Two of the closest allies in the world today are the United States
and the United Kingdom of Great Britain,
with both countries considering their bilateral partnership to
be the strongest of bonds.
The British-Americanbloodline runs deep, with millions of Americans
identifying themselves as having either
English, Scottish, Welsh or Scotch-Irish ancestry
是英格兰人 苏格兰人 威尔士人 或是苏格兰-爱尔兰人
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.
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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 million(26,923,091) people identified as being part English;
约2700万(26, 923, 091)人 被确认是英国人
over 5.5 million (5,706,263) said Scottish,
超过550万人(5, 706, 263)是苏格兰人
about 5 million (5,102,858) said Scotch-Irish
约500万(5, 102, 858)人是苏格兰-爱尔兰人
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 propotioned
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,
年龄的中位数 指一国人口半数超过该年龄 半数低于此年龄
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.A. 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 2015s,
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 a 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,
same of 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.
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,
英国的公共假期更少 不过 8天
with the U.S. enjoying 10 national public holidays.
Americans may work harder,
but they also seem to be getting more for their buck.
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.
latest reports state UK nationals attending an Englis
h 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 tuitio n 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 stdent debt
in Northern Ireland abd Scotland
was arount $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.
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Two of the closest allies in the world today are the United States