Share of Young People Unsure About Moving Away From Home Rises

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The proportion of young people aged 19-29 currently living with their parents who are unsure when they will be able to move out has increased significantly this year, according to the K&H Youth Index.

Young people living in the same household as their parents have become much more uncertain: 48% could not say when they would move out. This is much higher than 37% a year earlier. The rise in the number of undecideds can be linked to the worsening economic environment, rising inflation and rising living costs: for many young people, staying in their parents' home may be a safer backdrop in such an environment.

In addition, the research shows that a sixth of young people living with their parents, 16%, feel so comfortable that they have no plans to move.

More than half of young people living with their parents (54%) contribute to maintenance costs - up from 46% a year earlier, and only 35% in 2020. Those who now contribute spend 40,000 forints a month, the same as a year earlier.

According to the survey, young people living with their parents would like to move out at the age of 26 on average: the same age was 28 in 2018 and 25 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Those who had already moved out actually left at a much younger an average age of 20.
 

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