When do young Europeans leave their parental home?

September 4, 2023

Who leaves the parental home later? Men or women?

In the EU, on average, men left the parental home later than women: men at the age of 27.3 years and women at 25.4 years in 2022. This difference was observed in all countries, i.e., young women moved out of the parental home on average earlier than young men.

Men left their parental home, on average, after the age of 30 in 9 EU countries (Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Portugal), while this is the case for women in only one country: Croatia.

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