Not everybody is a fast eater. Especially if you are going out to eat in groups, the time can double.
Likewise, a country's work culture and its pace can have an effect on the speed at which people eat and drink. Other than culture and eating in groups, some people set their own pace as well. However, this list compiled by the OECD features the average figures for a number of countries.
Take the United States as an example, where the average food consumption speed is just around an hour and two minutes. This might be linked to the very high paced work culture the USA has. The example of New York will most likely be the most relevant in this case.
On the other hand, France ranked the highest as French people spend the most time eating and drinking, with an average of 2 hours and 13 minutes. Now that's quite a lot. Coming in at positions two and three are Italy and Spain respectively, not far behind or with much of a difference. Italians are reported to have spent an average of 2 hours and 7 minutes. Whereas the Spanish spend an average of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
The list also includes other countries like India, Mexico, the United Kingdom and more. Have a look at the infographic below to see how much time people spend eating and drinking in other countries.
Infographic by: Statista