The world’s highest alcohol consumption levels are found in the developed world, including western and Eastern Europe. No surprise, the biggest drinkers reside in wealthier nations. Here’s the list of 10 countries that consume the most alcohol. | Source: World Health Organization
Moldovan intake was made up roughly equally of wine, spirits and beer.
- Citizens of the post-Soviet Republic of Moldova are the biggest guzzlers of alcohol, gulping exactly 18.22 liters per person every year. They drink nearly three times the global average of 6.1 litres per person per year. The country is a major wine producer, with many people drinking cheap homemade wine, vodka and other spirits and the Moldovan intake was made up roughly equally of wine, spirits and beer.Photo: Reuters
- The people from Czech Republic are next with a consumption of 16.45 litres per person every year. Two months back, however, the country enforced a ban on sales of hard liquor, as deaths and injuries from methanol-laced bootleg alcohol rose. Around 20 people died and 36 people were in critical condition since the outbreak. The country consumes more beer (around 8.5L) than any other alcoholic beverage.Hungary,Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Andorra, Romania, Slovinia,and Belarus are all close behind.