18 Cultural Differences Between the USA and EUROPE

  • Published on Dec 12, 2017
  • WHAT?! You have to pay to use public toilets, and to drink water in Europe?! And cigarettes are fashionable?
    It's about time someone addresses the cultural differences between the USA and Europe!
    I just finished a 6 week Eurotrip -- which means I've now spent more than 1 year of my life in Europe, and visited every single country on the continent (yes, all 45 countries!)
    While many things are similar about American and European culture, there are plenty of little (and BIG) differences that I'd like to bring to your attention in this video!
    It took me 6 weeks of compiling this footage, writing this script, and editing this video... so I hope you like it! And if you enjoy, please share with your friends :)
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Comments • 11 740

  • Khairul Azmi Bajuri
    Khairul Azmi Bajuri 5 hours ago

    Could you make a video/tour about "How to get HALAL food in Europe".
    - Thanks -

  • Michael Z Forest
    Michael Z Forest 7 hours ago

    when you pay for pee in France its called '' madame pipi '' haha

  • Jacob Fernandez
    Jacob Fernandez 16 hours ago +1

    As an Indian I find it very dirty that American toilets don't hav showers and they only use toilet paper 🤢

  • Cloud _G1rl
    Cloud _G1rl 19 hours ago

    We call it football of the in eroup get it straight america ur wrong

  • Erisi Csgo
    Erisi Csgo Day ago

    i really wana know on what fucking country did they serve you ketchup on glass

  • Alfred Vinci
    Alfred Vinci Day ago

    Europe where what an idiotic piece. Europe still made up of many different nations and most of them still don’t like each other

  • Amēlija Roziņa

    You did miss One thing we have wierd foods

  • Y379HMY Productions

    Public transport in the UK is overpriced, constantly delayed or cancelled and everything is privatised meaning stupid fares

  • Milorad Krusica
    Milorad Krusica 2 days ago

    You talked just about France and Germany fuck thats not europe

  • Natasha Stark
    Natasha Stark 2 days ago

    ma questo dove cazzo è andato, ma sono tutte puttanatelmao

  • Bleeech
    Bleeech 2 days ago

    in Americaa you don’t like Strangers and feel understand Abel in Soviet Russia Strangers. Run away from uuu

  • Maverick
    Maverick 2 days ago +1

    One Major Difference: Gun Laws are very strict in Europe compare to the U.S.A. which makes it almost impossible to buy a gun in a store.

  • Yannis Koutrolos
    Yannis Koutrolos 2 days ago

    What is soccer? I thought it is called FOOTBALL

  • James Hill
    James Hill 2 days ago

    In the UK people usually try to stop you from smoking by putting smoking kills on them.

  • happy puppy
    happy puppy 2 days ago

    This video should be called USA vs. The Developed Countries in Europe

  • seeks
    seeks 2 days ago

    In Europe there are No 9 year olds that have a gun

  • Unexpected Theory
    Unexpected Theory 2 days ago

    2:13 my head in exams

  • Mohamed Azzouzi
    Mohamed Azzouzi 2 days ago

    I speak English, French, Dutch and German

  • BDGaming!
    BDGaming! 2 days ago +1

    I am from the netherlands and this video is weird

  • 100 sub. no video
    100 sub. no video 2 days ago

    Le mignotye

  • Ruben Hayk
    Ruben Hayk 2 days ago

    still water, like from the toilet

  • Fish_Bish -_-
    Fish_Bish -_- 3 days ago +1

    I like how the USA is being compared to Eorope like there on the same level

  • Mr. Primet
    Mr. Primet 3 days ago

    Bro youre still in the cold war

  • Shook Mercy
    Shook Mercy 4 days ago

    Lots of these are mainly just for tourists and are tourist traps I can assure you (the think about water and ketchup mainly)

  • Asmarino Entertainment

    You mess one ☝️Germany have free University 😉

  • popsballoon Hu
    popsballoon Hu 4 days ago

    how' bout American techars?

  • popsballoon Hu
    popsballoon Hu 4 days ago

    Some Canadian can speak 6 languages.

  • popsballoon Hu
    popsballoon Hu 4 days ago

    Did you know that New York City was established in 1624?

