Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, March 20, 2006

America's big home

Remember the old definition of "good life" ? Which goes something like: " Japanese wife, French chef, English garden, America (big) home".
Below are average sizes of new homes built in various developed countries:
United States - 2,349 Sq. feet
Canada - 1,800
New Zealand - 1,900
Australia - 2,200
U.K. - 815
Ireland - 930
Japan - 1,000
The average American home swelled from 983 square feet in 1950, to 2,349 square feet in 2004 -- a 240% increase. Yet the American household shrank by 18% between 1970 and 2003, from 3.14 people to 2.57, on average.

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Blogger akumei said...

Mind-boggling blog .

Why the Americans need so huge houses ?

In a future post , give the agerage size of an American. Let's see if there is a real need of such real estate !

3:43 AM

 

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