Where Is SA Ranked In The Top Beer Drinking Countries In The World?

Are South Africans as prominent beer drinkers as we’d like to believe? Let’s find out…

Ask any South African, and they’ll claim that our country is a powerhouse in the beer-consuming category of the world; but according to actual statistics, where exactly do we sit?

Retale put together an interactive map showcasing the top 50 beer-drinking countries, and South Africa falls in at No. 31 on the list with 61.1 litres consumed per capita.  Looking at the top of the list, you may immediately think Austria and Germany dominate the bunch, but they actually fall into second and third spot respectively.

The top beer drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic, with with 148.6 litres consumed per capita.

Check out the interactive map for yourself.

South Africa on the Top beer drinking coutries in the world list



  1. james

    October 2, 2014 at 11:39

    I’m not surprised its the Czech Republic. Prague is constantly buzzing in and out of season. It is the place to go for English bachelor’s parties. When I was there we started a pub crawl at this one bar where you could drink as much beer as you wanted for free (the price of the pub crawl covered it). In fact all the drinks were free as far as I can remember.

  2. james

    October 2, 2014 at 11:44

    I think another reason is that their beer is the nectre of the Gods. Staropramin is hands down one of the best beers I had in Europe. Budwar (owned by Budweiser) is a very close second (both Czech beers).

  3. Ray

    October 2, 2014 at 14:11

    Well hopefully after the Lions and Boks wins this weekend we will go up a few ranks 😉

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