He Owns 22 Pairs Of Socks And She Spends £31,000 On Bags And Shoes: Meet Mr And Mrs Average

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By David Thomas for MailOnline

Updated: 17:27 EDT, 31 July 2009

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Just how normal are you? Are you a man who spends 49 per cent of his leisure time watching TV every year?

Are you a woman who washes her bras every eight weeks and spends two whole years of her life just looking in the mirror?

Because that's what Mr and Mrs Average Briton do.

DAVID THOMAS combed through a mountain of government statistics, academic research, media surveys and pollsters' reports to uncover the truth about the way we are...

MR AVERAGE

Is 39 years old and will live, on average, to the age of 76.

He earns £512 a week and, if he is employed, works on average 38.9 hours a week, before retiring at the age of 63.

Mr and Mrs Average

He is 5ft 9in, weighs 13st and therefore has a Body Mass Index of 26.9, making him a stone overweight.

That's why he has to buy trousers with an average 37in waist.

He has size ten feet. He becomes a father at the age of 29, but does not become a husband until he is 30.

He spends almost two days of the year on hold on the phone, and has more than 80 contacts on his mobile phone. Of these, he considers 11 to be close friends.

He owns 22 pairs of socks and ten polo shirts.

He also owns at least three TVs and spends 26 hours and 12 minutes, or 49 per cent of his leisure time, watching them (though presumably only one at a time).

He knows how to cook at least four meals, of which one, on average, is his own, very special, spag bol.

Certain that he always knows the way, Mr Average will drive around in circles for 20 minutes before giving up and asking for directions.

Mr Average spends 3,000 hours of his life shaving.

MRS AVERAGE

Is 41 years old and will live, on average, to the age of 81.

She earns just £412 a week, but because she is much more likely to work part-time, only spends 26.2 hours a week at her job, which she gives up for good when she is 61.

She is 5ft 4in tall, weighs 11st 2lb and therefore has a Body Mass Index of 26.8, meaning that she is almost exactly as tubby as Mr A.

An average size 16, Mrs A takes a 36D bra, measures 34in around the waist and has 41in hips.

Her waist is 7in bigger than her mum or gran's was, back in the Fifties.

As an average 41-year-old, she has already consumed 68 years' worth of the recommended daily ration of fat, which is 70g, roughly the equivalent of two cappuccinos, a piece of cake, a bag of crisps and a pizza with chips.

And by the age of 50, she will have a 'fat age' of 92.

Her feet are size seven.

She has her first child at the age of 27, but does not get married until she is 28.

IN GENERAL, THE AVERAGES…

Are caught on CCTV 330 times a day.

Spend four years of their working life on the phone.

Lose seven years' worth of sleep because of work-related worries.

Coffee and cigarettes

Spend more than six years of their life in front of the TV.

Have less than a one in 1,000 chance of dying from Aids. Drink three cups of tea and 1.6 cups of coffee a day, and 37 litres of bottled water every year.

Have a one in 200 chance of dying in an accident on the roads. Have a one in four chance of dying from cancer.

Believe in God, but do not go to church. Have 1.8 children. Live in a house worth £158,565.

Have credit cards with a total spending limit of £12,316 in their wallet. Have a household income of just over £30,000.

Owe an average £10,306 in non-mortgage debt, which they pay off by the age of 50 years and 90 days.

Manage to save £87.85 a month.

If they try for a baby, they have a 75 per cent chance of conceiving within a year and a 90 per cent chance within two years.

When the baby arrives, they name a boy Jack or a girl Olivia.

They give each of their children £8.70 a week in pocket money.

There is a 50-50 chance that one of the Averages is a smoker. If so, he or she will spend 7,426 hours, or almost a year of their working life, taking fag breaks.

MR AVERAGE: A FINE FIGURE OF A MAN

Mr Average has muscles that are 15 per cent longer and 40 per cent thicker than Mrs Average, making him around 30 per cent physically stronger (though not so strong that he can live as long as she does).

His growing gut is explained by the fact that he spends a whopping £1,144 a year on alcoholic drinks and the snacks and junk food that go with them.

If he is a salesman, that figure rises to £1,560.

Mr Average Bachelor spends £25 a week on booze. An Average man with an Average girlfriend gets through £23 in a week.

But once he settles down with Mrs A, Mr Average cuts back his booze bill to £13.

He might get a little trimmer if he took more than the average 30 minutes of exercise a week - or cut back on the 35,000 biscuits he'll nibble during his lifetime.

It might also help if he ate less than one-third of his body weight in chicken every year.

Despite all this, Mr Average is not particularly concerned by his appearance.

He is most likely to describe himself, naturally, as 'average-looking', with around a quarter of men believing they are 'rugged' or 'athletic'.

MRS AVERAGE GETS DOLLED UP

Mrs Average naturally wants to look her best.

That is why she buys an average 34 items of clothing every year, spending £3,000 on her purchases.

These are piled into a wardrobe where an average six items have never been worn.

She believes the sexiest item in her wardrobe is her favourite little black dress, followed by her killer heels and her snug-fitting jeans. She staggers round the shops carrying a handbag that weighs 5lb (roughly 2.5kg), a weight that has gone up by 38 per cent in the past five years, thanks to the trend for oversized bags.

Her biggest sartorial weakness, however, is for shoes. An amazing 86 per cent of women claim to buy at least one pair of shoes a month.

No wonder then that Mrs Average will spend £31,000 during the course of her life - more than two years' worth of her average post-tax income - on shoes, belts and other accessories.

