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A VEGAN WORLD


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VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN TRAVEL

Method

To find the most vegan/vegetarian-friendly countries around the world, for travellers, we have looked at several factors :

1. Number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants
2. Number of people per restaurant (Population size/Number of restaurants)
3. Annual meat consumption per capita (kg).
4. Number of estimated vegetarians and vegans.
5. Tourist numbers, which can often be several times higher than the countries population.
6. Bonus points can be awarded. For example Jamaica earns brownie points for its Rasta influence.

An overall ranking is given by adding up all the scores. What is interesting, is that the developed countries with the highest percentage of vegetarians, also have the highest per capita meat consumption, whereas the poorer countries will have a greater tradition of varied plant based cuisine. The weighting given to each category can dramatically change the outcome.

 
 

RESULTS

  Rank Country Restaurants Restaurants per person Meat Comsumption Score
    1Switzerland42719,67674.74.4
    2India12,000110,3484.44.3
    3Israel41019,98096.04.2
    4Taiwan64636,46578.74.2
    5New Zealand46110,110106.44.1
    6Sweden52318,81080.24.1
    7Australia3,0167,999111.54.0
    8Germany3,22325,41688.13.8
    9Canada2,43514,90394.33.8
    10Italy2,19327,10090.73.7
    11Austria44919,403102.03.7
    12Belgium48423,46876.93.5
    13Netherlands89119,06585.53.4
    14Japan962132,79545.93.4
    15Denmark27820,54695.23.3
    16United Kingdom4,43314,84184.23.1
    17Norway18428,55866.03.1
    18Poland66957,13776.93.1
    19United States18,97516,979120.23.1
    20Finland34415,99774.83.1
    21Latvia4049,26361.53.1
    22Brazil1,034200,82585.33.1
    23France2,52525,63286.73.0
    24Portugal60817,05993.43.0
    25Spain1,81125,59297.02.9
    26Thailand90875,84125.82.9
    27Czechia32832,35083.42.9
    28Malaysia1,18526,31852.32.9
    29Sao Tome and Principe1315,37816.52.8
    30Peru284111,88020.82.8
    31Solomon Islands1931,54811.92.8
    32Seychelles11780535.62.7
    33Botswana8028,12826.22.7
    34Colombia50496,53546.52.6
    35Swaziland3340,70026.92.6
    36Belize2813,10642.52.6
    37United Arab Emirates17852,07673.82.6
    38Fiji2437,44838.82.5
    39Hungary13771,19276.02.5
    40Jamaica3484,74659.12.5
    41Costa Rica17927,13651.12.5
    42Cambodia153103,02216.62.5
    43Grenada1010,73261.02.5
    44Mexico794160,63063.82.4
    45Estonia5723,02559.62.4
    46Vietnam626151,06949.92.4
    47Singapore6548,59771.12.4
    48Comoros6132,60013.42.4
    49Saint Kitts and Nevis318,27470.82.3
    50Liberia32144,18210.42.3
    51Laos55122,87921.32.3
    52Dominica324,51468.62.3
    53Barbados2014,25074.52.3
    54Croatia13132,16266.32.3
    55Slovakia12045,36860.42.3
    56Uruguay5958,37355.32.3
    57Iceland923,61486.22.3
    58Republic of Macedonia2199,10540.82.3
    59Malta528,25784.52.3
    60Bulgaria9475,86753.02.3
    61Cyprus4824,37878.12.3
    62Gabon3852,10066.42.2
    63Lesotho14157,41618.32.2
    64Ireland30515,49587.92.2
    65Greece25543,85874.82.2
    66Mauritius1397,08749.42.2
    67Lithuania7140,96178.22.2
    68Slovenia10220,37188.32.2
    69Panama5080,68263.52.1
    70Brunei584,63967.52.1
    71Bosnia and Herzegovina21167,46727.92.1
    72Ecuador138118,73256.42.1
    73Montenegro969,84657.72.0
    74Bahrain1595,01170.72.0
    75Antigua and Barbuda616,82784.32.0
