This article may seem strange but it is actually a different system than in France.

Sweden has a clever way to sell alcohol, it is controlled by the government. The only way to get alcohol is to go to a shop called “Systembolaget” (and you need to be +20yo) where you find only alcohol. You will pay around 20€ for a good bottle of wine and 30€ for a normal bottle of vodka.

Why is Alcohol only sold there? The reason is the control. The government knows how much Swedish people consume alcohol and it is high taxes on it. If one day, the consumption is higher, the prices will increase. Thanks to this, the cost of buying alcohol does not encourage people to drink a lot.

The pourcentage of alcohol addicted is way lower than in France for example.