Worldwide, adult people consumed 6.2 liters of alcohol per person, according to World Health Organization report. The countries that drink the most alcohol are mostly colder-climate locations. Alcohol laws and religion also play a significant role in consumption.
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, as it is the third most popular drink behind water and tea. The country that consumes the most beer per capita is the Czech Republic with 143 liters per person. This country holds the first position for 25 years in a row.
Europe, in general, consumes the most beer in the world. The country that tops the list is the Czech Republic, with 143.3 liters consumed per capita.
Beer in the Czech Republic is cheaper than bottled water (typically $1 USD for a half-liter of beer), and the country is the birthplace of the pilsner. Seven other European countries make the top ten list of per capita beer consumption in the world: Austria, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Estonia, and Lithuania.
Two African countries make the top ten list: Namibia with 108 liters of beer consumed per capita and Seychelles with 90 liters. Namibia has the second-highest beer consumption in the world, likely due to its colonial ties with Germany.
The United States is ranked 21st in the world with 74.8 liters of beer consumption per capita.
According to The Wine Institute and Forbes, in Vatican City one person out of 800 consumes 54 liters of wine per year. That is 70 bottles per person annually.
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