Graphics: What’s Your Drinking Nationality?
See how countries across the world knock back booze. And find out which country drinks the most like you.
Drinking alcohol is a way to celebrate holidays, make ourselves and other people seem more attractive and interesting, and/or just past the time. But the amount and type of alcohol people drink varies widely across the globe. Just because you’re French or Mexican or Ghanaian doesn’t mean you drink like one.
These graphics from the BBC paint a pretty picture of how the world knocks it back. Belarus takes the cake for the heaviest drinking nation, with the average person consuming 4.6 gallons of pure alcohol a year. The world’s lightest drinking nation is Kuwait, at .02 gallons per capita. And the average US resident drinks a total of about 2.4 gallons of booze a year, making it tied for 48th heaviest-drinking country in the world.
You can click through here to take a quiz to find out which country your own drinking most closely resembles. But keep in mind that most people drink more around the holidays, so if you’re drinking like Russia this month, your booze-nationality could go all Saudi Arabia in the new year. Because New Year’s resolutions always work, right?
You Might Also Like
These color-changing ice cubes monitor your drinking, and text your friends if you're in the red zone. But don't worry, they also know how to party.... Read More
A crisis that kills 91 Americans every day and controls the lives of nearly 2.6 million, the opioid epidemic is very much out of control. There remains a huge gap between what is known about... Read More
Sam’s struggle with schizophrenia has led to substance abuse. His doctors say medication could help get both diagnoses under control, but he finds it difficult to maintain a regular dosage... Read More
Nearly 5,000 people. That was the meth death toll in 2015. This number has risen dramatically since 2010. In fact, between 2010 and 2014, it doubled. 897,000 people. That’s the estimated number... Read More
Substance abuse can lead to serious health concerns and even death. Knowing how to find the right treatment for you can make all the difference. ... Read More