The English waste money on beer,
the Swedes waste money on food
More than half ot the Swenglish participants in England said they wasted money on beer. "Rounds" aren't very common in Sweden, mostly people pay for their own drinks. This is what a person in England said:
"...buying rounds in pubs, I more often get them in than not. When you go out you can’t measure how much you want to spend, because you drink in rounds. To have a £20 round on my hands makes me a bit anxious. No bloke wants to look like he’s not got enough money."
More than half ot the participants in Sweden said they wasted money on food. Some referred to eating out or not looking at the price when they went shopping. They were keen on buying food with good quality. Only one person in Sweden said he wasted money on beer, but a couple of people mentioned "going out". In England a couple of people mentioned that they wasted money on chocolate. This is what a person in Sweden said:
"Food, but eating out everyday is not a good idea. To eat good and healthily, to eat food that doesn't contain poison. I buy locally produced food, it's worth it."
Many people answered the same thing when asked what they wasted money on and what they didn't mind spending money on. Apart from alcohol and food some mentioned clothes and beauty products. The ones who were into the arts or had another passion, didn't mind spending money in that field.
This study is by no means scientific, the answers are based on interviewing 15 people in England and 15 people in Sweden, aged 22-59. Look out for the next question: What's your attitude towards politics?