Revealed: The Official List of Booziest Countries in the World

We're surprised Germany didn't make it.
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You know what they say: a problem compared is a problem halved.

Or to put it another way: if you're worried about how much booze we drink, just take a look at the sorry soaks in Moldova.

Or indeed Belarus, Lithuania, Russia or the Czech Republicall countries who put away more litres of alcohol per year, per person than we do.

Using 2010 to 2015 data compiled by the World Health Organisation, a company called Voucher Cloud has made a list of the countries in the world with the hardest drinking habits.

The top 10 contains some of the usual suspectseveryone knows Russians (4th) gargle with vodka each morning and the taps in Australia (10th) pump out weak lager instead of water.

Other findings in the report include the unsurprising news that Americaa country whose young people devise complicated games designed to actually slow down their drinking, rather than knocking it back as fast as possible standing around in a damp wood somewhereis ranked 49th in the world.

Even further down the scale are the sensible people of Kuwait and Pakistan who apparently drink a mere 100 ml of alcoholor single bottle of winea year on average.

That's your normal, quiet Tuesday night in spaced over 365 days, people. The world is fascinating and diverse place indeed.

The boozing top 10:

  1. Moldova, consuming 17.4 litres per year, per person
  2. Belarus, consuming 7.1 litres per year, per person
  3. Lithuania, consuming 16.2 litres of pure alcohol per year, per person
  4. Russia, consuming 14.5 litres per year, per person
  5. Czech Republic, consuming 14.1 litres per year, per person
  6. Ukraine, consuming 13.9 litres per year, per person
  7. Andorra, consuming 13.8 litres per year, per person
  8. Romania, consuming 12.9 litres per year, per person
  9. Serbia, consuming 12.6 litres per year, per person
  10. Australia, consuming 12.6 litres per year, per person


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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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