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 • 6 523

  • SuperBeastBeats
    SuperBeastBeats Hour ago

    Plain and simple (for Americans): every part of Europe is different. I could complain about the petty theft, unemployment, and poverty, but in other parts they could have the same standard of living as us - like Germany and the United Kingdom (or on the rare occasion some countries will strike gold with our corporate taxes, and enjoy an even higher standard of living). The EU is not Europe, and the EU is nothing like the US and never will be - where all states are culturally, economically, and socially similar. e.g. the two cannot be compared. On Wisconsin doe.

  • zakfila
    zakfila 5 hours ago

    There is not map of Europe on the first picture... It even isn't map of European Union. :D

  • Zohur Uddin Ahmed
    Zohur Uddin Ahmed 6 hours ago

    Very informative...

  • Tilen Petek
    Tilen Petek 6 hours ago +1

    1. True but its 50 cents
    2. Not true...its mostly free
    3. True
    4. True...but almost everyone has a car
    5. Not true
    6. Theyre bigger then what youve shown...ketchup is mostly not free tho
    7. True...smoking is considered artistic and edgy
    8. Not everybody
    9. True
    10. True
    11. True
    12. True...small sinks are annoying
    13. Not in slovenia
    14. Not true
    15. Not true
    16. True
    17. Not so true
    18. Not parcticulary true

  • Nicole Hackl
    Nicole Hackl 7 hours ago

    Ugh, America should start with environmental Protection. Terrible. Things what are pretty normal, are 4 u special. But climate change doesn’t - Americans President. I am so ashamed, I never get the American Patriotism and all that crazy stuff in the USA. Ugh...

  • Jack Dennehy
    Jack Dennehy 7 hours ago

    I think the UK and US are more culturally more close, than the US with other european cultures

  • Cait Fitz
    Cait Fitz 8 hours ago

    So many people bitching in the comments talking about how their country is superior. Can’t we just all get along?!

  • EmoPanda663 ___
    EmoPanda663 ___ 9 hours ago


  • EmoPanda663 ___
    EmoPanda663 ___ 9 hours ago

    Love how you added the badgers in the video

  • Pasa mit r
    Pasa mit r 11 hours ago

    das bier ist ausgezeichnet

  • SWC
    SWC 11 hours ago

    Yeah, like you said even though I'm European, some of these seem alien

  • joseph stalin
    joseph stalin 12 hours ago

    in eastern eu you can buy alot types of beer and vodka trust me

  • Anna Penis
    Anna Penis 12 hours ago

    Well, as an european i couldnt guess what would be so interesting about our food portions lmao. Can sb pls explain it to me? I really dont get it sorry

  • Megan Coates
    Megan Coates 12 hours ago

    LOl im from Britain.THE STREETSARE DIRTY

  • Kambal Link
    Kambal Link 12 hours ago

    USA has a culture?

  • CyutiePlayz !
    CyutiePlayz ! 13 hours ago

    Well soo true! In Ukraine ( which is in Europe ) they serve a glass water bottle!

  • Balte forthnet kai tha me thimithite

    Bro come in grecce and see what pollution we have

  • balaamorg
    balaamorg 15 hours ago

    oh, and we do not have gunshot mass killing every day eather!

  • balaamorg
    balaamorg 15 hours ago

    In France we have 5 weeks of avacation a year. that's it.
    Except of course if you're a teacher.

  • Alle
    Alle 15 hours ago

    Stop generalizng europe

  • Peppa Pig
    Peppa Pig 17 hours ago

    Our summer break in Finland for 1-9th grade is about 10 weeks.

  • Peppa Pig
    Peppa Pig 17 hours ago

    In Finland, it costs 50 cents, if you want to pee or the number 2.

  • Zexus Gaming
    Zexus Gaming 18 hours ago

    They love to have wars

  • Rasmus Paulsen
    Rasmus Paulsen Day ago

    Drew have u been to denmark yet

    BuliARSENAL Day ago

    I think you dont know that Europe is not 1 country. Or maybe thats what your think

  • Minicooper 005
    Minicooper 005 Day ago

    1:39 no they are not

  • Minicooper 005
    Minicooper 005 Day ago

    1:16 are you death we love sports

  • Minicooper 005
    Minicooper 005 Day ago

    0:42 you literally ask can i get some tap water and boom free water. We know how are continent works


    usa fat people killers
    europe peaseful thats all

    i said €£ in eu


    i live in the uk the tollets are free

  • PorManeTZ
    PorManeTZ Day ago

    Won't it be better if Europe was one country?

  • Maddie Heard
    Maddie Heard Day ago

    smoking=cool lmao

  • What is this productions

    America is just the unwanted child of Europe

    • What is this productions
      What is this productions Day ago

      Napoleon literally just sold of a bunch of land to America
      Napoleon: alright do you want some land kid?
      George Washington: yeah so how much do you want for it like $5 million or some thing?
      Napoleon: no just have it we don’t want it and we aren’t giving it to Britain so just take it

  • What is this productions

    Sports aren’t big in Europe *caughes in European* we have our own World Cup and olympics boi.

