WE TAKE SHOWERS FOR GRANTED here in the developed world. They’re cheap, they’re easy, and they feel nice. So we don’t really think of them as a luxury. Maybe, sometimes, we’ll even just stand there, letting it run for 20 minutes.
Turns out, most of the world can’t do this. Water is expensive, and if everyone in the world took showers as long as ours (an average of about 8.2 minutes), it would cost them an insane amount of money. High Tide Technologies created this infographic breaking down what it costs to take a shower around the world. Spoiler: in some places, it ain’t pretty.