Eurostat data reported by idealista shows that 56.4 percent of young Portuguese people aged between 25 and 34 lived at home with their parents in 2021, a percentage that increased by 11.9 percentage points (p.p.) in about ten years.
Looking at the situation Europe, Portugal is the second country in the European Union (EU) with the highest percentage of young people living with their parents in 2021. In first place is Greece, where six out of ten young people said they were living with their families that year.
Portugal and Greece are joined by Italy and Spain, where 53.7% and 46.0% of young people aged between 25 and 34 lived with their parents in 2021, according to data from the European statistics office. These countries far exceed the European Union average (30.5%).
In the other EU countries analysed, the reality is quite different. In Belgium, for example, only 21.4% of young people lived with their parents, while in France this reality covered only 15.7% of these young people. And in Northern Europe there is greater youth emancipation: in countries like Sweden, Finland and Denmark, more than 90% of young people between 25 and 34 years old do not live with their family.
In the EU as a whole, the percentage of young people living with their parents increased by just 0.4 percentage points between these two times. And in countries like Sweden and Germany it dropped, by 0.3 p.p. and 5.2 p.p., respectively.