Which is better Australia or UK? Australia has a much more laid-back culture than England. Australians are known for their mateship and easy-going attitudes. There is a strong focus on enjoying life and having a good time. This doesn’t mean that Australians don’t work hard, but they definitely know how to enjoy their leisure time. There are many beautiful beaches in Australia, and the weather is usually pretty good, so Australians often spend their weekends outdoors. One of the things I love about Australia is that it’s such a melting pot of cultures. You can find people from all over the world living in Australia, and this makes for a really interesting and diverse culture. Unfortunately, there is a lot of racism in Australia (England, too) directed towards Indigenous peoples. It seems like they’ve been taking more strides recently to improve this. England The people of England are a mix of many cultures and backgrounds. The largest group is of English descent, followed by Scots, Irish, Welsh, and then other groups from all over the world. What I love about the British people is their sense of humor. It’s often very dry and sarcastic, and I find it hilarious. Brits also have a great sense of irony. Something that took some getting used to was the British accent. It can be very difficult to understand, especially when people are speaking quickly. Australia Ozzies are much friendlier than Brits to non-residents. I found it really easy to make friends and have had some great experiences with locals. It’s easier to make friends at work. It’s more challenging for students in dorms, as they tend to group international students together. Australian accents can be difficult to understand as well, but not nearly as bad as the British accent. One of the things I love about Australians is their informality. People are very relaxed and casual, which I really enjoy. Diversity England England is a very diverse country, with people from all over the world living there. This makes for a really interesting and enriching culture. However, I did find that there was a lot of racism directed toward certain groups, such as Muslims. There is also a lot of classism, with people being judged based on their accents and where they come from. They also tend to put down Americans a lot in general but are nice to individuals. Australia Australia was founded as a penal colony, but that doesn’t mean it’s still a country of criminals. In fact, Australia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. You can find people from all over living there, which makes for a really enriching culture. However, there is still a lot of racism directed towards certain groups, such as Indigenous Australians. Classism is less apparent though. Slang England The British have a lot of slang words and phrases that can be confusing for Americans. Here are some examples: “I’m knackered”: I’m tired “Cheers”: thank you “Ta”: thank you “Bog”: toilet “Have a bash”: give it a try I love British slang though, and regularly use it even though I have an aggressively Canadian accent. People are often surprised that British slang is very different than Canadian slungs Australia Australian slang is different than British slang. In fact, much of the stereotypical slang of “shrimp on the Barbie” isn’t really their slang. Here are some examples of Australian slang: “G’day”: hello “Sheila”: woman “Crikey”: wow “Dunny”: toilet Food England The food in England is really good. There are a lot of traditional dishes, like fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, etc. that are absolutely delicious. I also love English breakfasts. They usually consist of eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, and beans. It’s a really hearty meal that’s perfect for starting the day. There are also a lot of great Indian restaurants in England, as well as other cuisines from all over the world. Australia Traditional Australian food is not as good as traditional English food. The most popular dish is probably Vegemite on toast, which is an acquired taste. I do love Australian pies though! Their meat pies, much like in New Zealand, are a staple “snack” to grab on the go. I never got a taste for snake or kangaroo, but they also seem to have those on the menu everywhere – even though it’s more of a tourist attraction. Job Opportunities England There are a lot of job opportunities in England, especially in London. However, the cost of living is also very high, so you need to be making a good salary to live comfortably. The most popular professions are in finance, business, and law. Australia There are also a lot of job opportunities in Australia, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The cost of living is high as well, but not as high as in England. The most popular professions are finance, business, and law.