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Housing Costs Drive More People to Move Back In With Their Parents

Living at home with relatives has become more popular as inflation pushes up prices for rent and everything else.

People in their 20s and early 30s constitute the largest demographic of people moving back home.

People in their 20s and early 30s constitute the largest demographic of people moving back home.

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The rising cost of living is forcing more people to move back in with their parents. Others are finding it impossible to move out.

And it’s not just young adults who are struggling — the pandemic and surging prices for everything from rent and electricity to food and gas have pushed a record number of people, including those in their 40s and 50s, to return to their parents’ homes.