Country Ranking by Alcohol Consumption

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in

This is probably the one and only thing at which Luxembourg leads the world.
Credits: The Economist
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Male 5
Go Ireland!
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Female 920
Why is Mexico at the bottom?
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Male 1
Mexico would be higher, but they are in the U.S.
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Female 1,596
o.0 Oooo. Interesting data.
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Male 25
IRISH POWER!
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Male 210
There`s no Canada.
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Male 14
"Where`s Finland?.." Heh. Upon seeing the list, I thought there probably will be at least one angry Finn in the comments section.

The most recent statistics I found say that we consume 10.3 litres per capita annually. That would mean we`re somewhere between France and Australia.

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Male 188
I don`t know if anyone`s said this already, but as far as I know, Luxembourg is the richest country in the world per capita.
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Male 416
No pride to be found for the country wich is highest. But that knows anyone with half a braincell. Still never expected that from Luxemburg, never heard of them being big drinkers. I would expect something like germany, Greath Britain or Ireland at the top. Still pretty interresting.
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Male 277
The UK is 10th...crap. I mean come on I don`t drink at all and according to that I drink over 4 litres of pure alcohol.
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Male 12
so it does lead the world in something other than alcholol consumption
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Male 12
luxemborg has more money than a lot of countries if not all
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Female 16
Where`s Finland? We have the tendency to drink booze like there`s no tomorrow and we`re not even in the goddamn list?!? Maybe it`s because of the high suicide stats... we kill ourselves before they are able to summarize our alcohol consumption. Go Finlandia!
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Male 2,510
i dont want attention, i want YOU attention whores to come back time and time again...because you do...i get under your skin that bad...im just trying to condition yourself to stop.
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Male 1,204
must... increase... US... on... chart

time to go binging!

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Male 300
"what seperates me from you is..im in a really annoying mood and im enjoying this, so the more you type the happier you make me"

Annoying mood...I`ve never heard narcissism being called that before. Delusional, manic...get back on the Haloperidol, please.

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Male 177
gr8nbed69

If you wanna know, why don`t you look it up instead of asking it here?

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Male 177
spitebaby

How am I rude to everyone?

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Female 110
what the hell is moldova
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Male 167
and It surprised me too that Mexico is 89
what about Russia?
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Male 167
but I`m not going to continue with this, I don`t even think anyone is going to read it
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Male 167
On the first place, difining which is the richest nation in the world isn`t just to talk about the income per capita; the GDP is the way to know how "rich" or wealthy is a nation and the nation highest GDP (we like it or not) is the US.
I highly doubt that Ireland has become the nation with the highest income per capita, the diference with Luxembourg was huge (almost double)
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Male 62
heh, I was on a cruise between Sweden and Finland a few weeks ago, and actually had a WOMAN insist on pouring my beer since I did a piss poor job of it (it wasn`t that bad)
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Male 104
Oh hey a Canadian. :D <Waves>
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Female 363
No Canada?
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Male 104
I like h0ax_d3m0n. i like his use of numbers as letters to confuse us and to make us think he`s 133t.

W311 H3`5 /\/0T. H3`5 50M3 J4CK455 WH0 W4NT5 4TT3NT10N.

BR4V0 J4CK455. H3R3`5 Y0UR R3W4RD. <5L4P5 W1TH 4 BR1CK>

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Female 165
The US is 40th!?

I`ll fix that.

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Male 2,510
beat it, beat it, beat it, beat, no one wants to be defeated.

what seperates me from you is..im in a really annoying mood and im enjoying this, so the more you type the happier you make me :)

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Male 2,510
he might be a bigger man but he has a smaller penis.

(you see, you see what i did there? i flamed him because you didnt specify what you were talking about. Try again trainspotter.)

p.s. I think ive already explained how extraordinary fast i type. Theres no room for adding missed letters

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Female 357
and I`m related to the Miller family. The MILLER BEER family. I get free beer every christmas and we just leave it on the porch for my neighboors to take because we dislike it so much.
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Male 2,510
dont hate me because i griefed your nation.
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Male 2,510
but larajunky i dont feel so small to lie about my age on an online chat room :)
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Female 357
I think because of all the anti-alcohol advertisments and education we have here in the US (trust me, I`ve just passed through the worst of it in high school) probably is having an adverse effect on the consumption of alcohol itself. After all those videos of barfing husbands who abuse their wives (a steryotype to be sure), who would want to drink anymore?

