The Advantages and Disadvantages of Living with your parents

Home ownership is probably one of the things that so many people have longed about. Why not! There are so many perks of owning your own house and not depending too much on your parents or relatives. However, it is also a reality that having your own house is difficult. There are so many costs to pay and not to mention that if your job is not stable, then you will have a difficulty of paying things off. So for most people, staying with their parents is the best choice even if they are already working professionals or for some even after marriage.

Now the question is, “Should I still stay with my parents? Or should I move out?”

These questions can be answered if you know the advantages and disadvantages of staying with your parents.


The first advantage of living with your parents is the fact that you can save money. For one, you do not have to pay for any rental or you do not have to pay for the monthly fees for your own house. Aside from that, if you own a house, you have to pay for the repairs like a broken toilet or sink. However, if you are in your parents’ house, these things are never of your concern. If this is the case, you can use your money for something better.

Moreover, another advantage of living with your parents is the fact that you can eat home cooked meals. Most parents do not like to buy fast food rather they want healthy prepared foods at home. If this is the case, you can eat healthy food, and best is you do not have to pay for your groceries every month.


However, in reality, living with parents has some disadvantages as well. For one, you cannot have your private space. Since it is your parents’ house, you have to respect it which means, bringing visitors in and out could be a little bit difficult.

You have to always live by the norms and rules of a house that is not yours. Making your own rule would simply be very rude for them. Since it is their house, everything should go by their rule, and this includes doing household chores.

Lastly, you will most of the time feel that you are not free to do so many things. Even if most of the times your parents will say, that what’s theirs is yours, this simply would not happen. You cannot even watch your favorite TV show while they are around because they will simply watch their favorite show first then yours.

In summary, living with somebody especially your parents is a good idea especially when you are still young, however, as you grow older, moving out is the best option. If you live alone and if you decide to have your own house, you are free to do things, but you have to be responsible especially in paying out your property.