Most of my friends are renting right now. And even then, they can only afford it because they have a buddy or girlfriend living with them to split the bills. One friend in particular, his rent is $700 a month. And there's places in my country that costs $2000+ a month to rent. Houses seem to be $150K+ Just a regular house. So yeah, unless you and the person living with you make decent money, it's hard. I can't live on my own.