I was hoping for more when I saw this interactive graphic about homes around the world. Alas, this offers more style than substance. When you click on a country, you see a picture of one house, the average family income, the average household size, and an “odd” fact about the country. Indeed, I suspect this is more of a marketing ploy by the company sponsoring the graphic than anything else…
Here is what I would want to see if I could have my way:
1. Pictures of multiple “average” houses.
2. The average square footage of homes. Compared to other statistics available about countries around the world, it can be quite difficult to find good information on the average square footage of existing or new homes.
3. The average amenities of homes. Even if houses look different or are different sizes, this might be more interesting to a lot of people.
4. The average cost of homes or some measure of how much people in different countries pay for housing.
These four pieces of information would provide a lot better comparison to American homes.