You’re right. Around here a kid would have to get several roommates in order to move out on their own. When I was in my late teens, early 20s, my friends and I all had our own little apartments, some kind of reliable little car, and entry level jobs. We didn’t live like queens, but we made it. We even had a bit of spending money and were able to go out and have fun now and then. Things are SO different now.