Brits spend more on prostitutes and drugs than on wine and beer
If you think we collectively drink a lot of wine and beer, it's nothing compared to how much we spend on drugs and prostitutes.
This is the first time the ONS have included narcotics and sex workers into their calculations of Gross Domestic Product in order to ensure "comparability in measuring Gross National Income across EU countries."
So here's the kicker: In 2013, Brits spent £11bn on wine and beer, while spending £12.3bn on prostitutes and illegal drugs.
The figure for the procurement of sex workers in £4.3bn alone, with the rest disappearing up noses and the like. Drugs are split into crack cocaine, powder cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and imported and home produced cannabis, worth £6.7bn a year according to the ONS.
So the real story is this: British people spend over £23bn on having a really fun time.