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 21 21 Although the drinking and purchase age are set as 21 by the federal government those under the age of 21 are rarely prosecuted if caught drinking. Children as young as 16 years old can be caught drinking and not face any legal repercussions as the government of Diamavya recognizes that there's little to no point in persecuting them when there's no harm done. Thus, the only exceptions to this rule 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, so laws regarding drinking are usually quite relaxed except for crimes such as drinking and driving that result in the deaths of thousands every year.
 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
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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.
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Mellifera
varies varies There is no federal minimum drinking or purchase age, and it varies widely from state to state and sometimes from locale to locale. Typically, the inland states with higher Oklahoman populations have more restrictive laws, with some even banning its sale to indigenous peoples. The federal government has, however, established high tariffs on the import of foreign alcoholic beverages.
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Ralvithja
None Adults
except foreigners where it is 16
There is no minimum drinking age in Ralvithja, instead being based on the ability of a person to prove they are an adult. Citizens can take a test to prove they are adults, which allows them to carry an ID that states they are an adult, which is required for the purchasing of liquor. To avoid problems with tourists needing to take the tests the foreign requirement is to prove you are over 16 years old.
 Urcea 20 20 Lowered under the Alcoholic Commercial and Public Safety Law in 1974 - was previously 24.