What countries drink the most

What countries drink the most

In some countries a bottle of beer cost less than a bottle of water...


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Worldwide, adult people consumed 6.2 liters of alcohol per person, according to World Health Organization report. The countries that drink the most alcohol are mostly colder-climate locations. Alcohol laws and religion also play a significant role in consumption.

The country that drinks the most beer is not surprising

What countries drink the most

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, as it is the third most popular drink behind water and tea. The country that consumes the most beer per capita is the Czech Republic with 143 liters per person. This country holds the first position for 25 years in a row.

Europe, in general, consumes the most beer in the world. The country that tops the list is the Czech Republic, with 143.3 liters consumed per capita. Beer in the Czech Republic is cheaper than bottled water (typically $1 USD for a half-liter of beer), and the country is the birthplace of the pilsner. Seven other European countries make the top ten list of per capita beer consumption in the world: Austria, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Estonia, and Lithuania.

Two African countries make the top ten list: Namibia with 108 liters of beer consumed per capita and Seychelles with 90 liters. Namibia has the second-highest beer consumption in the world, likely due to its colonial ties with Germany.

The United States is ranked 21st in the world with 74.8 liters of beer consumption per capita.

The country that drinks the most wine will surprise you

According to The Wine Institute and Forbes, in Vatican City one person out of 800 consumes 54 liters of wine per year. That is 70 bottles per person annually.


These are the 10 countries that consume the most beer, wine and alcohol per capita



Important factors to be considered


  • On average, a population that consumes 15 liters of alcohol per capita, it is equivalent to 167 bottles of wine (12% alcohol).
  • Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage.
  • Beer is the 3rd most popular drink overall, after water and tea.
  • Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages (9500 BC.)

Source: www.worldpopulationreview.com


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