26.5% of Spaniards between 30 and 34 years old still live with their parents, which is 3.5 points more than the Portuguese, since 23% of people in this age group have not yet become independent in Portugal.
This is reflected in the study by Esade and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, which updates and expands previous research, incorporating data from a new multi-country survey covering young people (18-34 years) of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.
The survey was carried out by YouGov in Spain, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia. The sample universe is all people between 18 and 34 years old (both included) who reside in one of the aforementioned countries. The sample size accumulates 9,633 observations, corresponding to 1,526 for Spain, 1,530 for Italy, 1,532 for Portugal, 1,540 for Morocco, 1,505 for Lebanon, 1,000 for Tunisia and 1,000 for Jordan.
In Spain, The majority of young people become independent at the age of 28. The study indicates that the lack of income is a factor of high or very high importance for not emancipating according to 66% of young Spaniards, 62% of Portuguese and 61% of Italians, a figure that drops to 40% for Tunisia or Lebanon and 30% for Morocco.
In all the countries analyzed, Less than half of young people consider that they can cover their basic expenses well: from 42% in Spain to 25% in Lebanon. Furthermore, between 48% (Spain) and 70% (Tunisia) of young people consider that they do not have the capacity to save in the long term.