I know that I`m not going to drink if I can help it. Beer tastes like licking wood and if I wanted to lick wood, I would have become a lumberjack.

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Male 2,510
im bored, you`ve bored me.
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Male 1,866
the usa is lower because the beer there is crap.
;)
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Male 1,383
erm, 16 litres of alcohol actually isn`t that much. If you drink about 1 litre a week maybe...
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Male 8
I`m so proud to be Luxembourgish. :]
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Male 571
"Actually, Luxembourg is also the richest country in the world."

The most recent statistics actually show that Ireland is now the richest country in the world. Weird. It also apparently overtook Luxembourg in the quality of life statistics or whatever it`s called.

Pity our roads suck :P

This chart also backs up my thoughts that I`m one of the very few Irish people who doesn`t drink!

Also did anyone notice that the top countries are predominantly Catholic?

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Male 147
Ireland is only number 2?
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Male 1,496
i`m suprised canada isn`t there.
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Female 170
Mmmm... alcohol is gross.

ZokTorR,
If you`ve already commented once... why come back and be rude to everyone? Good job, you`ve proved your superior intellect! Guess what? It still doesn`t mean anything! Yay! You win again! You correct people online. That must mean you`re a genius.

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Male 35
Actually I think Luxembourg is #1 in a few things. I`m pretty sure they have the highest GDP per capita , they are certainly one of the richest countries out there, the standard of life I assume is amongst the highest in the world, ...

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Female 1,025
36! whoo! we beat usa! >:D
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Male 1,825
i will take the single handled duty of bringing u.s. at least higher than germany
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Female 1,832
yes I spelled skillz wrong ...purposely.
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Female 1,832
"thats before i even attepted to knock him out using only my nutsack"

OoOooooOoOoOoooo such big words from a tiny welp.
I am sure that ZoKtorR is a BIGGER man than you are. Suddenly another man is challenging you so now you think you have to bring out the big guns...your pathetic. OH and you spelled *attempted* wrong. Bad spelling skillz *rag rag rag*

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Male 743
wrrroonnnggg charts
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Female 226
And h0ax-d3m0n: Never spread such lies about Chuck Norris EVER AGAIN.
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Female 226
lol, What`s with everyone doubting Ireland will be about the US? Obviously they would be, St. Patrick`s Day, anyone?
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Female 1,832
So I guess I can rag on your *paying attention* skills, noob
OH and LOL @ Skyiras comment. I agree.
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Male 177
h0ax_d3m0n

You bore me with your silly games and you`re a huge nerd indeed.

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Female 1,832
OH and it wasn`t even me who wrote the damned thing in the first place. It was ILoveShoes and just because she doesn`t know where those countries are than why the *F* should you care? Europe doesn`t have that much more to offer and is not that great so, stfu.
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Female 1,134
i think the united states should just have a month of hardcore drinking month and maybe everyone will be happy somewhat.
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Female 1,832
i think you`ll find it was 2...i ragged on your geography...but now i can do the same to your math skills.

I don`t give a fcuk about what YOU were counting. Its the fact that you had to start something just because its America and not your precious *Europe*. Like I said : EVERY country has something idiotic about itself so. stfu.

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Male 301
on wiki it said ....
an average of three beers a day for every man, woman, and child.
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Male 2,510
Ok so you`ve proved my point...you could think of a better way to insult me so again you use my own insult against me, i asked you a question...answer mine, i want co-ordinates and also how high it is above sea level. Im waiting...oh and about luxembourg you cant use that one because someone already explained it on the last page, so im informed...not that i care...i asked you the question :)

ps. if ive missed any letters its because im faster than you at typing, god i rule...im pretty sure i could give chuck norris a run for his money, actually once i met him and kicked him in the chest, he cried like a little girl, i just stood there shaking my enourmous fist in his face until he had a cardiac arrest and thats before i even attepted to knock him out using only my nutsack. Thats how awesome i am...

