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Culture Stats: compare key data on Bulgaria & Romania

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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 > 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. 
  • Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita: Milk Consumption per Capita (kg).
  • 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.
  • 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 > Recognition of gay relationships: Recognition of relationships.

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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.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Tobacco > Purchase age: Purchase age.

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  • 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 > Honey consumption: Metric tons of honey consumed by each country in 2005.
  • 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.
  • Pets > Animal cropping ban or restriction date: Indicates since when animal cropping is banned or restricted by law. 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.
  • 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.
  • Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Owner or major operator: Name of the company that operates KFC franchises in each country. It should be noted that some countries, such as France, Great Britain, and Germany are operated by Yum! International, an offshoot of the Yum! Corporation, which owns KFC. Other countries are operated by separate corporations such as the Americana Group, which controls KFC franchises in nearly all Middle Eastern countries.
  • Smoking > Tobacco vending machine legal status: This stat shows the legal status of cigarette vending machines, i.e. where they can be located, their requirements of use and the minimal legal age to purchase from them. Several countries have banned these machines altogether, with examples including France and several eastern European countries, like Estonia, Georgia, Croatia, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
STAT Bulgaria Romania HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 12.44
Ranked 26th.
15.3
Ranked 7th. 23% more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Beer consumption 521 million L
Ranked 24th.
1.7 billion L
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date December 10, 1994 June 16, 1995
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Notes First store opened in Sofia . The first international fast food brand in Bulgaria. First opened in Bucharest , Magheru Blvd. 51 stores as of 2014.
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,994
Ranked 14th.
1,997
Ranked 12th. About the same as Bulgaria
Food and drink > Milk consumption per capita 151.75 kg
Ranked 50th.
266.19 kg
Ranked 10th. 75% more than Bulgaria
Happy Planet Index 42
Ranked 82nd.
43.9
Ranked 70th. 5% more than Bulgaria

Pets > Animal cropping (legal status) Banned Banned
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws All All
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal since 1968 UN decl. sign. Legal since 1996 Previously legal from 1864 to 1968. UN decl. sign.
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Recognition of gay relationships No No (proposed)
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption Single gay persons may adopt No
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage No, constitutional ban No
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 2,822
Ranked 2nd. Twice as much as Romania
1,404
Ranked 33th.
World Heritage Sites 7
Ranked 29th. 17% more than Romania
6
Ranked 38th.
Tobacco > Purchase age 18
Ranked 23th. The same as Romania
18
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 3.53
Ranked 44th.
4.07
Ranked 30th. 15% more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Honey consumption 2,000 metric tons
Ranked 27th.
10,000 metric tons
Ranked 19th. 5 times more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 5.86
Ranked 64th.
9.74
Ranked 22nd. 66% more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 1.2
Ranked 89th.
4
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 4.88
Ranked 16th. 18% more than Romania
4.14
Ranked 22nd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 2.44
Ranked 30th. 5% more than Romania
2.33
Ranked 31st.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.1
Ranked 67th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.
Pets > Animal cropping ban or restriction date 2008 2008
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 11.24
Ranked 19th.
11.3
Ranked 18th. 1% more than Bulgaria
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Owner or major operator Samex Ltd. U.S. Food Network SA
Smoking > Tobacco vending machine legal status None present Banned

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country in 2012, Kirin Holdings Company. Table 3.; Wikipedia: List of countries with McDonald's restaurants (Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet); Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Africa); Wikipedia: List of countries by milk consumption per capita ("Countries by milk consumption per capita" . "Countries by consumptions per capita" .); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Cropping (animal) (Status by country); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Australasia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights in Asia (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Europe); Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites); Wikipedia: Smoking age; Wikipedia: Beekeeping (World honey production and consumption); World Health Organization. Source tables; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. ; Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Asia); Wikipedia: Cigarette machine (Tobacco vending machine prevalence by country) ("Japanese smokers to face age test" . BBC . 2008-12-06 . Retrieved 2008-03-07 .)

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