These 10 Countries Drink the Most per Capita
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The way we see it, there are three types of people in this world:
- People that plan a vacation to sightsee/do outdoors-y things
- People that plan a vacation to do nothing but sit on the beach and relax
- People that plan a vacation to eat and drink their weight in food and alcohol
Well, if you’re of the later, we have some suggestions for your next trip. VinePair just released a color-coded map based on 15 years (!) of data from the Global Information System on Alcohol and Health of the countries that drink — and don’t drink — the most per capita. The study tracked recorded (such as beer) and unrecorded (looking at you, moonshine) alcohol consumption over the last decade and a half. And without further ado, here are the countries that drink the most alcohol per capita:
- Moldova (17.4 liters per capita)
- Belarus (17.1)
- Lithuania (16.2)
- Russia (14.5)
- Czech Republic (14.1)
- Romania (12.9)
- Serbia (12.9)
- Australia (12.6)
- Portugal (12.5)
- Slovakia (12.5)
On the flip side, if you’re looking to keep things a little, well, more sober, you’ll want to head to these countries:
- Egypt (0.3 liters per capita)
- Niger (0.3)
- Bangladesh (0.2)
- Comoros (0.2)
- Saudi Arabia (0.2)
- Yemen (0.2)
- Kuwait (0.1)
- Mauritania (0.1)
- Pakistan (0.1)
- Libya (0)
The key takeaway here? If you are heading to one of the top 10, it’s probably a good idea to bring a jacket since they’re mostly in cold weather climates.
Featured image by Ibrahim Boran/Unsplash.
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