Three in four millennials are more than $100,000 in debt: report

Millennials on average spend nearly half of their monthly income, 47%, on housing alone

Updated: August 2, 2022 - 6:54pm

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A large majority of millennials have accumulated over $100,000 in debt outside of a mortgage, according to a recent study.

A study by Real Estate Witch found that 72% of millennials had some form of debt other than a mortgage and, on average, owed $117,000.

A majority of millennials in debt, 67%, had some form of credit card debt, averaging $5,349 while 48% had student loans, averaging $126,993.  Moreover, millennials on average spend nearly half of their monthly income, 47%, on housing alone.

President Joe Biden has explored cancelling student loan debt on a limited basis amid pushes from his party's progressive base to eliminate them entirely. In late June, the government settled a suit to cancel $6 billion in student loans for 200,000 students who claim the schools they attended defrauded them.

Millennials, meanwhile, must also bear the additional burdens of rising inflation and interest rates.

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