  • Aleksss P
    Aleksss P Day ago

    Come to Bulgaria to see the real USA

  • Jag och min bror

    Summer vacation in Sweden is10 weeks

  • monkey with trumpet

    U missed...they cant drive(Before u say,,Ha Ha Ha fookin americanos cant drive hahahah"...Im a Europian too)

  • Kal
    Kal Day ago

    Lol this proves that America better. Paying for water? And the BATHROOM? thinking SMOKING is COOL? Fuck a europe

  • AnnA Lovett
    AnnA Lovett Day ago

    Obviously he hasn't been to Ireland 😂

  • - A N G E L -
    - A N G E L - Day ago

    If your getting water in a restaurant ask for tap water if u want free water

  • UnoWild
    UnoWild Day ago

    the Water and Ketchup cost references is only in heavy tourist areas since those could cost the restaurant a ton as apposed to outside those areas where both are free. :-) *anyone in spain can walk in and ask for water and be given it in a freshly washed glass, for free.

  • Ton tube
    Ton tube Day ago

    You are wrong

  • Ton tube
    Ton tube Day ago +1

    Your a lieur the water and the toilet is free

  • Mixon
    Mixon Day ago

    nothing you said about europe is right

  • Jennifer K
    Jennifer K Day ago

    Great job! Truthful, respectful, objective, both pros and cons. Nice.


    so innaccurate as to be pointless

  • Leaf blower Lamp

    breaking news scandinavia and east europe splitt and make the continant Drunk Drivers and Crazy Vikings

  • Massi Besti
    Massi Besti Day ago

    Did you go too iceland

  • Husky SM
    Husky SM Day ago

    The 25 Cent in germany concept works diffrent than you said: You buy a bottel normal price + 25 cents (called "Pfand" and it also can be 8 Cent or even more than 25) and you get them back when you return the bottel. It just has become normal if you buy grocerys that you go there with a bag of your old bottels. Nobody really cares about that thing. Its probably also cheaper for the companys recycling them instead of buying new.

  • Raven White
    Raven White Day ago

    You know there are so many other countries in Europe which you didn't mention in the video. Next time you say you visited all of them take a better look on the map. I'm sure you think Europe is represented only by countries like UK, France,Spain, Germany but last time I checked there were more countries in Europe than those 4.

  • Imcoming4you ! 2 2

    water is free in sweden

  • Rainbow _v2
    Rainbow _v2 Day ago


  • Itz Tylerz
    Itz Tylerz Day ago

    In Europe memes are banned

  • Ki ra
    Ki ra 2 days ago

    and the worst country of europe is ENGLAND AKA the bitch of USA

  • Ki ra
    Ki ra 2 days ago

    Hey what about school shootings??? USA is the king of school shootings 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Sara Eriksson
    Sara Eriksson 2 days ago

    Do not talk about Europe unless you know anything at all?

  • Sara Eriksson
    Sara Eriksson 2 days ago

    Sport is not a big event in Europe???? AHAHHAHA wtf? We have the best teams in the word in like all sport? And we love sport and we are best in that? What are you talking about

  • Airplanes
    Airplanes 2 days ago

    Travel in Europe is SO FUCKING CHEAP! It like 10€

  • Christian Ingmar Kjølsvik

    That's a horribly outdated map of the EU you are using in your thumbnail there...

  • /yeet/
    /yeet/ 2 days ago

    “and this is a standard coke” mate no it isn’t.
    smoking doesn’t = cool.
    ketchup is free.
    if you ask for tap water it’s free.
    “sports aren’t a family affair” that depends on your family, not where you live.
    “bathroom sinks are tiny” again that depends what restaurant you’re going to.
    “they love the outdoors, there are more parks and outdoor cafés” that’s the same as the usa?

  • BANANA _
    BANANA _ 2 days ago +2


  • Game Smile
    Game Smile 2 days ago

    The guy speaking multiple languages is cheating because czech sounds so similiar to slovak

  • Dominic Wolfgang
    Dominic Wolfgang 2 days ago

    The difference is that the US have no culture.

  • Kent
    Kent 2 days ago

    It feels like he talk about Europe like it was a country...

  • Volire
    Volire 2 days ago

    and school isnt a shooting range

  • S6N 6F G6D
    S6N 6F G6D 2 days ago

    i'm from belgium and i never saw heinz ketchup in glass before.