    76Guatemala90184,25028.82.0
    77Luxembourg2820,562107.92.0
    78Nicaragua31198,38525.32.0
    79Chile18397,86874.12.0
    80Bahamas1526,082109.52.0
    81Mauritania22195,50129.72.0
    82South Korea203250,20654.12.0
    83Saint Lucia919,77993.61.9
    84Serbia51172,94345.21.9
    85Armenia17172,04845.81.9
    86Saint Vincent and the Grenadines427,41191.41.9
    87Trinidad and Tobago8170,62047.71.9
    88Bhutan3265,9223.01.9
    89Libya31203,00833.51.9
    90Argentina259169,29598.31.9
    91Bolivia71153,35059.11.9
    92Qatar2795,17890.51.9
    93Suriname3186,12347.51.9
    94Syria77239,35722.81.9
    95Guinea-Bissau7259,38516.21.8
    96Turkmenistan33171,59258.61.8
    97Sri Lanka74281,0616.31.8
    98Mongolia24126,14282.11.8
    99Romania115171,98364.71.8
    100Papua New Guinea51158,52973.01.8
    101China1,0011,402,09858.21.7
    102South Africa185302,78658.61.7
    103Namibia9275,52428.31.7
    104Turkey206385,98325.31.6
    105Guyana3257,76839.01.6
    106Vanuatu1270,40235.41.6
    107Burundi30350,8045.21.6
    108Dominican Republic42253,54353.71.5
    109Cabo Verde2269,78046.11.5
    110Nepal83349,1909.91.5
    111Philippines256403,59533.61.5
    112Samoa1195,12587.21.5
    113Paraguay23292,40541.91.5
    114Georgia12327,11725.51.5
    115Oman16276,54849.81.5
    116Angola85338,98222.41.5
    117Moldova11369,05526.81.3
    118Ethiopia425,600,7998.51.7
    119Kuwait20202,629119.21.2
    120Morocco42839,92330.11.2
    121Eritrea11450,4227.71.1
    122Maldives1427,75621.61.1
    123Russia265543,26262.91.1
    124Bangladesh354,317,1874.01.0
    125Congo9454,5304.82.7
    126El Salvador14453,19428.31.0
    127Rwanda61,986,2516.50.9
    128Iraq137,202,5727.10.9
    129Sierra Leone23,698,0957.30.9
    130Mozambique39,609,8257.80.9
    131The Gambia21,019,2518.10.9
    132Malawi29,045,7888.30.9
    133Guinea15826,3958.60.9
    134Nigeria292,994,8208.80.9
    135Tanzania153,704,8139.60.9
    136South Sudan112,230,73010.70.9
    137Uganda313,829,32211.00.9
    138Lebanon15400,44558.80.9
    139Indonesia438596,15411.60.9
    140Togo17,606,37411.70.9
    141Zambia53,318,27812.30.9
    142Cameroon211,719,59512.70.9
    143Chad111,313,86813.00.9
    144Côte d'Ivoire211,847,96013.30.9
    145North Korea0013.40.9
    146Democratic Republic of the Congo178,736,15313.40.9
    147Afghanistan271,283,55713.60.9
    148Ghana211,343,17813.90.9
    149Tajikistan24,367,47614.70.9
    150Madagascar38,298,18414.70.9
    151Pakistan538,640,69514.70.9
    152Burkina Faso29,323,21714.80.9
    153Haiti25,423,66715.60.9
    154Senegal43,852,90415.80.9
    155Kenya321,514,42416.70.9
    156Yemen171,622,60117.90.9
    157Sudan371,069,69819.10.8
    158Algeria410,151,51319.50.8
    159Benin33,624,09920.90.8
    160Zimbabwe44,037,59121.30.8
    161Mali33545,29822.20.8
    162Somalia91,590,88823.50.8
    163Djibouti0023.70.8
    164Egypt372,586,18125.60.8
    165Niger161,292,06225.60.8
    166Tunisia111,036,65925.90.8
    167Uzbekistan56,289,35928.40.8
    168Cuba25459,03949.40.8
    169Azerbaijan91,080,59732.00.7
    170Myanmar501,057,70432.10.7
    171Central African Republic0033.50.7
    172Timor-Leste11,268,67133.80.7
    173Honduras91,012,54134.30.7
    174Iran184,459,85736.30.7
    175Kyrgyzstan41,488,93436.90.7
    176Albania6487,72544.10.7
    177Kiribati0038.50.7
    178Jordan11859,61842.00.7
    179Ukraine74600,52248.50.6
    180Saudi Arabia231,403,29154.40.5
    181Kazakhstan121,498,97862.60.5
    182Venezuela281,127,43576.80.4
    183Belarus13729,23478.40.3

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