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Irish People Spend Longer Living With Parents Than EU Average


12:54 19 Aug 2022

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Trying to leave your parents' gaf? You're not on your own it seems. 

Irish people wait slightly longer than the EU average to move out of their parents' home.

The figures from Eurostat show men here move out at 28, with women choosing to a bit earlier, at 27.

The EU average is just over 25 for women and about 26 for men.

Over 40 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds live with their parents in Ireland.

Parental support therapist Bethan O'Riordan is from Scotland but lives in Ireland.

She says it's far more expensive for young people now than it was previously:

"I was really surprised at the amount of adult children that are living at home still."

"In Scotland, it was cheaper. I remember my rent was 42 pounds a week."

"My food was 26 pounds a week."

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