Latvians leave home aged 26, on average

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In 2021, the average age at which young people had left their parental home in the EU was 26.5 years according to updated Eurostat data published Augist 18.

This average varies a lot among the EU Member States. Portugal, Croatia, Slovakia, Greece and Bulgaria recorded the oldest average ages of leaving the parental home, at 30 years and over. 

Estonia, Denmark, Finland and Sweden showed the youngest average ages, 23 years or less.

The lowest average age of young people leaving their parental household was recorded in Sweden (19.0 years) while the highest was found in Portugal (33.6 years). For Latvia the figure was 26.6 years, unchanged since 2017 with the sole exception of 2020 when it was 26.7 years.

In all EU countries, young women left the parental home earlier than young men. At EU level, young women left on average their parental household at the age of 25.5 years while young men did it at the age of 27.4 years. For Latvia the equivalent figures were 25.8 years and 27.2 years.

Age of leaving home
Age of leaving home

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