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Age of leaving parental household slightly above EU avg

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In Hungary, the average age of people leaving the parental household stood at 27.4 years in 2020, slightly above the EU average, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.

On average, males left the parental household at the age of 28.4 years, and females at 26.2 years.

In the EU, on average, people leave the parental household at the age of 26.4 years. Males left at the age of 27.4 years, while females left at 25.4 years.

The gender gap was observed in all EU countries, except for Sweden, where females left on average 0.1 years after males.

The oldest average ages, all at 30 years or higher, were recorded in Croatia (32.4), Slovakia (30.9), Malta and Italy (both 30.2) and Portugal (30 years). By contrast, Denmark (21.2 years), Luxembourg (19.8), and Sweden (17.5) registered the lowest average ages, all under 22 years old.

In most northern and western countries, young people left the parental home on average in their early to mid-twenties, while in southern and eastern countries the average age was in the late twenties or early thirties, Eurostat notes.

Image by Eurostat.

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