10 Real Differences Between America And Europe Will Open Your Eyes

We are not saying that one nation is better than the other, but when it comes to differences, Europe and America are a world apart. Wanna know what kinds of differences? Click through to find out the answer.

1. Nudity is viewed quite differently in these two nations.

If you’re Gung-ho about nudity, then Europe would be a better choice, because it is far more chillaxed about the whole thing. Europeans cater to nudists in several beaches. They also show women topless on TV on a regular basis without censorship.

2. Nudity is far more restrictive in America than Europe.

There is zero tolerance for women going topless unless they’re flashing their boobs during Mardi Gras. It’s so restrictive that some women are even ashamed of public breastfeeding.

3. People in Europe can live a few years longer.

The life expectancy for Europeans is over 80 years, which may have something to do with the fact that they don’t often serve XL or supersize anything on food or drink-related items. And of course, less stressful life also contributes to a longer lifespan.

4. In America, the average life expectancy rarely exceeds 79.3 years.

The truly enormous portions of food have resulted in obesity, and other health ailments have significantly compromised the American way of life. Not to mention the fact that there is a great deal more stress, especially in cities like New York.

5. Football and their coaches have a whole different meaning in both nations.

Football coaches in America often wear polo shirts and are plus sized. The teams often bulked up in helmets and padded gear, try to stop the other team from scoring a touchdown. While the coaches in Europe are skinner and often wear business suits. The players wear no gear and just kick around a ball in the hopes of making it past the goalie.

6. Both cultures have a different point of view when it comes to casual fashion.

Europeans hate to look sloppy. European women would never walk out without makeup on. On the contrary, Americans often go to the mall in baggy sweatpants, out of style jeans and sweatshirts.

7. Work hours vary significantly between Europe and the U.S.

In the States, the work week may go beyond the usual 40 hours a week to 50, 60 and beyond. Most Europeans, on the other hand, get to work less than 40 hours a week and enjoy more time with their families.

8. Europeans often get a better vacation package than Americans do.

Labor laws guarantee that Europeans get a minimum of 4 weeks vacation a year. While U. S. employees who are lucky enough to work for a company willing to provide them with paid vacation have to accrue vacation time first.

9. Lunch time at work is viewed differently by employers in both countries.

In the states, you might get anywhere from a half hour break to an hour break, but only if you work 8 hours a day. Plus, your boss might think you are slacking off if you eat at your desk. In Europe, you’re encouraged to leave your desk for an hour, sometimes more because they consider lunch the most important meal of the day.

10. Sports are neither a family affair or a buffet in Europe.

European men rarely invite their significant other or children to attend a soccer game. They also never eat during a game. In the states, kids are encouraged to go with their dads to the game, with the wife tagging along. They will also pig out on hot dogs and cheese fried while watching American sports.

11. Americans and Europeans simply don’t see eye to eye when it comes to food portions.

Americans can’t get enough of their XL fries, 5 stacker burgers, and XL Coke. When Europeans pack on the pounds, it’s often because they lead a more chillaxed lifestyle.

12. Television seems to be all anyone ever talks about in the States.

The only thing that most overworked Americans do after they get home is to watch TV, and then obsessively talk about TV shows when they go to work the next day. Europeans tend to focus less on TV shows, and don’t feel the need to make it the main topic of every single conversation.

13. It’s a lot easier to get around in Europe .

Europe has invested a great deal of money to ensure that their dense population could have a kickass mode of transportation.

14. The public transportation in the U. S. is certainly lagging behind Europe.

Not every city in the states has a mode of public transportation by train. In fact, most people in the U.S. rely on cars, which often lead to stress and congested highways.

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