This map shows the minimum age at which individuals can legally be served alcoholic beverages in a country.
Data source: 2011 World Health Statistics Report from the World Health Organization. Data from 2008. This data was collected by the World Health Organization. The World Policy Analysis Center is not responsible for any errors or omissions.
- Initiating alcohol consumption at an older age can reduce the developmental, short-, and long-term health effects of alcohol use; the establishment of a minimum drinking age as a component of alcohol policy has been found to be effective.