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Country vs country: South Africa and United States compared: Culture stats

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  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from legally and illegally produced alcohol, by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of beer, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Beer consumption: Total national beer consumption (litres).
  • Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date: The date when the first McDonald's outlet opened in each country.
  • Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes:

    Facts and peculiarities about KFC outlets in each country.  

  • Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered: Year in which the first KFC opened in each country. 
  • Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Hobbies > Homebrewing legality: States whether and under which conditions it is legal for individuals to brew beer in their private premises.
  • Pets > Animal cropping (legal status): The legal status of animal cropping by country. Cropping is the removal of part or all of the external, visible flap of the ear of an animal. It is most commonly performed on dogs.
  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws: Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation).

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption: Same-sex adoption.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage.

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  • Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

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  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year: Alcohol consumption among adults (over 15 years) (litres of pure alcohol per year).
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “unrecorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
    “Unrecorded alcohol” is not taxed and is outside of governmental control. It includes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping. Data is collected through investigations and expert judgment.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of spirits, by population above 14 years of age (excludes illegally produced spirits).
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed in the form of wine by population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from beverages other than wine, beer and spirits, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “recorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population. “Recorded alcohol” is taxed and within governmental control. It excludes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 9.46
Ranked 56th. About the same as United States
9.44
Ranked 57th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 3.93
Ranked 34th.
4.47
Ranked 23th. 14% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Beer consumption 3.1 billion L
Ranked 11th.
24.14 billion L
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than South Africa
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date November 11, 1995 May 15, 1940
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes Divested its holdings from 1987 until 1994 to a holding company after U.S. Congress passed a law forbidding U.S. companies from owning South African assets. KFC sold its assets to Devco, an administrative entity, which managed the trademark. First franchise in Salt Lake City , Utah in 1952
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,971
Ranked 16th. 1% more than United States
1,952
Ranked 13th.
Happy Planet Index 29.7
Ranked 118th.
30.7
Ranked 114th. 3% more than South Africa

Hobbies > Homebrewing legality Legal for home brewed beers in unlimited quantities for personal use only, not for sale or barter, without any required permits or licenses. Registration as a "manufacturer not for commercial use" at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is required to produce wine at home. Legal in all states. Individual states remain free to restrict or prohibit the manufacture of beer, mead, hard cider, wine and other fermented alcoholic beverages at home. Until 2013, Alabama and Mississippi were the only states with laws prohibiting the homebrewing of beer. Alabama and Mississippi both legalized home brewing in their respective 2013 legislative sessions. Although all state governments have legalized homebrewing, some states retain local options that permit local governments to make homebrewing illegal under municipal law. Alaska in one such state where the local option is currently exercised.
Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned Unrestricted (some states, including New York and Vermont, have considered bills to make the practice illegal)
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws Bans all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, including hate speech / No federal protections. Varying protections in 21 states. Included in the federal hate crimes law since 2009. See Matthew Shepard Act
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Male legal since 1998 (retroactive to 1994) Female always legal UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Legal since 2002 (joint and step-parent) / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage Legal since 2006 / Varies by state, recognized by federal gov't . (Legal in California , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Illinois , Iowa , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Minnesota , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , Rhode Island , Vermont , Washington , Eight Native American Tribal Jurisdictions and the District of Columbia ; recognized in Oregon and Kentucky )
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 459
Ranked 100th.
1,028
Ranked 51st. 2 times more than South Africa
World Heritage Sites 4
Ranked 52nd.
8
Ranked 24th. Twice as much as South Africa
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 6.72
Ranked 52nd.
8.61
Ranked 33th. 28% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 2.5
Ranked 36th. 3 times more than United States
1
Ranked 100th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 1.15
Ranked 93th.
2.65
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than South Africa
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 1.17
Ranked 51st.
1.36
Ranked 48th. 16% more than South Africa
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.75
Ranked 27th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 6.96
Ranked 57th.
8.44
Ranked 43th. 21% more than South Africa

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