  • Bingo Blango
    Bingo Blango 4 days ago +4

    The differences?
    Europe knows what there doing.
    We do not.

  • filip Kostovski
    filip Kostovski 4 days ago

    Even tho in Europe there are many cultures the continent still keeps on going well

  • jason williams
    jason williams 4 days ago

    There is history in the USA prior to the 17th century its just not European history.

  • Shxdey
    Shxdey 4 days ago

    most of them arent true where i live

  • Mateusz Kuberski
    Mateusz Kuberski 4 days ago

    FOOTBALL, NOT SOCCER.. omg *** americans

  • berking1234
    berking1234 5 days ago

    Thank you for the video.

    Please don't take it personal. I lived in every part of the world. , I concluded that the most advanced north american city is less civilized and more moronic than an average European village. The reason is mentality.

    Good luck.
    Sorry, the most special of all, CANADA SUCKS! I hope and Astroid hits it. My sincere prayer and expectation.

    and US is trying really hard to suck like Canada. But no place can suck worse than Canada. Total crap., boring failed state.

  • Kevin Craziness
    Kevin Craziness 5 days ago

    Europeans are not racist

  • Curtis Hughes
    Curtis Hughes 5 days ago

    Hey In the UK we yous £

  • Saul Luis
    Saul Luis 5 days ago

    most of these don't really apply to the U.K. to be honest

  • Esala Lomani
    Esala Lomani 5 days ago +1

    Europeans: Leisure

    Drew Binsky: Leeesure

  • crazy potato
    crazy potato 5 days ago

    Puts an old map of the European Jewnion in the thumbnail instead of putting a map of Europe

  • Hanna van der Waal
    Hanna van der Waal 5 days ago

    We have: 2 weeks of spring vacation, one-two weeks of Christmas vacation, 6-7-8 weeks of summer vacation, and a late spring..? Vacation of 1-2 weeks! You say two weeks is generous🤯🤯 I didn’t know that. Poor Americans.

  • Amko Grey
    Amko Grey 5 days ago

    How college is basically free and violence is minimal

  • otw.oliver
    otw.oliver 5 days ago

    Bruh turning in bottles for cash is a Norwegian invention

  • Phi Phi
    Phi Phi 5 days ago

    0:12 why does it sound like despacito

  • Er00R Zderac
    Er00R Zderac 6 days ago

    Like no balkan counzries on thumbnail

  • Er00R Zderac
    Er00R Zderac 6 days ago

    On thumnail where Serbia, Bosna...

  • Dino_Juju
    Dino_Juju 6 days ago

    1:30 not in Germany

  • zaim abdrrahm
    zaim abdrrahm 6 days ago

    It is a wonderful city and a beautiful culture

  • FNAF XD Girl
    FNAF XD Girl 6 days ago

    Im american and european this year we are going to the philippines for 3 weeks!

  • Snickers Kid
    Snickers Kid 6 days ago

    Drew Binsky: ThEy ArE sImIlAr In PoPuLaTiOn
    Europe population: 741 million
    US population: 327 million
    Me: But... That's over twice the size

  • No Content
    No Content 6 days ago

    Dođi u Bosnu da vidis sto je cisto

  • edwin paquay
    edwin paquay 6 days ago

    Smokking isnt cool

  • Imke Schaafsma
    Imke Schaafsma 6 days ago +2

    If your in the middelschool in the Netherlands you got 8 weeks free in the holidays.
    Sorry for my english😂

    • Marit Tas
      Marit Tas 6 days ago

      8 weken???? bedoel je de zomervakantie of alles in totaal? want de zomevakantie is 6 weken en in totaal is het echt wel meer dan 8 weken over het jaar xD

  • TheNippleTwist
    TheNippleTwist 7 days ago

    well uh also have to pay 25ct more for a plastic bottle and 8ct for glass

  • Things with ANDREW
    Things with ANDREW 7 days ago

    It’s a continent not a country. Stop comparing a country to a continent

  • Happyboy 44
    Happyboy 44 7 days ago +1

    Europe is my life 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

  • Battlefront Quickscoper

    In Italy students get 16 weeks of holidays

  • Esther Vecerova
    Esther Vecerova 7 days ago

    Europeans don't speak offensive words like "What the f*ck?"

