1. Alcohol is cheap.
Super cheap. You can buy 375ml of soju, a clear liquor comparable to vodka, for a little more than 1 USD and a liter of Cafri or Cass beer for less than 2 USD.
2. And it’s everywhere, for sale, 24 hours a day.
Unlike in some American states where the sale of hard liquor may be restricted to certain hours of the day, designated retailers, and certain days of the week, you can buy soju from any corner market 24 hours a day. Even in the most rural towns, this pocket-friendly libation is readily available.