Although many Arab countries have somewhat strict regulations on the sale and consumption of alcohol, and a few, such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, ban it all together, that doesn't mean it isn't widely consumed throughout the region.

According to the World Health Organization's 2014 report on alcohol and the management of substance abuse, the average human aged 15 years or older consumes 6.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

However, when you take into consideration that less than 40 percent of that global population actually consumes alcohol, this means the average drinker consumes about 17 liters annually.

With these numbers in mind, most Arab countries are significantly below the international average. At the same time, when looking just at drinkers in several countries, the average consumption is significantly higher.

## 1. Kuwait

**Average among total population: **0.1 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 1.3 liters

## 2. Libya

**Average among total population:** 0.1 liters

**Average among drinkers: **2.5 liters

## 3. Mauritania

**Average among total population: **0.1 liters

**Average among drinkers: **4.8 liters

## 4. Comoros

**Average among total population:** 0.2 liters

**Average among drinkers: **1.9 liters

## 5. Saudi Arabia

**Average among total population:** 0.2 liters

**Average among drinkers: **3.9 liters

## 6. Yemen

**Average among total population:** 0.3 liters

**Average among drinkers: **6.1 liters

## 7. Egypt

**Average among total population:** 0.4 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 6 liters

## 8. Iraq

**Average among total population:** 0.5 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 9.1 liters

## 9. Somalia

**Average among total population:** 0.5 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 9.2 liters

## 10. Jordan

**Average among total population: **0.7 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 15.2 liters

## 11. Oman

**Average among total population: **0.9 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 15.5 liters

## 12. Morocco

**Average among total population: **0.9 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 17.1 liters

## 13. Algeria

**Average among total population: **1 liter

**Average among drinkers: **10.9 liters

## 14. Syria

**Average among total population:** 1.2 liters

**Average among drinkers: **16.3 liters

## 15. Djibouti

**Average among total population:** 1.3 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 23.2 liters

## 16. Qatar

**Average among total population: **1.5 liters

**Average among drinkers: **22.7 liters

## 17. Tunisia

**Average among total population: **1.5 liters

**Average among drinkers: **26.2 liters

## 18. Bahrain

**Average among total population:** 2 liters

**Average among drinkers: **21.2 liters

## 19. Lebanon

**Average among total population:** 2.4 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 23.9 liters

## 20. Sudan

**Average among total population:** 2.7 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 24.1 liters

## 21. United Arab Emirates

**Average among total population:** 4.3 liters

**Average among drinkers:** 32.8 liters