  • Josefine Mortensen
    Josefine Mortensen 7 days ago

    0:32 not in Denmark

  • Errin Jones
    Errin Jones 8 days ago

    I travelled to Europe for a little over a month and the paying to use public restrooms is what shocked me the most. I mean you can't even go to McDonald's without paying 50 cents.
    Also, there is no such thing as a pancake french toast sunnyside up egg and bacon breakfast. The don't have maple syrup and their pancakes are actually crepes. They eat pastries and croissants for breakfast, Nutella muffins is another big one!! They don't know what hashbrowns are so if you go to Mcdonalds for breakfast don't expect to get a dollar hashbrown and hotcakes because you won't!! You can get freshly squeezed juice made right in front of you just about anywhere and freshly squeezed orange juice literally everywhere in Portugal.
    They are generally not friendly people, they will cut you in line and do not expect a sorry or excuse me if you are bumped in to. If you go out to eat don't expect the service that you get in America because it is completely different. Nearly every time I went out to eat I had to ask to be seated, ask for my check, find the waitress and ask for more of whatever I needed.
    They will run you over!! Even if there are lines that say you can walk and they must stop. This is not followed so beware!!

  • ElectroIsMyReligion
    ElectroIsMyReligion 8 days ago +3

    The US and Europe are definitely not similar in population at all, in fact, twice as many people live in Europe compared to the US. Why would you even say that before researching the subject? Jeez...

    • Trz
      Trz 6 days ago

      ElectroIsMyReligion Calm down my brother everything‘s alright

    • ElectroIsMyReligion
      ElectroIsMyReligion 6 days ago

      @Trz "Worth critizing" ?? Come on get real just for once. So in your opinion it's totally fair to spew out lies without being corrected? Especially since he's a public figure and youtuber.. he should've known better, and you know it as well. Once again, I corrected his comparison population wise between the US and Europe at that was somehow in your point of view over the line. How in any way is that over analyzing? Pointing out the errors he made.. you don't make any sense dude..

    • Trz
      Trz 6 days ago

      ElectroIsMyReligion my point is simply that your critizing things which are not worth criticizing. You‘re the one over analyzing dude

    • ElectroIsMyReligion
      ElectroIsMyReligion 6 days ago

      @Trz Yet again, I fail to see your point. Listen, I don't think you understand the basis of my criticism. Once again, It's just simply about him not getting his facts right - and doing a half assed job to be frank. Seriously, for the last time, don't over analyze my comment - and don't put words in my mouth.
      My point was neither about politics nor religion or whatever you might say . It's just about correcting his mistakes and if that makes me come off as "insulted" well then be it - and besides what makes you the judge of what is considered insulting or demeaning? Speak for yourself brother, you might be nonchalant about his false assumptions but I'm not. I only pointed out the obvious errors of is so called "facts". Is that so hard for you to understand?

    • Trz
      Trz 6 days ago

      ElectroIsMyReligion Yes but it isn‘t insulting or demeaning or something. He doesn’t discuss politics or religion or other risky topics.

  • Nugget of Truth - Eric King

    Thanks for this. Very interesting.

  • Cornetmur 04
    Cornetmur 04 8 days ago

    The first one is false. May be it is true in rich restaurant, but surely not everywhere.

  • Ruth K
    Ruth K 8 days ago +1

    cultures are completely different in european countries lol, ireland is nothing alike Latvia for example lol

    • Things with ANDREW
      Things with ANDREW 7 days ago

      Ruth K but he did say that this might not count for ever country

  • Don’t-hate- Appreciate

    Send this to trump lmao 😂

  • MB LITCh
    MB LITCh 9 days ago

    My mom’s a teacher in the US. She gets about 3-5 vacation days. Having six weeks off sounds incredible.

  • Flossy MC
    Flossy MC 9 days ago

    Where are my Brits who did D.A.R.E in Primary School? 😂

  • Amit Sharma
    Amit Sharma 9 days ago

    Another difference... Americans use credit cards for every single thing. Europeans use Debit cards or cash payments. Europeans just feel uncomfortable paying something if they cannot afford it.

  • minci82
    minci82 9 days ago

    Civilized people simple is that.

