America vs. Australia
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I’ve lived in both America and Australia, but am actually British. This means I am pretty well placed to provide an objective, unbiased view of life in both countries. This is just a quick, shortlist of some things to compare.. although, there are thousands of topics I could compare and discuss!
Australia easily wins in terms of nutritious food; the overall vibe is healthy, and there’s an abundance of fresh fruit, so it’s possible to make better choices without thinking too hard about it.
In America, there’s a fast food outlet – from burgers to tacos – on practically every street corner; you have to make a conscious decision to eat healthily on a daily basis. Portion sizes are a lot bigger too, meaning people generally eat more - even candy is regularly purchased in super-size! (By the way, you can buy Tim Tams in U.S. Target stores – woohoo!)
The U.S. is the place to pick up a bargain! I regularly hit thrift stores, outlet stores and other various discount stores when I lived there – the U.S. is crawling with them so definitely save your shopping dollars for this country!
There is a lot less choice in Australia, where the cheapest stores include Cotton On and H&M.
Is this a joke? Australia wins hands down with over 10,000 beaches and some of the longest stretches of sand-covered coastline in the world. Beaches in Oz are clean and well-kept, and there aren’t many beaches in the world that have such beautiful, azure blue water.
The beaches in New Jersey, the state I resided in, are less than impressive - you even have to pay to lie on the beach on your towel. I mean, what are you paying for? The water is FREEZING too. Even Miami Beach and other Florida beaches didn’t meet expectations.
Oh gosh, America! Those of you in the rest of the world have probably experienced searching online for a show that’s already aired in America and isn’t available on your TV screens. Americans enjoy an abundance of TV shows and channels to suit all tastes and interests, and I would regularly record shows to watch in my free time. Netflix is far better over there too.
It’s fair to say that both countries have their pros and cons – you just need to deal with the differences and look for the positives.