In 2018, the U.S. had the highest rate of new bed occupancy per capita among the 36 countries surveyed, according to a report by the Associated Press and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
That was followed by Mexico with 1.3 new beds per capita, the United Kingdom with 1,084 and France with 818.
There were similar numbers in Canada, where the national rate of 1,069 new beds was higher than the national average.
The report also noted that a majority of American adults aged 18 to 64 were sleeping in their homes, but that number was up in 2016 from the previous year.
In 2017, there were nearly 1.2 million more Americans living with roommates than there were in 2016, according the report.
The national average for this age group was 1,922, according a survey by The New York Times.
As the country is struggling with a large-scale recession, some of the problems experienced by young adults have prompted many to seek alternative ways to get around.
But not all young adults are willing to settle for the traditional bed and breakfast setup that many young people consider a “normal” way to spend their time.
In fact, the report notes that nearly half of young adults surveyed in 2018 said they would be willing to move out of their parent’s home and into a shared home with roommages if it was affordable and accessible.
That’s one reason the AP and CDC analyzed the housing costs of some of these young adults and the financial impact they had on their families.
The AP/CDC also found that some of those surveyed would like to have a more traditional home, such as a two-bedroom apartment, but those options are more expensive.
Some of the most expensive housing options were in New York City and Miami.
The median cost for a two bedroom apartment in New Jersey was $2,876, and in New Orleans, a two bed apartment in a condo cost $1,971.
Some people were also more willing to spend money on shared amenities like pool or fitness center, such that a two bath home in New Haven, Connecticut, for example, cost $2.5 million.
The average cost for two-bed apartments in Boston was $1.6 million.
In Washington, DC, the average cost was $5.5 per square foot.
The AP/CNNMoney survey of more than 5,000 adults was conducted in May, June and July.
The survey was conducted online by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The data are based on telephone interviews conducted May 15-18, 2018, and are weighted.
The poll was conducted by landline and cellphone interviews with a random sample of 669 adults.
The margin of sampling error for the total sample is +/-3 percentage points.