Average American vs Average British Person – How Do They Compare? – People Comparison

Average American vs Average British Person – How Do They Compare? – People Comparison

Two of the closest allies in the world today
are the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain, with both countries
considering their bilateral partnership to be the strongest of bonds. The British-American
bloodline runs deep, with millions of Americans identifying themselves as having either English,
Scottish, Welsh or Scotch-Irish ancestry. Given these close ties, we thought it would
be fun to compare these two powerful nations, in this episode of The Infographics Show,
the Average American vs. the Average Brit. Don’t forget to subscribe and click the
bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. First of all, we should explain what the United
Kingdom of Great Britain is, as it’s often an area of confusion. When we talk about the
UK, we are referring to The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which
is a sovereign state consisting of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The average Brit we are discussing today is someone from the UK. In terms of ancestral relations, according
to a Census Bureau American Community Survey, nearly 27,000,000 (26,923,091) people identified
as being part English; over 5.5 million (5,706,263) said Scottish, about 5 million (5,102,858)
said Scotch-Irish and nearly 2 million (1,888,383) said Welsh. Although Irish- and German-Americans
make-up larger portions of the U.S. public, it’s thought there are a lot more Americans
that have Brit-blood flowing through their veins but no longer consider themselves being
anything other than a full-blooded American. With this in mind, we’ll start with some
comparisons of a physical nature. The average Brit stands just a fraction taller
than the average American, with the BBC lately reporting that the average man in the UK is
now 5 feet 10 inches (178cm) and the average woman is 5 feet 5 inches (164cm). American
men average 5 feet 9 ½ inches (175.7cm) and American women 5 feet 3 ½ inches (161.8 cm).
Both countries are considered to be not so well proportioned when compared to other more
developed nations, with a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
stating that the USA is in 18th place on the world’s most obese nations list. Only Egypt
was the other populous nation in the top twenty countries, which was filled mostly by countries
in the South Pacific. The UK, however, might also need to get in shape, with reports stating
that obesity is a “national tragedy” and that by 2025 the UK will be the fattest country
in Europe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest report,
the average American male is now 195.7 pounds (88kgs) and the average woman is 168.5 pounds
(76kgs). The average British man is 186.2 pounds (84.3kgs) and the average woman is
154 pounds (69.8kgs). Does the fact both countries are perhaps on
the heavy side influence life expectancy? American men on average will live to 77.11
years and American women 81.94. Citizens of the United Kingdom can expect to clock-out
at a similar age on average, with male life expectancy standing at 79.1 and female life
expectancy 82.8. The median age, meaning half the country is older and half the country
younger, is 37.8 in the USA for men and women and right on 40 in the UK. Which country is making more babies at the
moment? Current statistics state that the U.S. and UK are similar here, with births
per woman in America averaging 1.84 and in the UK 1.9. Marriage rates have decreased
in many developed nations over the last few decades. According to the CDC, in 2015, 6.8
people per 1,000 of the total population tied the knot in the USA, while in the UK that
number was 4.5 per 1,000. Around 42 percent of UK marriages end in divorce, with almost
half of US marriages ending the same way. On that sobering note, we’ll take a look
at money matters. In terms of industry, both nations are considered champions of the world,
but according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the USA citizen grosses
a higher salary than the average UK person. The average gross salary in the USA was the
fifth highest in the world at $4,893 per month, while the UK sat in 14th place on the list
with an average of $3,461 per month. In terms of cost of living, Americans might need the
few extra dollars, with one report putting the USA in 18th place in the world on a cost
of living index, and the UK in 29th place. We must also note that cost of living and
