Where is it better to live, UK or USA?

“England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small.” – Mitt Romney

When it comes to housing, which country is best, the UK or the USA?

Here is a completely scientific and in no way impressionistic answer.

1. The number of people who own their own home is on the decline in both the USA and the UK

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Verdict: Draw

2. Far more Americans than Brits sleep rough

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Verdict: UK wins

3. Partly because there is so much more public housing in the UK than the USA

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Verdict: UK wins (showing my bias)

4. Compared to average wages, houses in the UK aren’t anymore expensive than in the USA (on average)

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Verdict: Draw

5. But American homes are a lot larger than homes in the UK (Romney was right about something)

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Verdict: USA wins

Final score: UK wins 2:1. 

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One thought on “Where is it better to live, UK or USA?

  1. cute idea – you would think its a no-brainer, if you want space for a large house the USA is obvious, if you want a socially responsible society that provides housing the Uk should come out ahead, except these days that isnt always the case either way!

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