Life’s everyday expenses add up quickly for American consumers. But it could be a lot worse. You could be living in a country where a beer at a neighborhood bar is pricier than a U.S. sports arena. Or a country where bringing a date to the movies runs about $50 — popcorn not included. Or a country where a driver’s license costs more than your annual salary. Here is a list of 10 reasons you should be happy you’re a consumer living in the U.S.