On average, we consume the equivalent energy of over 8 kg of oil a day. This is 80,000 food calories. That’s the energy in 160 Big Macs.
The problem is that we’re still using about 4 times as much non-renewable energy as the planet can sustain. Every time I make a flight between Manchester and the US, I’ve used up my personal carbon budget for the year!
The average is staggeringly high but probably very variable. If you cycle to work and don’t drive that is a huge energy saving. If you put a jumper on instead of the heating thats another huge saving. If you go about your normal day not trying to save energy AND you get a big mac on your way home, it appears to be something like 161 big macs worth of energy per person.