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This Map Shows the World’s Booziest Countries

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Would you like to have some drink? If you are in Belarus, probably, you could find a good company. This map shows all world countries ranked by alcohol consumption in litres per year, per person for the purposes of comparison.

It’s based on data from 2010 to 2015 collected by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Out of 196 countries, the U.S. ranked number 49. Americans consume around 9 liters (2.4 gallons) of pure alcohol, the same as around 558 12-ounce bottles of Budweiser every year. Assuming each bottle costs $5, this equates to $2,790 spend per year or $122,760 over the course of a lifetime.

Across the pond, the Brits rank 17th, consuming 11.6 liters (just over three gallons) of pure alcohol per year. The top 10 is almost entirely comprised of European countries: Australia, ranked at number 10 with 12.6 liters (3.3 gallons) per year, is the outlier.

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Here’s the top 20 in terms of litres of alcohol consumed per person, per year:

1. Moldova – 17.4

2. Belarus – 17.1

3. Lithuania – 16.2

4. Russia – 14.5

5. Czech Republic – 14.1

6. Ukraine – 13.9

7. Andorra – 13.8

8. Romania – 12.9

9. Serbia – 12.6

10. Australia – 12.6

11. Slovakia – 12.5

12. Portugal – 12.5

13. Grenada – 12.5

14. Hungary – 12.4

15. Latvia – 12.3

16. Croatia – 12.2

17. United Kingdom – 12

18. Finland – 11.9

19. Namibia – 11.8

20. France – 11.5

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