I know it will feels weird but I left my family´s home at 35. But there´s a good reason for that:
In my country, most people only leave their family´s home when they get married OR if they need to move to a different town/city for a good job.
The reason is that housing is extremely expensive in my country, so instead of spending our hard-earned low money on rents, people prefer just to stick to their families and use that money to provide a less strict life for everyone. Also, culturally we are alwaysvery close to our families.
Buying a house or apartment here may demand 20+ years debt, and only if you are able to get a job that pays about 50%+ above the average income. This is a little less hard if you get into that as a couple, so most people are only able to get their own houses after marrying. Many couples, sadly, are not able to do that and may forever live paying rents, due to the costs of the city where they live in.
I never got married and I did not wanted to waste money on rents, so I stayed with my family until I could get a job with a salary good enough to get into that debt alone and then finally, buy an apartment. I´m still a looooong way to finish the debt, though.
Good thing is, during this time, I could help my family a lot, as we shared all bills and expenses, everyone was able to save some money.
I think this this is the case in about 80% of the world. In some places it's a cultural thing. In others, it's just basic economics. But, the vast majority of people that I talk to that are not from North America or the wealthier European countries seem to follow something close to this.
Last edited by VAMatt - on 13 April 2018