Apparently, renters are a well-rested bunch. According to a brand new evaluation from Apartment List, renters sleep a beneficiant 8.four hours each night time—a whopping 85 extra hours a year than owners get.
But that’s not the one perk of non-ownership, in accordance with the study. Renters additionally spend extra time on socialization, leisure and leisure actions and—even higher—they clear much less and spend fewer minutes on chores, too.
In whole, renters spend a median of three.5 hours a day on socializing and leisure, with TV taking up greater than half of that.
Though it’s simple to dismiss the stats as a distinction in existence or household sizes (owners are sometimes extra more likely to have kids than renters), the evaluation considered that, too. When evaluating renters with kids to owners with kids, renters nonetheless received out, spending extra time on sleep and leisure and fewer on work and family chores.
Overall, essentially the most noticeable disparity appeared within the house responsibilities space.
As Apartment List’s Housing Economist Chris Salvati put it, “The biggest gap between renters and homeowners is in the household activities category, with renters spending an average of 23 fewer minutes per day on these tasks. While this may not seem like a huge amount of time, it adds up to 141 hours over the course of a year. In other words, homeowners spend the equivalent of 3.5 additional 40-hour work weeks taking care of their homes.”
What precisely are the chores consuming up a lot of house owners’ time? That’d be garden care (48.6 extra hours per year than renters), upkeep and repairs (30.four extra hours), cleansing (18.25 extra hours) and meals prep (18.25 extra hours).
It’s not all dangerous to be a home-owner, although. According to the evaluation, commute occasions are shorter for homeowners than renters, and owners additionally work much less—about 24 fewer hours on the workplace throughout the year.