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25 countries that spend most on alcohol, gambling

Last updated on: October 07, 2013 16:24 IST
People wearing traditional Bavarian clothes toast with beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

There are some countries that spend a huge amount every year on alcohol, gambling, cigarettes and other vices.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest spenders.

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25 countries that spend most on alcohol, gambling

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A waitress pours champagne into glasses at the foyer of Municipal House before the final of the Elite Model Look competition in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 16.47 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,125

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.87 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 17 per cent

Total score: 64.5

Overall rank: 1

The Czech Republic, which has a GDP of $286.7 billion, is one of the most developed countries in central and eastern Europe.

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Floats lit with candles are seen as they are released by children on a river in Kropa on St Gregory's Day in Slovenia. The event marks the arrival of spring and symbolises the releasing of light.

Slovenia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 14.94 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,369

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.01 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 4.2 per cent

Total score: 58.8

Overall rank: 2

Slovenia, which has a GDP of $58.06 billion, was badly hit by the 2008 global economic crisis.

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A party goer is splashed with water after winning a crab race at a pub called the 'Friend in Hand' in central Sydney, Australia.

Australia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 10.21 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,034

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.44 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 13 per cent

Total score: 55.8

Overall rank: 3

Australia, which is one of the richest economies in the world, is a major exporter of minerals.

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A view of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.

Armenia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 13.66 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,620

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.65 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 4 per cent

Total score: 55.7

Overall rank: 4

Armenia, which has a GDP of $10.06 billion, is taking measures to liberalise its economy.

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Worshippers walk with candles around the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral during the Orthodox Easter service in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bulgaria

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 11.40 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,822

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.82 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 3.5 per cent

Total score: 54.0

Overall rank: 5

Bulgaria, which has a GDP of $50.78 billion, is an industrialised upper-middle-income country.

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A view of Barcelona, Spain.

Spain

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 11.83 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,757

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.85 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 11.2 per cent

Total score: 51.4

Overall rank: 6

Spain, which was badly hit by the 2008 global economic crisis, has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

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A child plays with a snowman after a snowfall in central Bosnian town of Zenica.

Bosnia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 9.60 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,278

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.11 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 3.8 per cent

Total score: 51.2

Overall rank: 7

Bosnia, which is posting GDP growth rate of 8.7 per cent, has average gross salary of $600.

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A woman walks on the platform as a train arrives at Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow, Russia.

Russia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 16.23 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,786

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.03 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 4 per cent

Total score: 49.6

Overall rank: 8

Russia, which has huge reserves of oil and gas, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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People celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in the village of Ozertso, outside Minsk, Belarus.

Belarus

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 18.85 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,266

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.25 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 1.41 per cent

Total score: 49.4

Overall rank: 9

Belarus, which has a GDP of $58.22 billion, is a state-managed economy.

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People sit in a cafe of a hotel's roof garden with the Acropolis hill in the background in central Athens, Greece.

Greece

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 11.01 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,795

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.74 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 1.27 per cent

Total score: 49.2

Overall rank: 10

Greece, which was hit badly by the 2008 global economic crisis, has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

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An aerial view of St Peter's Square in Rome, Italy.

Italy

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 9.72 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,475

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.01 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 15.2 per cent

Total score: 48.7

Overall rank: 11

Italy, one of the most developed countries in the world, is going through tough economic times.

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View of Estonia's capital Tallinn.

Estonia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 17.24 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,523

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.44 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 7 per cent

Total score: 48.2

Overall rank: 12

Estonia, which has a GDP of $28.44 billion, is a member of the European Union and the eurozone.

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A view of central Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Ukraine

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 17.47 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 2,401

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.05 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 3 per cent

Total score: 47.5

Overall rank: 13

Ukraine, which has a GDP of $335.4 billion, has an unemployment rate of 7.4 per cent.

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Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background, Argentina.

Argentina

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 9.35 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,042

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.37 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 8 per cent

Total score: 47.0

Overall rank: 14

Argentina, which has a GDP of $475.0 billion, has rich natural resources.

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Children play near a public fountain in Rijeka on the northern Adriatic island of Cres, Croatia.

Croatia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 15.00 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,621

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.61 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 6 per cent

Total score: 46.7

Overall rank: 15

Croatia, which has a GDP of $79.69 billion, has a service-based economy.

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A view of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

United States

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 9.70 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,028

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.64 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 15 per cent

Total score: 45.7

Overall rank: 16

United States, the biggest economy in the world, has one of the highest consumption of drugs.

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Houses of Parliament are seen in central London, United Kingdom.

United Kingdom

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 13.24 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 750

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.85 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 8 per cent

Total score: 45.1

Overall rank: 17

United Kingdom, one of the biggest financial centres in the world, spends a lot on alcohol and drugs.

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'Welcome' statue in front of Bratislava castle in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Slovakia

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 13.31 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,403

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.76 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 7.30 per cent

Total score: 44.8

Overall rank: 18

Slovakia, which has a GDP of $132.4 billion, enjoys high per capita income.

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A subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.

South Korea

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 14.81 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,958

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.63 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 0.13 per cent

Total score: 44.6

Overall rank: 19

South Korea, one of the most developed economies in the world, is a major exporter of electronics and automobiles.

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A cyclist rides past the Coffee To Get Her restaurant near Dublin city centre which becomes a bar and club in the evenings, Ireland.

Ireland

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 14.92 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,006

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.67 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 6.43 per cent

Total score: 44.2

Overall rank: 20

Ireland, which was hit badly by the 2008 global economic crisis, is taking measures to revive its economy.

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Parliament building is reflected on the icy Danube river in Budapest, Hungary.

Hungary

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 16.12 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,518

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.52 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 3 per cent

Total score: 43.0

Overall rank: 21

Hungary, which has a GDP of $225.5 billion, is a medium-sized and high-income economy.

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Snowboarders ride a chair lift on one of the many snow runs during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia down below, Canada.

Canada

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 10.20 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 809

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.05 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 13.40 per cent

Total score: 42.4

Overall rank: 22

Canada, one of the richest economies in the world, has a high usage of drugs.

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Brad Smith performs a skyjump atop the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 9.99 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 579

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.97 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 17 per cent

Total score: 41.5

Overall rank: 23

New Zealand, one of the most developed economies in the world, is a major tourist destination.

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A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre on Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna, Austria.

Austria

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 12.40 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 1,650

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 0.48 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 4 per cent

Total score: 40.1

Overall rank: 24

Austria, one of the richest economies in the world, has a high per capita income.

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A night view of Manila's Makati financial district, the Philippines.

The Philippines

Alcohol consumption per adult annually: 6.08 litres

Cigarette consumption per adult annually: 838

Net gambling losses as a percentage of GDP: 1.79 per cent

Drugs prevalence annually: 2.90 per cent

Total score: 40.1

Overall rank: 25

The Philippines, which has a GDP of $257 billion, is projected to be the sixteenth-largest economy in the world by 2050.