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How much time on average do people spend in the

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How much time on average do people spend in the kitchen in their lifetime?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Paul Klemstine replied 10 years ago.
There is a paper here (Published in 2003):
http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:YTOjU4EYs-0J:www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/dp/DP129.pdf+average+time+spent+in+kitchen&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4

It says that an average women spend 72.3 minutes a day doing food and drink preparation and cleanup.
Men spend 26.9 minutes a day doing this.

The worldwide life expectance for all people is 64.3 years, women having an average of 66, while men are lower at 62.7 years.
http://geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/lifeexpectancy.htm

But the average life expectancy of people who live in developed nations is quite a bit higher, at about 77 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

So for your answer.

Developed nations:
77 year old women = 2,033,292 minutes (3.866 years)
77 year old men = 756,509 minutes (1.438 years)

Worldwide:
66 year old women = 1,742,864 minutes (3.314 years)
62.7 year old men = 616,037 minutes (1.171 years)

I'd roughly say between 1 and 4 years is a good estimated range of how much time people spend in thier kitchen.

























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