By Jack Barnes
With Oktoberfest soon to kick off and the average flight from New York to Munich from mid-September to late-October costing $1,000-$2,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations as well as accompanying videos, along with fun and interesting facts about the event in its Oktoberfest Facts – History, Beer, Food & More infographic.To determine the best cities for partaking in the epic German festival, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 24 key metrics, ranging from share of German population to number of beer gardens per capita to average price for Oktoberfest celebration ticket.
Below are some highlights from each report.
|Top 20 Oktoberfest Cities|
|1||New York, NY||11||Pittsburgh, PA|
|2||Portland, OR||12||Sacramento, CA|
|3||Cincinnati, OH||13||Columbus, OH|
|4||San Francisco, CA||14||Boise, ID|
|5||Chicago, IL||15||St. Louis, MO|
|6||Philadelphia, PA||16||Madison, WI|
|7||Denver, CO||17||Milwaukee, WI|
|8||Miami, FL||18||Scottsdale, AZ|
|9||Seattle, WA||19||Lincoln, NE|
|10||Orlando, FL||20||Tampa, FL|
Oktoberfest Fun Facts:
- $5,000: Estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
- 1.98 Million: Gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest.
- 700,000: Number of whole roast chickens eaten, plus 60,000 sausages and 59,000 pork knuckles.
- $1.53 Billion: Oktoberfest’s annual economic impact on Munich.
- $67,306: Median annual income for German-American households ($57,617 for all households).
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