  • Grubbin Pokegamer
    Grubbin Pokegamer 2 days ago

    it seems that the US could learn alot from Europe, and visa versa

  • Finnieboy HU/NL
    Finnieboy HU/NL 2 days ago

    Is u say soccer in Europe we can get triggered

  • xXGoldCatyXx
    xXGoldCatyXx 2 days ago +3

    Emmmmmmm...........I live in Europe and toilet and water are free..And ketchup is free to.

  • Lehtokurppa Von Fön

    There are so many things wrong in this video but the biggest that catched on me was the thing about sports. What you probably meant was that American sports aren't big here and thats kinda explained by the fact they arent popular anywhere. Football being the biggest sport in the world is the main sport in Europe and massively popular exceeding American versions popularity by a lightyear.

  • Lehtokurppa Von Fön

    First of all Europe is totally different in different parts of it and what the fuck was the flag on the thumbnail? Western Europe with Greece with EU flag? The fuck was that cancer?

  • Lilly Heffernan
    Lilly Heffernan 2 days ago

    In most restraunts, ketchup IS free ( I live in Europe)

  • Arteida
    Arteida 2 days ago

    In Poland there are only some places where you have to pay to use the toilet. When our football team is playing most of polish people are wearing red-white scarfs.

  • Gytis Smailikas
    Gytis Smailikas 2 days ago


  • Liam M
    Liam M 2 days ago

    Your videos are so full of shit, sometimes it’s like you just make things up because you think people are stupid.

  • anast gouz
    anast gouz 2 days ago

    you go only in the north eyrope in greece you don t pay for toilets and waters is free in restaurant you must understand every coountry exept germany france england is a whole difernet world for you you say america vs europe its wrong america vs europian coountries is the whright....i speak two languages greek and english and four greeks dialects

  • kata Llama
    kata Llama 2 days ago

    You where in Versailles France

  • Chillypuwn
    Chillypuwn 2 days ago

    As a dane I would say this is faar better than most EU/US comparisons.

  • swanson8813
    swanson8813 2 days ago

    None of my friends said Europeans streets are cleaner. I haven't been to the mainland but UK was like US except much more cigarette stubs. Also, people are usually less friendly - I have heard about Germany, Switzerland - things may be different in Italy, Spain - and they just conveniently ignored countries like Ukraine etc - where they do not have electric charging etc

  • Pashico
    Pashico 2 days ago

    Water is free when you ark for tap water instead of bottled water.

  • Bón Nè
    Bón Nè 2 days ago


    • Bón Nè
      Bón Nè 2 days ago

      yeah i know it sounds like not very true , not all people smoke because of being cool, but there is the minority of people smoking due to being cool anyway

    • Pas d'idée de pseudo
      Pas d'idée de pseudo 2 days ago

      Totally disagree

  • Fratntišek Hrda
    Fratntišek Hrda 2 days ago

    In our country you can't kill stranger that come in to your house without asking also no automatic guns.

  • Ecks Dee
    Ecks Dee 3 days ago

    I think everyone should shut up about which is better. It never ends well so chill👌

  • Mr. PΛCMΛN
    Mr. PΛCMΛN 3 days ago +2

    It's so clear that many people did not pay attention to the video

  • MG
    MG 3 days ago

    Not for nothing but this guy is spending all his time in the trendy touristy hipster areas of these countries. Try going to places like Manchester, Milan, Belfast, Paris, Zagreb, Riga, Budapest, Belgrade, Kiev, etc.

  • Nova GLXY
    Nova GLXY 3 days ago

    In my family, when the hurling match is on, you call all 20 cousins and 14 aunts and uncles into the house to watch.

  • jf c
    jf c 3 days ago

    so you only visited big cities

  • unknown
    unknown 3 days ago +1

    *UK is the European America*

  • InxHawk
    InxHawk 3 days ago

    Every day, we stray further from god

  • I Motivate For Free
    I Motivate For Free 3 days ago

    Why not india included in europeon culture

  • Iza Chis
    Iza Chis 3 days ago

    Please go to Romania

  • ItZReDBoY #Codilla :P

    U missed cheap vodka

  • Péter Vrana
    Péter Vrana 3 days ago

    Europe was great:)

  • Galaxy Gacha Gabby
    Galaxy Gacha Gabby 3 days ago

    Why didint you include Croatia and some other countries on the map of Europe in the thumbnail???

  • -RANE-
    -RANE- 3 days ago +9

    I life in Finland (in europe) and i have never heard from theas things

  • Tromustar
    Tromustar 3 days ago

    2:09 you said it good. Greeting from the Czech republic

  • Kell The Wolf Therian

    I'm European but relate to Americans more

  • TheFlobby
    TheFlobby 3 days ago

    A lot of these don't apply to Sweden. Standard coke bottle? You kidding?

  • Joseph Knowles
    Joseph Knowles 3 days ago

    America gets 3 months we only get 6 weeks.

  • Froenn 1337
    Froenn 1337 3 days ago

    Im actually Mad for putting only westren countries in EU clickbait and greece