Most young Romans want to leave city

Most young Romans want to leave city
Two-thirds of young Romans said they were willing to leave the capital. Photo: Tom Godber/Flickr
Two thirds of Italians aged 18 to 29 are willing to leave the capital, considerably more than their older counterparts, a survey released on Thursday found.

Sixty-seven percent of young people said they were open to moving to abroad or to another city, against a backdrop of rising unemployment in Italy.

Overall, 41 percent of Romans said they were open to leaving the city, according to a survey by social research institute Censis.

Thirteen percent of respondents said they would move for work, while 11 percent said the possibility of having better public services would prompt them to move.

Eight percent saw the high cost of living in the capital as a reason to leave Rome. 

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