  • Saad Ali
    Saad Ali 9 days ago +1

    Europe and USA are similar
    according to the people of Asia

  • eikuulusulle
    eikuulusulle 9 days ago +2

    In finland usually you get water for free or for 20 cents in restaurants. And for the empty bottles finland have the same thing as Germany

  • Talia P
    Talia P 9 days ago

    Yes you did

  • Winston Bonbeck
    Winston Bonbeck 10 days ago +1

    Damn this video is inaccurate

  • Abrish Feroz
    Abrish Feroz 10 days ago

    The culture of Subcontinent is very cool

  • Account
    Account 10 days ago

    Europeans don't care for the sports? Just compare our basketball game and yours. You can feel the passion in ours game and your are with waving flags and yelling DeFeNcE

  • Account
    Account 10 days ago

    Title should be West Europe...

  • Hyakki
    Hyakki 10 days ago

    And sports are big events in america isnt but in europe they love to watch soccer and basketball

  • Hyakki
    Hyakki 10 days ago

    Its in europen union no in whole europe

  • kk ko
    kk ko 10 days ago

    Not all these facts apply to countries in Europe

  • eliteftn
    eliteftn 10 days ago

    In russian he said this beer is very yummy wtf lolz

  • Josef Krejčí
    Josef Krejčí 10 days ago

    Europe is better

  • Peet
    Peet 11 days ago +2

    Similar in population ? Don't think so, Europe has twice the US population.
    Standard of living ? 20% of Americans live in poverty.
    Sports not such a big event in Europe ? Please name one country which fits that bill.
    Smoking is not considered cool, but a personal choice.

  • Mohamad Sallehin
    Mohamad Sallehin 11 days ago

    Europe have no Trump

  • Giedre
    Giedre 11 days ago +3

    I am European. And yes I agree with all of this. And yes- smaller portion sizes indeed.
    Dont forget: student loans, health care, generally more mature people.

  • Madelen Carlberg
    Madelen Carlberg 11 days ago

    In Amsterdam there is a hotel called Anna Frank she is a jewish girl that whent to a Cosentration camp you should go there

  • juscurious
    juscurious 11 days ago

    Not a bad video. I've traveled in Europe extensively. But I take issue with one minor thing. Europeans love the outdoors. That's not a difference between Europeans and Americans. Americans love the outdoors as well.

  • Sergej pro gamer
    Sergej pro gamer 11 days ago

    You have to visit Serbian

  • Anriz
    Anriz 11 days ago +2


  • Alen Grm
    Alen Grm 11 days ago +11

    The map of the EU is wrong .... Where are the countries that joined in 2004 and the Scandinavian countries🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺

    • happy puppy
      happy puppy 2 days ago

      Or Romania and Bulgaria??? We are not on his map

  • toxicjoker 666
    toxicjoker 666 12 days ago +4

    People choose to complain rather than enjoy the video. I live in europe and it's basically it.

  • puyallup
    puyallup 12 days ago +46

    "These are generalizations that may not exist in every country."


  • _gxigx_
    _gxigx_ 12 days ago +2

    It depends where you live in Europe, non just by the country but all so by the region and the city you live in, so basically all you said is really generic

  • Roblox Soviet Union
    Roblox Soviet Union 12 days ago

    England doesn’t use euro

  • - ̗̀neogguk
    - ̗̀neogguk 13 days ago +1

    I'm European and I literally have no idea what you're talking about-

  • Nguyễn Quang Sơn
    Nguyễn Quang Sơn 13 days ago

    It seems like 18 better things

  • TuanVN 2007
    TuanVN 2007 13 days ago

    Pivo je velmi dobré XD

  • skunkymonkey13
    skunkymonkey13 14 days ago

    Had to shake my head at some of these🙄

  • Martin Bruhn
    Martin Bruhn 14 days ago

    The map of the EU you are using is based on the year 1989. Since then for example, Germany has reunified.

  • FreZounet
    FreZounet 15 days ago

    In france, the water is free in the restaurant ! just need to ask ! :)

  • The Theodros Show
    The Theodros Show 15 days ago

    Europeans travel more too

  • luka kuxa
    luka kuxa 15 days ago

    It's free to pee, they just make tourists pay😂