Britain may well have an booze problem, particularly if Louis Theroux’s sobering documentary Drinking To Oblivion is anything to go by, but it’s by no means the country with the biggest dependence on alcohol. The map below uses 2014 data from the World Health Organisation. Countries are colour-coded according to the amount of pure alcohol the average citizen aged 15 or over consumes in a year. To put that into perspective, a bottle of wine might contain 13 per cent pure alcohol, so that’s 97.5ml in a 750ml bottle of wine. In Russia, they each drink a shade over 15 litres of pure alcohol a year. Which is equivalent to around 155 bottles of wine – or 1,500 shots of vodka*.
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Source Credits: Oliver Smith in The Telegraph UK