Throughout the world, each country has its own legal drinking age, if they even have one. Here is a list of countries sorted by their drinking ages:

No Drinking Age: Albania, Armenia, Guinea, Fiji, Jamaica, Viet Nam, Tonga, Togo

16 Years of Age: Antigua, Barbados,Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Luxembourg,  Portugal, Spain

17 Years of Age: Cyprus

18 Years of Age: Algeria, Argentina, Australia,Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada (19 in some provinces), Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Columbia, Congo, Republic of Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesoto, Lithuania, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway. Papua New Guinea, Peru, Phillippines, Russia, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic South Africa, Spain (16 in Asturias), St. Maarten, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukrane, United Kingdom (age 5 with parents), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

21 Years of Age: Nicaragua, Palau, Sri Lanka, United States

Common Myths: Many people will argue that the US should lower their drinking age because almost every other nation in the world’s drinking age is lower. However, their reason for this is because people claim that teenagers in those countries experience less forms of alcohol related problems, which is the myth. Despite this common misconception, the general idea to lower the drinking age doesn’t have anything to do with the drinking age in another country, because each country has its own issues presented to itself.


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