Ohio Parents Willing to Pay $500+ to Get Away from Their Kids, Partner

But our surrounding states are even more desperate for an escape, it turns out.

click to enlarge Is this what parenting is supposed to feel like? - Photo: Claudia Wolff, Unsplash
Photo: Claudia Wolff, Unsplash
Is this what parenting is supposed to feel like?


Parents who want to escape their families just might be willing to pay big bucks.

During the Indoor Times (thanks, coronavirus), family members have been pushed together for longer than most people normally can tolerate, so it’s no wonder that parents are craving a break.

Real estate service ISoldMyHouse.com surveyed more than 3,000 people in February to find out how much parents would be willing to pay for some time away from home.

Apparently, they’re ready to fork over some serious moolah. Parents in Ohio told ISoldMyHouse they’d spend $585.31 to leave their partner and kids for a week. Folks in Kentucky are a little less spendy, forking over just $453.75. Both are below the national average of $873.

But our surrounding states are even more desperate for an escape, it turns out. Pennsylvania parents are willing to spend $890.05 for a week of alone time, while those in Indiana would cough up $661.67, and adults in Michigan would spend $592.17.

And in West Virginia, burned-out parents are willing to spend a whopping $2,448 to get away from it all for a week — the highest in the country.

Parents also understandably are up for spending money on ways to make the Indoor Times more tolerable. A third of survey respondents say they want a home gym, while 23% wish for an adult’s-only retreat, according to an emailed press release. Nearly half say that their next home must include COVID-friendly amenities like a dedicated space where they can work from home.

Learn more at ISoldMyHouse.com.

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