This Is What Global Alcohol Consumption Looks Like (Map)

Who knew? Moldovans are the heaviest drinkers in the world, downing more than 18 liters/person every year. And the United States is well behind Europe, with most Europeans drinking nearly double as much as Americans.

So you’re not #1 in this respect, USA. Americans, what are you going to do about this? Via the Economist:

World Alcohol Consumption

Another “fun” fact: Moonshine accounts for almost 30% of the world’s drinking…

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  • Hadrian999

    I believe if we buckle down and try hard we can can take the #1 spot

  • Hadrian999

    I believe if we buckle down and try hard we can can take the #1 spot

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yes, this is all very interesting–as far as it goes. But we all know that California and Utah are bringing downt the U.S. average woefully.

    If this thing broke out the states separately, it’d be clear that WI and TX are heading for a run-off for Captain of the official U.S. drinking squad.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Yes, this is all very interesting–as far as it goes. But we all know that California and Utah are bringing downt the U.S. average woefully.

    If this thing broke out the states separately, it’d be clear that WI and TX are heading for a run-off for Captain of the official U.S. drinking squad.

    • Guest

      Don’t forget, states like Massachusetts drink like fish too.. All social life revolves around pubs there, just like the British Isles.

    • quartz99

      Heh, not really. Wine is everywhere here in Ca. In fact, we’re also coming up on the end of “San Francisco Beer Week”. I was surprised by how many small breweries there are out here.

      …and… if California really is bringing down the average, I promise to do my best to make up for it ;)

  • DeepCough

    “Mandrake, you ever see a Commie [Russian] drink water?” Gen. Jack T. Ripper, “Dr. Strangelove”

  • DeepCough

    “Mandrake, you ever see a Commie [Russian] drink water?” Gen. Jack T. Ripper, “Dr. Strangelove”

  • Stella_2010

    now you know where all the corruption comes from

  • Stella_2010

    now you know where all the corruption comes from

  • Guest

    Don’t forget, states like Massachusetts drink like fish too.. All social life revolves around pubs there, just like the British Isles.

  • Anonymous

    I see dead people…..

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I see dead people…..

  • Anonymous

    Heh, not really. Wine is everywhere here in Ca. In fact, we’re also coming up on the end of “San Francisco Beer Week”. I was surprised by how many small breweries there are out here.

    …and… if California really is bringing down the average, I promise to do my best to make up for it ;)

  • bailey’s_irish_cream

    I live in South Korea, I can definitely vouch for their drinking chops. Most folks here drink soju, which tastes like rubbing alcohol and costs a buck a bottle.

  • bailey’s_irish_cream

    I live in South Korea, I can definitely vouch for their drinking chops. Most folks here drink soju, which tastes like rubbing alcohol and costs a buck a bottle.