American Living In UK Lists All Reasons Why 'It’s Better' | 22 Words

The differences between life in the USA and the UK are pretty well documented - but one man's viral list of all the reasons the UK is better has sparked a new discussion this week ...

Now, the UK and the US have a lot in common.

We both speak English, we both fought in the Revolutionary War (on different sides, though), and we both have royalty. (They have the Queen, we have Beyoncé).

But for all our similarities and our famous allyship, the truth is ever since we split in 1783, our countries have made a lot of changes.

And we really aren't as similar as you might think.

There are many things the USA finds confusing about the UK.

... Lots of stuff, in fact.

And of course, it's not just people from the US who are surprised.

The UK finds the USA confusing, too.

People who aren't from the UK are also often surprised by the things they encounter when they visit for the first time.

And one man has gone viral this week with his list of comparisons ...

Imgur user Chimichanga007 spent a couple of years working in the UK.

And his observations were pretty shocking!


"Public right of way walking paths all over the place."


"Tons of paid holiday at every job."


"Free ATMs everywhere. Banks aren't making loot preying on the poor with fees like USA."


"10 dollar prescription drugs."


"OTC [over the counter] drugs way cheaper."


"Modern and plentiful public transit."


"Less expensive and better quality fresh veg and meat."


"Cops that seem like servants not lunatic power trippers."


"Workers take their breaks religiously."


"Went to the ER and I got emotional because they treated me like a human being and I wouldn't go into debt. (Getting emotional makes them embarrassed though [sic] so don't recommend)."


"Feeling that's hard to explain but imagine you know that everyone you know, your neighbors, random strangers, kids, moms, grannys, everyone you see everyday is covered and can go free to a doctor or ER [emergency room], taking care of each other."

"I miss you UK and I am coming back when this is all over! I know EU gives you s*** but you're my happy place and have a lot of compassion in your society!"

"Tl; dr: If you're not obscenely rich, UK is like a utopia compared to USA. Sorry not sorry."

So, there you have it. What do you think?