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Updated on Sunday, March 29

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QUESTION:
What age do you guys think you should move out of your parents house by? I am a girl btw.

24 comments

  1. 14. You're welcome.

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  2. I moved out at late 17 but I'd say anything after 23 is pushing the limit. Everyone has a different scenario though.

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  3. As soon as you can without causing any harm to yourself.

    I moved out at 18. My sister will probably live at home until she's at least 25... she has some severe autism. But honestly, if you're capable of living alone, the sooner the better for you, experience-wise.

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  4. I moved out at 15 and didn't regret.

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  5. I don't think op counts moving out for uni as actually moving out. But you guys are mentioning 15,16,17 Lol doubt any of u did that.

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    1. Moved out just after I was 16. Earlier in life my father told me if I turned 18, got a girl pregnant, or graduated high school I was out of the house. I graduated and was given the boot. Basically was left on the side of the road in the next town and told "good luck."

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    2. Hey props to u 6a but I'm sure you are the very small minority Lol. Most people here saying 15/16/17/18 probably count something like moving to uni as moving out, when you can always go back to live with your parents :)

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    3. Man 6a, this is so strange to me as someone from a different culture. From what I've seen, it's literally just North America where this goes down and I honestly can't see how you would ever talk to your parents after this happens. Everywhere else in the world family isn't treated as an obligation which expires at a given date.

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  6. 15, go to school full time, and have a job that pays enough for housing, food, utilities etc.. hmmm..sounds fishy

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  7. when your ready, done your education got a job and have some savings. savings are most important.

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  8. When you have enough money to support yourself

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  9. OP - I was thinking more like 28/29

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    1. Don't listen to the people here, clearly everyone is super independent and somehow managed to get a job that pays rent and living expenses in their mid teens.

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    2. Why would you even want to live with your parents in your mid 20s?

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  10. 18, usually it's a red flag for dating if the girl still lives at home (obviously excusable for certain things)

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  11. "I'm a girl btw"

    wtf?

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  12. moving to a house for school where your parents pay for rent, bills, FOOD, etc. does not fucking count as moving out...

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  13. Gender matters because why OP?

    If you can afford to support yourself, GTFO. Pro tip: supporting yourself doesn't mean having everything you want, either. Adults have to make sacrifices and that may mean giving up having a car in order to afford rent.

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  14. I guess if you're in your 30s and still living with your parents, that's getting ridiculous, but I'd mostly measure by scenario, not age.

    Living at home while going to a nearby school? Just left school and need to job hunt for a bit? Taking advantage of free/reduced living costs while working to build up savings for a decent place? Supporting your family somehow, or require family support for health reasons? Those all seem like good reasons to be living with your parents.

    If you're just coasting on free food and rent and not really going anywhere, then there's a problem.

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  15. I think taking 5 -6 years for school (bachelors+some technical masters or college program), then getting a job and saving up for about a year to have your own start is reasonable. This would put you at 25 max. Personally I am starting a full time job 2 hours from my home town in May and I am 22, which I think is average in my friend group.

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  16. what the hell is with the responses in here? a normal situation is that people either go live on/off campus throughout their university career, or stay at home if theyre local. after that it's common for people to live at home for another year or so if they're still job hunting. it honestly depends on whether youre able to sustain living by yourself completely.

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  17. I'm a guy and I "moved out" for university at 18. I still have a room at my parents house, but it is a guest room that I use the closets for storing stuff. I wouldn't count myself as really moved out until the start of second year because I moved back for the summer, that would put me at 19. Different people will have different situations. I know that I can move back in after my masters while I find a job or if I get a job and get fired. I bet it is the same with most people's parents. I know some people were told they could never live there again, but I would bet that if you called your parents and asked to live there for a month while you find a job after graduating, they would let you. My cousin lived with her parents for the term between her masters and her doctorate program and didn't have to pay rent or anything. Just helped out with cooking, cleaning etc.

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  18. I personally think it can be wise to living at home for a few years to save up money to buy a home, get married, and/or move to another country etc. There is nothing wrong with living at home when you work so close to where you live. I find it a waste of money to move out for the sake of moving out.
    The age to move out depends on your situation. Majority of Canadians aged 20 to 29 still live with their parents. Further, we see that there is a delayed transition of young adults hitting some life milestones than it was 30 years ago. For instance, delayed age for marriage, delayed age for buying your first car, and delayed age in moving out.

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