47 Things Americans Take for Granted

Updated: Jan 21, 2021



It is happening. I have been away for too long! I can barely remember what some of these American things are. I have been in Denmark now for about five months and I am really starting to miss some American novelties. If you come to visit, I may or may not have a long list of items I will need you to bring.


I never knew how much patriotism I had until people here start asking me questions about the USA. Back home, we take a lot of things for granted. America - the land of the free, home of the brave, and second to none when it comes to customer service. My God, I miss good customer service.



The first five months here have been full of ups and downs. Some days I love it here, other days I hate it. But I have been told that is natural when moving to a new country. Eventually, it is supposed to teeter out and the highs won’t be so high and the lows won’t be so low.

For my fellow Americans back home, do not take these things for granted. Some seem like a given, but life in Europe is very different.

47 Things Americans Take for Granted


1. Cheap cars

The average cost of a compact car here is $60,000 USD. That’s right. A nothing special, cardboard box without AWD. And forget that cost, the registration can be as high as $18,000.


2. Mexican food

I mean it is nonexistent here. Not one tamale for 3000 miles.


3. Food is relatively cheap

I’m serious. Stop complaining. You can’t get away from a restaurant here without dropping $76 USD