wages can change dramatically from city to city. If we take a look at the Economist’s
Big Mac Index, we find that the cost of a Big Mac in the US is $5.06, while the Brits
only pay $3.73. At the same time, the index shows someone in London has to work on average
one minute longer than someone in New York to buy the same burger. At the high-end of the earnings scale, the
U.S. is home to the richest man on the planet, Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, whose fortune
amounts to around $87 billion. The richest person in the UK is actually listed as two
brothers, who are part of the Hinduja family. Their net worth is around $16.9 billion, according
to Forbes. In total, there are 134 billionaires based in the UK, according to the Sunday Times,
while the USA has the most billionaires in the world at 565. What do Americans and Brits get for all their
hard work? Well, the Brits don’t work as hard according to one study that divided “the
total number of hours actually worked by the average number of people in employment per
year.” The USA was 16th on the list at 34.40 hours per week and the UK was 24th on the
list at 32.25 hours per week. The Brits also get more time off, with workers by law given
5.6 weeks of paid vacation time per year. In the U.S there is no such law, and paid
time off is an agreement made between the employer and the employee. The average paid
days off in the U.S. is said to be about 10 days, with that number increasing with the
number of years in a certain job. The UK has less public holidays, though, at 8 days, with
the U.S. enjoying 10 national public holidays. Americans may work harder, but they also seem
to be getting more for their buck. While the British public have been dealing with drastically
increasing property prices, they also live in very small abodes. Studies have found that
Britain’s houses on average are some of the smallest in Europe at around 818 sq ft
(76 square meters). American citizens on average can enjoy much larger living areas with the
average house size being around 2,160 sq feet (201 square meters). The U.S. also has more
in terms of vehicle ownership. America is third on the list of number of vehicles owned
per 1,000 people, at 797 – excluding motorcycles and anything else on two wheels. The UK lies
in 34th place on the same list with 519 vehicles per 1,000 people. Rising property prices, expensive cars, what
does this mean in terms of borrowing money? Household debt statistics, which is measured
by all money owed to financial institutions whether it be for a house or a BMW, has both
the UK and US in the top 10 ten countries of the world. For 2016 the UK was in 6th place
on the household debt list and the U.S. not far behind in 7th place.
UK citizens looking for a higher education and a good start in life might also have to
take on a lot of debt before they actually embark on a career. While much of Europe enjoys
a free or low-cost higher education, England is now said to be the most expensive place
in the world to get a college degree. The latest reports state UK nationals attending
an English university can expect annual tuition to be $11,715, compared to the $9,410 Americans
pay on average per year. On average, the class of 2016 in the USA owed around $37,172 in
loans, while students graduating from a university in England could expect to owe as much as
something in the region of $40-55,000. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have cheaper
university tuition fees, or no tuition fee for Scottish people studying in Scotland.
Students may still have to borrow to study, though, with a recent report by the Student
Loans Company stating the average student debt in Northern Ireland and Scotland was
around $26,000 and $15,000 respectively. The Welsh have part of their tuition fees paid
for by the Welsh government, but students still rack-up debts on average of around $24,000. UK citizens may take some comfort in matters
of healthcare, with most costs covered by Britain’s National Health Service. Americans
are not so fortunate, with an article in The Atlantic this year stating that more than
a quarter of Americans said that someone in their household was struggling to pay off
crushing medical debts. With that, we come to the end of today’s
show. Head on over to the comments to let us know which country you’d rather live
in, and why! And if you liked this video, be sure to check out our other video called
Americans vs Europeans! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t forget to like, share,
and subscribe. See you next time!

