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How much larger are Monero transactions compared to the average Bitcoin transaction?

We know that because of the way Monero's privacy works, transactions are larger than a Bitcoin one, but how much larger on average are they compared to Bitcoin transactions? How will this affect the growth of the blockchain into the future? Mechanisms like the flexible blocksize are geared to encourage smaller blocks, but are there other mechanisms that can help reduce the size of the blockchain now, or into the future, like Bitcoin's ability to prune the blockchain for certain applications?