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How Old Were You When You Moved Out?

17 or less 5 6.67%
 
18-19 14 18.67%
 
20-21 12 16.00%
 
22-23 9 12.00%
 
24-25 7 9.33%
 
26-27 2 2.67%
 
28-29 4 5.33%
 
30+ 1 1.33%
 
Still Live At Home Under 30 17 22.67%
 
Still Live At Home Over 30 4 5.33%
 
Total:75

18, it was a rough period for various reasons. Silver lining is made me independent person I am today.



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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.

Last edited by Rogerioandrade - on 13 April 2018

18 when I was out of the country for a couple years. Moved back in for 6 months when I was let go at work. Moved back out on my own at 26 once I found new stable employment



I was 28. Moved out when got married.



Rogerioandrade said:

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 dont think houses are that expensive in Brazil as an average. The problem is that salaries are low and interest rates for morgages are very high.



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24, year .5 after Uni. Moved for work.

I hate work.



Hmm, pie.

18, when I went to uni and moved to North Wales (from northern England). Remained there to do BA, MA, working, then PhD on a scholarship. Returned home after 3 years of the PhD (and 8 years away from home) after I spent money travelling and needed to finish PhD without funds.

Will have been back at home for 2 years this July, possibly moving out again this summer - to Zhuhai, southern China, of all places (for work).



Was 25. Finished up my university and post grad first as it was all nearby so I didn't rack up any debt while doing post secondary. Left after I got out working.



Ka-pi96 said:
13 or 14. I still live with family, just not my parents so I'm going to count it

Ah yeah if that's the case I could say 12 or so :P. But it's a lot more complicated than that.



I moved out when I was 17. I've had a job since I was 16. Didn't like my parents house rules, figured I could just be on my own. It was a whole hell of a lot harder than I thought of course. However, I still, eventually, graduated HS, University, and have an awesome life due to hard-work and never settling for mediocrity.