Originally published: Better Homes and Gardens, 28 February 2020
Moving out of home for the first time is a bittersweet moment. The parents are pleased to have their home to themselves again, but equally sad to see their child leaving, while the child feels excited and nervous, but sad to leave mum and dad behind.
However, new research indicates that it’s getting harder and more expensive for young Aussies to move out of home. The rising cost of living, stagnant wage growth and an intimidating property market make moving out of home a challenge. But furthermore, new research released by ebay.com.au reveals young Aussies are living without everyday essentials, or are resorting to taking them from work, friends and family, as the cost of being an adult adds up.