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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 12 months ago

the standard of living in Europe is much less than that in the USA? true or how compared? why?

talking about not living in an apartment, and living in a nice home, with a actual yard or "garden" (as English like to call them)....?

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  • 11 months ago
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    European cities often have much higher populations densities, increasing property costs. But you can't just compare Europe to America straight across the board, because in America, property costs can vary significantly depending on where you live. For example, Manhattan and San Francisco have much higher property costs than pretty much anywhere in the US, and also other major European cities on average.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The standard of living is Higher in the UK and Europe we don't use and waste as Much food

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Actually no way. Standard of living  in Europe ranges from countries like Norway, Luxembourg and Switzerland (some of the richest countries worldwide) to very poor countries like Kosovo, Albania and Moldova. It is even more extreme than comparing the poorest areas of Washington DC and Mississippi with the richest neighborhoods in the US.

    Therefore, such a comparison would not make any sense.

  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

     Standard of living is not measured by home ownership or apartment living. If you are using home ownership as your standard then the people who live in Manhattan must have the lowest standard of living in the entire USA.   You need to use things like wages, medicare, job security, transportation, etc. as your criteria. 

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  • david
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    12 months ago

    Yes, the std of living in Europe is better than the std of living in the US.  Most of the European countries have universal healthcare.  Being able to get healthcare without worrying about going bankrupt makes life better.  The average pay for WORKERS in Europe is higher than the average pay for workers in the US.  ===  CEO's make a ton more in the US .. they are greedy and pay workers less so there is more for them.  This also makes life for workers better in Europe.  GDP may be higher in the US, but most of the profit goes to the people at the top, not to workers.

    Source(s): workers
  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    GDP per capita PPP of Europe is roughly half that of the US. Which means you make about half the money for the same job. 

    Taxes in Europe are also much, much higher. For example, France has a tax rate of 49% and a 20% Vat tax. A $9000 income pays taxes in France The US by comparison has a 37% max rate, no Vat tax and it would take an income over 30,000 to have any tax obligation 

    Real estate prices in Europe are insane. A house that would go for $100k in the US would be well over a half million in England. 

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    You do know that there are actual statistics for this, right???? Instead of asking a bunch of opinionated people on the internet, you can go to reputable sites and see exactly what the standard of living is in each country, the average square foot per person as far as housing, wealth per capita, etc.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    western europe is much richer and decadent than most of the usa (except right now with the virus) 

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    More space. That’s about it. 

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Bull shìt.  America might have a higher GDP per capita, but people in Europe have 10 times more happiness than Americans.  America is the worst industrialized nation to live in.

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