Clinking glasses at the annual Oktoberfest in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Alamy

Former Soviet states among heaviest-drinking countries, but which city consumes the most alcohol?

  • Soju-guzzling Seoul, in South Korea, and the Ukrainian capital of Kiev are strong contenders while Hong Kong, with a per capita alcohol consumption of about 2.5 litres, is fortunately far behind
  • Religious, cultural, social and economic factors affect alcohol consumption rankings
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Clinking glasses at the annual Oktoberfest in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Alamy
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