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Female 75
Whoa, we better catch up! C`mon people~!!
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Male 2,781
I LIVE IN A BORDERTOWN BETWEEN MEXICO AND USA. DRINKING AGE IN MEXICO IS 18 BUT IT`S NOT REALLY REGULATED THAT WELL. STORES ONLY CARE ABOUT THE CASH.
MOST OF MY HIGH SCHOOL`S AND COLLEGE`S STUDENTS ALWAYS CROSS THE BORDER TO GET WASTED/STONED AND GO CLUBBIN`

I`VE SEEN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES OVER THERE!!! IT`S JUST CRAZY SH`T!!!

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Female 52
Ireland beats USA? Who would have known?

because americans are pussys, the uk kicks your ass at living.


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Ireland isn`t part of the UK.

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Male 226
luxembourg also leads the world in income per capita.

Meaning if you get all the money they make, and divide by population, they`re the highest.

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Female 2,084
hmmmm.
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Male 274
ireland is number one for sure haha this cahrt is very wrong im guessing
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Male 274
what the poo is Luxembourg?
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Male 177
h0ax_d3m0n
So you just assume that I`m dumb then, by using the stupidest argument I have ever seen? That`s lame. FYI, I do know where Australia is, I do since I was about 5, and I`m quite sure you still have no idea of where Luxembourg is. You wouldn`t even know it if I gave you a map that says LUXEMBOURG in big letters, with a red blinking arrow showing you where to look.

I mean come on, you haven`t given me any reason to believe that you`re actually not just a 10 year old, using his daddy`s account to post utter verbal diarrhea like this on IAB.

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Female 576
yea i was really surprised how low america is..
lol i`m actually glad we`re nowhere near the highest.
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Male 143
Wait isnt luxemborg also the nation with the highest percent of internet users. Btw I SUPPORT LUXEMBORG IN ITS STRUGGLE TO GET NOTICED...at all
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Male 2,510
^^^^ typical of such a shallow person to hone in on one thing about USA, Like Europe has something SO MUCH BETTER to offer, meh. EVERY country has something idiotic about itself so. stfu.
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i think you`ll find it was 2...i ragged on your geography...but now i can do the same to your math skills.
and btw zoktorr...that was the most lame excuse for a flame ive ever seen...Tell me where australia is without looking at a map. I cant see you so il assume when you answer that you googled it as soon as i asked you.

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Male 177
h0ax_d3m0n
If you`re so clever, then why do you belong to the retarded mass of people who don`t know the difference between "your" and "you`re"?
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Male 1,406
Finally the US isn`t leading in one of these things.
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Male 325
i thought ireland would of won it
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Male 5
actually, luxemnourg is the richest country in the world. silly i-am-board.
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Female 17
um, sorry if this has already been said...


Im either blind, or something!
But where the Eff is CANADA?!?!?!

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Male 342
OH COME ON! Mexico has to be at least higher than the US lmao! Oh wait, most of us came to the US. Hmm, well then US should be higher lol =]
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Female 22
Kikij - Northern Ireland is included if it`s called the United Kingdom but not if it`s called Great Britain. The UK comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is just the first three :o)
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Female 1,832
^^^^ typical of such a shallow person to hone in on one thing about USA, Like Europe has something SO MUCH BETTER to offer, meh. EVERY country has something idiotic about itself so. stfu.
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Male 2,510
look just face it....your dumb and you cant drink.
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Male 2,510
IloveShoes
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
309 Posts Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:26:39 AM
there is a country called luxombourg. where is that!?

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IloveShoes
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
309 Posts Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:27:12 AM
and meldova?


well youve just summed up education in the US...

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Male 2,510
Ireland beats USA? Who would have known?

because americans are pussys, the uk kicks your ass at living.

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Male 724
OOOMMMEEEGGGGAAAWWWW!