Lingerie is a growing obsession with Mrs Average, who will spend £2,700 in her life on bras alone.

She has 16 bras in her undies drawer, half of them white, and at least 13 of them chosen purely for their looks rather than comfort or support.

She buys another four bras every year. She wears a typical bra around seven times in an eight-week period before getting round to washing it.

If ten Average females go out for the night hoping to attract a man, four of them will rely on a push-up bra and another four will have magic slimming pants.

They may, of course, be the same four girls. With the clothes comes her beauty routine. During the course of her life, Mrs Average spends two whole years just looking in the mirror.

She will spend 603 days applying make-up and 170 days taking it off.

Luckily, women can multitask, so these are probably the same days she spends in front of the mirror.

And her biggest expense of all is her hair, on which she spends a mind-blowing £36,903.75.

TROUBLE AND STRIFE: THE AVERAGES DO THE HOUSEWORK

When he is a single man, living on his own, young Mr Average spends seven hours a week keeping his home somewhat less than disgustingly filthy.

Washing

But once he gets married, he leaves all that kind of stuff to the missus and drops down to a mere five hours (and many women will find even that figure hard to believe as they scurry frantically round the house while he lies prone in front of the telly).

The Average female is a very different creature.

Even as a single girl, Miss Average spends ten hours a week being busy about the house. This rises to 15 hours once she's married or cohabiting with a man.

There is a 74 per cent chance that Mrs Average has taken responsibility for cleaning the house and a 95 per cent chance that she thinks her man does not do enough to help.

During the course of her life, Mrs Average will spend two whole years and walk around 7,300 miles pushing her vacuum cleaner. That's roughly equivalent to a round-trip to New York.

Mr Average, meanwhile, vacuums for only 850 miles, a mere stroll from Land's End to John o'Groats.

MR AVERAGE ON THE PULL

Mr Average is overwhelmingly interested in the female sex, with only 3 per cent of men defining themselves as exclusively gay.

As proof of this, he will devote six months of his life simply to ogling women, targeting eight different girls each day, for up to two minutes at a time.

Mrs Average, in return, checks out a mere two men, summing them up in 90 seconds.

Mr Average looks at a woman's breasts first, then her bottom and legs.

Mrs Average is more interested in a man's eyes, before fixing her attention on his bottom.

Man on the pull

Keenly aware that Mrs Average now expects her man to look and smell almost as sweet as she does, Mr Average is making an effort.

He spends around £40 a year on grooming products.

He spends up to £35 on Valentine's Day (and gets just £5 in gifts and cards from Mrs Average in return). This is just part of his monthly budget of £72 spent on his partner (again Mrs Average is stingier, spending just over £50 on him).

Mr Average is a true romantic. He is more likely to regard love as the most important element in a relationship than any other man in a 37-nation survey.

Mrs Average, however, was much more likely to compromise in favour of wealth and social rank.

Mrs Average regards financial security as more important to a successful relationship than love, expects her man to have around £24,000 in savings (he actually has closer to £20,000) and regards any man who earns more than £49,247 a year as successful and wealthy.

When Mr and Mrs Average are ready to put their relationship on a more intimate footing, Mr Average spends 31 minutes preparing himself to consummate the relationship.

Of these, 14 minutes are spent thinking about what he plans to do, seven minutes getting himself and his partner into bed, and ten minutes on foreplay.

The rest, presumably, takes 31 seconds.

Sadly, Mr Average is not very well endowed.

At an average of 5 1/4 in, his manhood is almost the smallest in Europe.

Only Irish and Greek men are shorter.

The largest men in Europe, infuriatingly, are the French, averaging more than 6in.

(Note: this survey was undertaken by the German Condom Institute, so it may be an act of historical revenge.)

His sperm-count is 50 per cent less than his grandfather's was, 60 years ago.

No wonder, perhaps, that Mr Average (and therefore Mrs Average, too) is having less sex than you might imagine.

Of every 100 Average men, 15 have no sex at all and 30 have sex less than once a month. The most common frequency for those in relationships is once or twice a week.

In fact, sex comes sixth in a list of things Mr Average does in bed (apart from sleep), behind reading, talking, working and even playing computer games.

Given the choice, seven in ten Average men would rather play a new video game than have sex.

What Mr Average really wants is a good night's kip: eight out of ten Britons would choose that ahead of sex.

MRS AVERAGE AND HER BODIES

Mrs Average wishes she was an average 19 pounds lighter.

Ballooning weight

During her life, she will yo-yo in weight by 26st, constantly gaining and losing the pounds.

Sadly, she ends up gaining more than she loses, putting on around 15st 7lb and losing only 10st 7lb. 

If ten average women meet for a coffee, nine will hate their podgy thighs; eight will be unhappy with their waists; seven will think their lives would improve if they had a better body; six will be disappointed by the size or shape of their breasts, their feet, their arms, their legs and their necks; five will be sure that their poor figures spoil their sex lives and will worry about their teeth and thin hair, and will be contemplating cosmetic surgery; four will wish they could change their stomachs; three will cut the size-labels from their dresses; two will wish their breasts were smaller; and one has had a cosmetic procedure. 

Of those ten women, nine regularly go on diets, but invariably put the weight back on; eight have lied about the amount they eat; seven are snackaholics and/or have a sweet tooth; six have at one time reached their target weight; five have eaten a whole packet of biscuits in one go; four are constantly on a diet; three cook healthy meals from scratch each day; two have taken laxatives to help them slim; and one is the lucky girl who eats whatever she wants.

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