Some things are just different here. Here in the UK we have inheritance tax, capital gains tax, council tax, income tax, road tax, window tax (now abolished-have you seen the Gherkin?)and a personal favourite- value added tax or VAT. I mean, this is why my people left these people.
Back to the VAT. I live in a land where £4.99 means just that. Back in good ole U S of A $4.99 really means $5.37 so have your coinage ready mate.
Transportation is an entirely different ball game altogether. Expensive yes, efficient so-so. But animals can travel free and easy. And while your dog or ferret is on a lead (leash) you can have a beer-yes, I said it. Open container. Some trains even sell beer. Wait, I think heaven just opened up and an Angel just fell out. Thank God.
University education. Used to be free but is now around £5K. In the US expect to spend 1 million dollars on your University career. Also, obtaining a MA in the US is an uphill 3 year economic transgression. In the UK expect to spend 1 year completing your MA degree.
Clothing can be cheaper. In the UK I can get an outfit from Primark for around £25. In the US I can get a left shoe for $25. I’m just saying.
The rain is different as well. The upside is that everything is emerald green but you will find yourself cold and wet and shivering with the sight of a rain cloud.
Some things are just different here. Different is not necessarily better but different. Cheers.