I need to go out and drink more pure vodka! its the patriotic thing to do!

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Male 3
yeah they drink a lot in Europe. like three fourths of the list are european countries.
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Male 36
Hungary THIRD!!??

Thats a surprise, I though it would be first by a longshot. People here start drinking before work/school. Its a very drunken community.

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Female 52
i`m surprised that mexico is last...hmmm...
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Male 1,114
"I highly doubt this chart is correct...but it`s interesting."

Yeah, Ireland should be first, and where`s russia? they like, make all the vodka, like, ever...

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Male 239
That thing cant be true because not everyone in Ireland drinks,It,s just stereotype
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Male 1,217
actually luxembour also has the highest GDP/capita aka gross domestic product/population
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Female 19
GO IRELAND HAHAHHA
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Male 9
Actually, Lumexbourg in the world records during 2004-5 was THE richest country in the world! Why? I don`t know...Maybe they sold all their land?
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Male 567
and where is Russia?

is it a bad stereotype of the vodka drunk Russian then..

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Male 177
If you`re biassed, you can fart double time!
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Male 189
"Portugal and Spain had high rates of per capita consumption, but, since they also had high rates of abstinence, the per capita number of very heavy drinkers was higher than it was for countries such as France with few abstainers."

oh, so that`s why!

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Male 185
Hungry should be renamed, thirsty!!!
Haha i`m a comidian.
Btw this was probably wrote by somebody from Luxembourg, a way biassed opinion, theres no way they spend more time in the pub than ppl from irland.
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Female 274
It has to be lies ! Filthy lies !!

How can Australia be ranked so low? I`m disappointed.

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Male 5
i´m dyslectic
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Male 177
- Heineken has an awful taste and it`s an absolute disgrace that this so-called "beer" gets sold around the world

- If you`re such a big fan, why can`t you even spell the name right?

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Male 5
Where are the netherlands at? they have the best beer in the world!
Hertog jan!
Heiniken!
Amstel!
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Female 55
Ay! Why is my raza so low? Come on MExico! Chug! Chug! Chug!
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Female 311
Zoktorr, just to get duty free from the ports. Only to buy in bulk of course, not just for the odd beer.

I`m tee-total so letting the side down a bit. :(

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Male 41
i expected to see Russia
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Male 177
kikij, why do the Brits go to France to get their booze? It`s not that it`s so cheap there.
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Male 13
If someone served me a 25cl pint, they`d end up face down in it.

Time to get the UK average up, I reckon I can manage that lot in say... a week? Anyone wanna join me?

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Male 2,172
Where`s canada?

O lol.

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Male 8
Actually, Luxembourg is also the richest country in the world.

And for you geography-impaired kids. It`s in central europe, neighboring with Germany, Belgium and France.

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Female 311
I`m surprised France isn`t number 1 cos that is where all the Brits get their booze.........nip over the channel, buy truckloads of booze and nip back over. :D
And thank you Zotkorr, I was trying to think how I was going to say thay they didn`t have a clue what they were talking about regarding averages.
I personally don`t understand why they wrote Britain though, because what about Northern Ireland....did they count them as part of Ireland or did they mean the UK or did they jst forget about them completely????
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Male 272
O.o how the f*** is mexico so low?
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Female 40
TheWood, then why are Ireland number 2 on the list? We are an island, no one passes through us to buy alcohol, and we are probably one of the most expensive countries in Europe for alcohol, yet we`re still up there. Interesting...
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Male 211
Luxembourg is like Switzerland... a tax haven and is part of the European union plus is next to Belgium (the land of 650 beers - my sweet country of origin).
Therefore lots of people buy large quantity of alcohol when going though this small country. This would explain why they are first on this list.
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Male 533
Russia isn`t even on the list...
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Female 1,496
Oh yes, something to be truly proud of. How much can I drink? I can out drink you! GRUBBLE GRUBBELE GRUBBLE!

I think you all have water on the brain.

