The hosts of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has implemented a massive tax on alcohol, doubling the price overnight.
The country introduced ‘sin tax’ on January 1st and the latest announcement was that a 100 per cent tax would be introduced which resulted in long queues of consumers stocking up on alcohol.
The Muslim Gulf state announced just weeks ago that it would introduce a levy on health-damaging goods.
Here are some of the new prices,
- a 100cl bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin will now cost 340 Qatari riyals ($AU135)
- a 75cl of Shiraz wine from South Africa now costs 86 riyals ($AU34)
- a 24-pack of Heineken 330ml beers now costs 384 riyals ($AU152)