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Portuguese men still living at home in their late 20s

BedroomFourPosterPortugal’s stay at home kids are delaying departure from the family nest until late in their 20s. 
 
According to Eurostat, the cream of Swedish youth is off shortly after their 20th birthdays but their Iberian cousins are hanging on until they are 29.2 years old, on average.
 
The data, published on Tuesday by Eurostat, show stats from 2017 with a European average exit age of 26.
 
Those most attuned to the comforts of the family home live in Malta and Croatia when they finally leave at around 32.
 
The "When do young Europeans leave the nest?" report show early leavers from Sweden (21 years), Denmark (21.1) and Finland (21.9).
 
At the opposite end of the chart lie Malta (32.2 years), Croatia (31.9), Slovakia (30.8), Italy (30.1), Greece (29.4), Spain (29.3) and Portugal (29.2).
 
Portuguese women leave earlier than their siblings, 28.2 years with brothers leaving two years later, on average.

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+1 #7 Marjolein Massis 2018-05-17 21:47
Is it not possible that they just like and love there parents and the family live? Not everything is about money.
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+1 #6 MiguelJavali 2018-05-17 14:33
Quoting Darcy:
Maximillian,
Unemployed People in the UK have to live on £56 per week, how is anyone expected to live on this, as the UK is an expensive economy to live in and I know as I have lived there.

Unemployed people in UK may only get £56 a week (that needs checking out, there are so many 'add ons') but they also get everything paid for in 'benefits'. Therefore, they are often better off than many who work for a living. In my experience, there are many unemployed who do not go without. Just take a bus journey next time you are in UK and see how many scroungers have the latest mobile phones!
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0 #5 Darcy 2018-05-16 21:38
Maximillian,
Unemployed People in the UK have to live on £56 per week, how is anyone expected to live on this, as the UK is an expensive economy to live in and I know as I have lived there.
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0 #4 MiguelJavali 2018-05-16 13:28
Quoting Mike Williams:
Early European history suggests that this is nothing new .... the Normans (Norsemen) who colonised down Europe's west coast, Scotland and England also reached far into the Med. Remains of their settlements being found in Italy. Westwards to what is now North America. Apparently the expansion driven by over population and the Scandinavian wanderlust.

Why is your comment relevant to the article? Please elucidate.
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+1 #3 Pike 2018-05-16 08:09
I believe it's pretty good practice to stay with parents longer. After you paid fully your first car, gained some banking history, it's quite easy to go, if you wish. :-)
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+5 #2 Maximillian 2018-05-16 06:24
With 1/3 of the population living on minimum wages it's understandable that families stick together. It's not easy to go by with approx. 580 euros per month.
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-2 #1 Mike Williams 2018-05-15 17:30
Early European history suggests that this is nothing new .... the Normans (Norsemen) who colonised down Europe's west coast, Scotland and England also reached far into the Med. Remains of their settlements being found in Italy. Westwards to what is now North America. Apparently the expansion driven by over population and the Scandinavian wanderlust.
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