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Male 177
Elendil,
if you`re a liquor drinker, that will also mean that you drink less of the actual drink. Like one glass of wine has the same alcohol equivalent (the amount of pure alcohol in it) of a pint (25cl) of beer.
So if the scores are high, that really simply means that more alcohol is consumed, regardless of how "diluted" your drink is.
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Male 177
Well, probably, `cause they`re all part of one country, the UK, while the US and Canada are just neighbouring countries.
You know, United Kingdom as in a kingdom that is united.
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Male 18
For all the people being surprised, the stats are liters of pure alchool per capita, so US and Australia (beer drinking countries) have of course lower stats than liquor drinking countries like those of the old europe.
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Male 111
Britain isn`t a fecking country! Jesus, why can there not be England Scotland and Wales and Scotland?
We dont refer to America and Canada and Mexico as one country cause they are all joined up, so why Britain when it is three separate coutries?
*calms down*
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Male 177
IloveShoes, maybe if you tried copying the names of the countries you don`t know without making spelling errors in each one of them, someone might actually be bothered to answer your question. Now I can`t be bothered and your general knowledge will stay limited to shoes.
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Male 177
BurnBurn and Stentorian, your comments don`t make sense. We`re looking at the average consumption per person here, which is the total consumption divided by the number of people in the country. That doesn`t mean that larger populations inherently get lower average consumption rates; when the population goes up, the total consumption goes up as well.
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Male 838
LOL! A study was made and that was not actually the result. Try Portugal First place. Where all a bunch of Drunk ppl over here. Not to mention Cannabis consuption has well! Sadly it`s true.
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Male 756
"there is a country called luxombourg. where is that!?"

Umm...yes, there is! Did you pay attention in Geography class? lol. Luxembourg is a small country in-between Germany, France and Belgium. And Moldova btw is between Romania and Ukraine.

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Male 1,407
"This is probably the one and only thing at which Luxembourg leads the world."

You underestimate Luxembourg`s relevance in the world. Here`s a perhaps more relevant global statistic in which Luxembourg is also in the lead:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per_capita_...

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Female 1,264
WOO AUSTRALIA BEAT USA
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Male 609
haha was about to say the same thing WOOT.. they like only drink light beer from kegs haha you`ve seen the teen movies *sarcasm.. but we drink the yanks under the table... thought me and my mates drank a lot in perth till we went over to queensland
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Female 1,264
WOO AUSTRALIA BEAT USA
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Female 493
Not what I thought it would be, interesting if it`s accurate
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Female 430
and meldova?
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Female 430
there is a country called luxombourg. where is that!?
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Male 994
I could have sworn I posted something about this
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Male 2,216
The UK and Australia are a hell of a lot lower than I would`ve thought.
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Female 56
How unAustralian of us :(
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Male 98
Not that hard for a country with so few inhabitents to reach strange statistics.
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Male 425
The US is only so low because of its large population. Luxembourg has under 500 thousand people, the US has over 300 million. It`s harder for larger populations to have high per person alcohol consumption.
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Male 223
Its alll the litres sold divided my the population maybe? Therefore a lower population will probably have a higher average than say the USA..
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Male 366
16l per year? psh, try a month. im bringing it up for 11 other people.
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Male 294
Yes, anderclown, it does.
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Female 344
Surprise, surprise~!
I thought JPN would be in the top three.

I h8 drunkards, anyway....

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Male 30
Maybe this means I need to start drinking more...
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Male 294
Ireland beats USA? Who would have known?
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Male 1,360
i can sleep at night knowing i`m single-handedly trying my hardest to raise the USA`s average! :)
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Female 3,562
I`m suprised Mexico is so low.
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Male 142
I`m surprised that US is that low... Seems like there are crazy drunk people waiting whenever I turn a corner.
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Male 1,465
Wow, the US ranks in a lot lower than I would have expected. So does the UK for that matter.
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Male 30
The United States isn`t the best at something? How in the hell...
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Female 152
I highly doubt this chart is correct...but it`s interesting.
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Male 425
lol, dude thats really sad
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Male 10,115
Link: Country Ranking by Alcohol Consumption [Rate Link] - This is probably the one and only thing at which Luxembourg leads the world.
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