Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Moldovans revealed as the second-biggest drinkers in the world by interactive map that charts booze consumption in every country

By NAOMI LEACH FOR MAILONLINE

Moldovans revealed as the second-biggest drinkers in the world by interactive map that charts booze consumption in every country
Infografics by Daily Mail
Brits may have a reputation for liking a tipple but they’re actually only the 17th booziest nation in the world, pipped to the top rankings by drinkers in a number of Eastern European countries.

Moldovans are the world’s heaviest drinkers consuming the equivalent of 178 bottles of wine per person per year, shocking health data has revealed.

And while Australians are the tenth most excessive drinkers, the United States doesn't even make the top 20, according to a fascinating new interactive map plotting alcohol consumption worldwide.

Discount code provider Vouchercloud.com used World Health Organisation data from 2010 to 2015 to plot the surprising world map.

Moldovans sink 17.4 litres of pure alcohol per year, per person, followed closely by Belarus (17.1 litres of pure alcohol) and Lithuania (17.1 litres of pure alcohol), which are illustrated in the darkest shade of red.

Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Andorra, Romania, Serbia and Australia round out the top ten nations for alcohol consumption, mapped in a slightly lighter red.

They are closely followed by Slovakia, Portugal, Grenada, Hungary, Latvia, Croatia and the UK where inhabitants drink around 12 litres per person per year.

Moldovans revealed as the second-biggest drinkers in the world by interactive map that charts booze consumption in every country


According to VoucherCloud the average Brit drinks the equivalent of 408 pints of beer a year, costing on average £3.10 each and resulting in a £1,264.80 spend per year. This is calculated to £80,947 across a lifetime.

However, coming in at number 49 out of 196 countries, the United States is a nation of moderate drinkers consuming just nine litres of alcohol per person per year, which is the equivalent to 558 bottles of Budweiser (330ml) a year.

With beers costing on average $5.00 each, this results in a $2,790 spend per year or $122,760 across a lifetime.

Perhaps unsurprisingly due to religious restrictions, Kuwait and Pakistan record the most abstainers with the average citizen chugging just 100ml of alcohol a year or a single bottle of wine.

Greg Le Tocq, managing director of Vouchercloud, said: ‘Brits can save over £100 if they steer clear from booze this month, or up to £1,264.80 if they banish themselves from the bar for a year. So if you're thinking of taking on the 744 hours of January without raising a single glass, let's toast your (soon-to-be) improved health and wealth with something non-alcoholic.'