Legal drinking age around the world

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The legal drinking age in countries are the age at which a person can legally consume or purchase alcoholic beverages. These laws cover a wide range of issues and behaviors, addressing when and where alcohol can be consumed. The minimum age alcohol can be legally consumed can be different from the age when it can be purchased in some countries. These laws vary among different countries and many laws have exemptions or special circumstances. Most laws apply only to drinking alcohol in public places, with alcohol consumption in the home being mostly unregulated. Some countries also have different age limits for different types of alcoholic drinks.

Some Islamic nations prohibit Muslims, or both Muslims and non-Muslims, from drinking alcohol at any age, due to the Quran forbidding the consumption of wine. In other countries, it is not illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but the alcohol can be seized without compensation. In some cases, it is illegal to sell or give alcohol to minors. The following list indicates the age of the person for whom it is legal to consume and purchase alcohol.

Country/region De jure Notes
Drinking age Purchase age
 Burgundie None 18
except Ayermer where it is 21
There is no minimum drinking age as such in Burgundie, and lightly alcoholic beverages such as egg flip, small beer, and table wine are commonly consumed by children in many areas. However, many state and local governments impose age-based restrictions on the purchase of alcoholic beverages (most often on hard liquor), admission to certain classes of drinking establishments, and alcohol consumption in certain public areas.
 Caphiria None 16 There is no minimum drinking age within the Imperium under adult supervision, as alcoholic beverages like beer and fortified wines are commonly consumed by children in many areas. With that being said, the sale and purchasing of alcoholic beverages is set to 16; once an eligible teenager signs their social contract and becomes a Citizen, they are allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages freely.
 Diamavya 17 17 Although the drinking and purchase age are set as 16 by the federal government those under the age of 16 are rarely prosecuted if caught drinking. The only exceptions are cases where the offender is being charged with additional crimes. Drinking has been a common part of Diamavyan culture since the Mortropivs ruled over the land and has remained so ever since.
 Çyr 18
(16 with adult supervision)
18
(16 for light beverages)
The Çyr distinguishes light alcoholic beverages from standard ones. Light beverages, typically light beers and wine coolers, are any alcoholic beverages under 3% ABV and may legally be purchased and consumed by teenagers of 16 years or older. Consumption of other alcohol beverages is legal at the same threshold under adult supervision which may either be at home or in public settings. The standard drinking age is 18 years - the age of majority.
 United Kingdom 16 16 (beer and wine)
20 (spirits and liqueurs)
While the drinking age and purchase age are set on national level, the sale of alcohol is regulated on local level. A 2030 report has concluded that the enforcement on local level is lackluster and inconsistent, while most large chain stores and dining establishments have their own policies on alcohol, most small business owners simply lack the ability to adhere to the law. While enforcement is better in large municipals, most smaller municipalities simply don't put the enforcement as their top priority, which often means that inspections simply don't happen.
 Urcea 20 20 Lowered under the Alcoholic Commercial and Public Safety Law in 1974 - was previously 24.
 Insui None 18 The legal drinking age in Insui is set at 18 by federal law but usually pertains only to purchase and consumption in a public setting. Selling alcohol to those under the age of 18 in shops carries a fine between R$250 and R$1000. Serving alcoholic beverages to those under the age of 16 is a misdemeanor and is punishable with prison up to one year, if the individual is between 16 and 18 it will be treated as an offense that is fined between R$250 and R$1000
 Kiravia None varies There is no minimum drinking age as such in the Kiravian Federacy, and lightly alcoholic beverages such as small beer and flip are commonly consumed by children in many areas. However, many state and local governments impose age-based restrictions on the purchase of alcoholic beverages (most often on hard liquor), admission to certain classes of drinking establishments, and alcohol consumption in certain public areas.