What do you think is the right age to move out?

I want to move out as soon as I graduate, but I wonder if that might be too young. I think I could do it, but I worry I might be too inexperienced, but then again life is about having and experience. Share your thoughts.

Answer #1

Whatever feels right to you. I don’t think you can ever be completely prepared for “life in the real world” until you get out there and do it.

Just be prepared its a huge responsibility, and not cheap. You will make mistakes to start with, but just learn from them. Only takes once or twice of nothing but PBJ for 2 weeks to remind you not to spend to much :(……still not very fond of PBJ.

But personally I moved out at 19. Found a girl I liked, and we started renting a house along with 2 other friends. Have to say it was quite a wild experience, and had more drama in those 2 years than the rest of my life put together….

Answer #2

In all honesty, I don’t think that there’s any perfect age. Obviously you don’t want to be living with your parents when you’re 30 or 40, but I think that the right time to move out entirely depends on how ready you are and where you’re at in life.

Resource wise, living on your own costs a lot of money. Before you move out, you need to figure out what your expenses will be. Knowing how to manage your money is an absolute must. You need to account for rent, electricity (if that’s not included), food, plus other necessities. Some people find that having a roommate helps, some don’t like it. I’m among one of those who’d rather live in a shoe box then rent with someone else. But it’s something to consider if you’d be going out there alone.

After you graduate from High School, what are your plans? College? If you will be going to college, living on campus or renting otherwise can be a great starter experience. You’ll be able to see how you’ll need to manage money and such, and for the first little while, asking your parents about the how-when-where kind of thing is a great help.

In any case, for myself, I moved to college when I was about 20. I lived with 2 roommates, and although I had some trouble with them, I found it to be an okay experience. I had fun, did my work, and I managed my money quite well (I calculated with what I had, didn’t overspend, etc). It was a little freaky at first, not going to lie, but I did good. =)

Answer #3

when you feel ready… typical age, 18

Answer #4

im 16, i moved out with my best friend about 6 months ago andd this past month ive been living alone, if your able to cook and clean and look affter yourself then go for it whenever your ready, just takes a little while to get used to it, i would advise anyone moving out in their teens to do it witha friend if possible, makes it easier and more fun! x

Answer #5

18 thats the right age will some people say 16 it depens on y do

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