled with 147.9 lagers at their disposal throughout the entire Euro 2016 for the same amount of money. This breaks down to 2.89 pints per match.

For a middle-range model, such as the Sony KDL55W805CBU which comes in at £599, lads in Leeds can neck 242.51 pints of lager during the length of the competition – that’s 4.76 pints a game.

This doesn’t mean however that Londoners can’t still enjoy a fair few beverages during the event. Instead of purchasing the lowest-priced TV, they could drink 71.20 lagers throughout Euro2016 (1.4 pints a match).

Shane Forster, Voucherbox UK Country Manager stated, “For those unable to go to France to watch Euro 2016 in action, the next best thing is a shiny new TV to watch it on.

“Whilst the context of this study is a bit of fun, it’s interesting to see in which cities’ pubs you can get most value for money.

“If you are planning a weekend away to watch the match, or for any other reason, maybe you could consider Leeds. If you’re looking for a new TV, it’s also worth shopping around. A 65” Samsung is 22 per cent more expensive than a Sony of the same spec and size.”

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