Beer

WHAT IS THE LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE DRINKING AGE?

August 2018 / by wanderers
Permissible drinking age, INDIA
Years States
18 Goa Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir Maharashtra (For wine only) Puducherry Rajasthan Sikkim
21 Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Chattisgarh Jharkhand Karnataka
Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Meghalaya Maharashtra (For Beer only) Mizoram Odisha Tamil Nadu
Telangana Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal
23 Kerala
25 Chandigarh Dadra & Nagar Haveli Daman & Diu Maharashtra (Spirits / others) Delhi Haryana Punjab

 

WORLD DRINKING AGES

None 16 17 18 19 20 21
Albania Austria (18 in some areas) Cyprus Algeria Nicaragua Iceland Indonesia
Angola Belgium* Malta Argentina South Korea Japan Kazakhstan
Armenia Bosnia and Herzegovina Australia Paraguay Oman
Cambodia Germany* Azerbaijan Pakistan
Comoros Georgia Bahamas Palau
Cuba Haiti Belarus Sri Lanka
Equatorial Guinea Italy Belize United States (with many exceptions, see below)
Ghana Liechtenstein* Bermuda
Guinea-Bissau Luxembourg Bolivia
Jamaica Macau Botswana
Macedonia Malasia Brazil (19 in some provinces)
Montenegro Netherlands* Burundi (none with parents)
Morocco Sudan Cameroon
Norway Switzerland* Canada (19 in some provinces)
Romania Tokelau Cape Verde
Swaziland Central African Republic
Togo Chile
Uruguay China
Vietnam Columbia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Savador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji (lowered from 21 in 2009)
Finland
France (no minimum age in private)
Gabon
Gambia
Gibraltar
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
India (varies by state)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Jordan
Kenya
Kyrgystan
Lebano
Lesoto
Lithuania
Malaw
Maldives
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldovia
Mongolia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Poland
Portugal
Republic of China
Republic of Congo
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovena
South Africa
Spain
Sweden (none for low proof beverage)
Syria
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States Virgin Islands
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Source: Alcohol Problems & Solutions                                                                            * 16 to18 depending on the beverage