Eurostat: Balkans show there is no home, like your parents’ home


Eurostat research shows that Macedonians are among the last Europeans to move out of their parents’ homes. If on average, a Swede moves out aged 18.5, in Macedonia, as in much of the Balkans, this comes in the early 30-ies.

Macedonians would, on average, start their independent life at 31.7 years of age. Montenegro and Croatia rank worse, with 32.8 and 31.8 years on average, while Slovakians and Maltese move out slightly earlier (30.9 and 30.7).

Family culture and economic levels are seen as the main reasons for this divergence across Europe.