Did you take a shower this morning? Me too. So what about citizens of some of the world's other countries? How do their shower habits stack up? These graphs will tell you and it's probably not what you think. In fact, you might just be pretty surprised by who is stretching their time between showers and which countries are soaping up on the regular.
Check out this graph that compares not only weekly showers by country but also how often they shampoo.
Average Showers vs Shampoos by Country
Turns out, Americans are pretty smack-dab in the middle of the hygiene spectrum; equal, it turns out, to France (can we put that stereotype to bed already?). But we're near the top of the list on shampoo frequency at four times a week.
And which country has the most daily shower takers? Again, it's not the USA but Mexico (or, closely, Australia) who grabs that title. Interesting.
Percentage of people who shower once a day
So, let's hear about you. Can you not wake up without a good, long dose of hot water or are you more of an only-when-necessary shower taker? Remember to share your country so we can see if these stats stack up after all!
For more discussion on what it means to be clean and a little history to boot, check out The Atlantic.