San Diegans spent more money on alcohol last year than any other metropolitan area in the nation, according to a new study from Delphi Behavioral Health Group.
On average, every citizen in San Diego spent about $ 1,112 on alcohol in 2017, the study said. Seattle was $ 126 during others.
San Diegans spent the third in 2016, $ 2 behind Minneapolis-St. Paul. San Francisco spent most of the year with $ 1,131, according to the study.
The study broke down the average annual cost of Americans and found alcohol amounted to 0.8 percent of their total purchases.
Housing was number one at 33 percent, followed by transport and food of 1
Alcohol expenditure has increased almost 57 percent since 1996, according to the study. This means that Americans spend an average of $ 175 more on alcohol a year than they did in 1996.
Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 spent the most money on alcohol in 2016, but not much said the study. Other age groups spent just a few dozen dollars less for that year.
The West Coast used more than any other region, but again, not so much.
Delphi Behavioral Health Group used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistical Survey for Consumer Expenditure.
To view the American Alcohol Expenditures study in full, go to the Delphi Behavioral Health Group website.
The study comes after a bottle of French burgundy has hit the record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, selling at $ 558,000.