100 thoughts on “Average American vs Average British Person – How Do They Compare? – People Comparison

  1. Americans are immature and ignorant compared to Brits. Brits have a much more civil society. Americans have more freedom but less sophistication.

  2. He said we were one of the most allied countries in the world I’m looking at the comments that are talking trash about Britain or the USA

  3. Average income is a terrible way to measure income There are hundreds of billionaires skewing that number. The MEDIAN American income is only $31,099 (as of 2016).

  4. Houses are smaller in the UK because there is less land to build on, which, in turn, increases the value of available land. Construction firms and local government will therefore, make homes smaller to fit as many as they can into a small, more affordable piece of land, yet the buyer still pays a fortune. It’s all to do with supply and demand. Some of the older British homes are a lot bigger than their modern contenders

  5. And how much would that Big Mac be in pounds, may I ask? Some of us would very much appreciate it if you used both units.

  6. I’m British well 70% according to my 🧬 DNA .
    I fear guns so I’d rather live in Uk 🇬🇧.
    Would love bigger houses though .
    I get confused how to spell sometimes as the Americans spelling seems to dominate my iPhone 📱.

  7. If you are going to pay over 55000 for a Uni education in UK, how is that justifiable? Americans usually dont like owing on a loan for over 15 years of their life because it obviously gets in the way of paying for other services that enhance quality of life. Just curious if anyone paid that much or more, why are these fees set that high?

  8. we gave the world invention, sophistication, culture a little bit more than the hot dog, know what i mine.

  9. 4:11 idk when the video was made but Jeff bezos is the richest man in the world he owns Amazon and his net worth is around 257,000,000,000us dollars

  10. It's hard to average out the UK… England, Scotland, Wales and northern Ireland… all are very different from one another… both is speaking and traditions, mannerisms etc

  11. America may have bigger houses, but are they proudly represented by David Bowie, Queen, the Beatles etc

  12. average american:

    english-oh so how are you english?

    americans-oh well my great great great great grandfathers best friend knew someone who was half english.

  13. I’m really late but it really annoys me when they say Northern Ireland it’s as if they are saying ‘I-er-land’

  14. Funny how Americans think England is the UK Haha ask an American where Edinburgh or Glasgow is they will answer it's over in England lol idiots

  15. America

    – racist president

    – discrimination on everyone who’s not white

    – obesity

    England 🇬🇧

    – free health care

    – smart leaders

    Proud to be British no offense but it must be kinda embarrassing to be American 🤭

  16. I'm from bulgaria and idk i felt less discriminated in USA ,i mean in England i get to see everyday how most people from other countries are being treated like an aliens… and now ill be discriminated for saying im being discriminated Xd

  17. It's easier in America than in the uk for living, like half of people either in council houses, estates and ghettos

  18. Great video. I just barely discovered this. I saw the comments and I don't know why the English dislike us. Some may consider America trash but some should know that people outside America would do anything to live the American Dream. The comments are triggering and are not funny at all. I have friends from Oaxaca and Mexico and Central America that had no money at all in their own countries and many lived a poor life living under a very small house or no home at all. Our houses could be made from wood but people from Mexico and Central America or Africa or India would appreciate a home made of wood. I'm sorry if I said something wrong but it's not kind to consider America trash. I love you all very much anyway.♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  19. Well, reading the comments, I feel very alone that I live in America, because obviously, EVERYBODY IS BRITISH. XD

    No hate though british people are cool. XD

  20. I just cant believe that the US is the only westernised country without universal heath care. And even countries like Botswana have universal healthcare.

  21. You leave out the fact that the reason that they could take 5 weeks vacations is because the 🇺🇸 usa rebuilt all of Europe from the1940s while allowing certain places at 🏡 to be destroyed

  22. property in the south costs a lot flats in London could go for a million pounds. Suburban houses in the US are surely cheaper than that property in the north of Britain is cheaper tho

  23. Britain beats America hands down in every way.
    Just take a look at the American working week… 48 hours or more, next to no paid holiday and forget family time.

    In the UK we work an average 37 hours and have around 5 to 6 weeks holiday plus 8 bank holidays.

    This alone, this precious time to spend with friends and family makes the UK much better than the US.


  24. As updated version for heights,
    Average UK woman is 5’3
    Average USA woman is 5’4

    Average UK man is 5’9
    Average USA man is 5’9

    I don’t know about the weight,
    But thats prob changed to, since this was 2 years ago.

  25. Coming from the UK I personally think that the American "sideworks" cough pavements cough and roads are confusing how do they work

  26. In fact, studying isn't free. You get 1 free university degree, you have to pay around 3-7 thousand for one extra degree

  27. Americans dont work HARDER they just have more work time

    Edit: Even more a lot of ppl in my community have long time jobs up to 40 to possibly on a busy week 50 hours a week

  28. Yea my cousin bought a house much bigger than mine for half the price of my house in the UK, so the housing thing is a valid point.

  29. Loool imagine an American going on holiday to London expecting it to be all posh and that and then ending up getting into a fight with a Peckham roadman🤣💀

  30. Why did they leave out the medical cost part.
    U.K. it’s Zero for everything pretty much, America it’s bankruptcy.

  31. i'm like 8 seconds in and this guy is already and IDIOT "the united kingdom of great britain" THEYRE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS!! i cant even

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