This Map Shows The Average Marrying Age Around The World

This Map Shows The Average Marrying Age Around The World

Curious as to what age people tie the knot in different countries around the world? This informative map, produced by Pricenomics, should offer a pretty good answer:

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The map, which uses data provided by the United Nations, shows the average age -- by country -- at which people get hitched.

"The biggest differentiator of marriage age seems to be a country's income, with people in developed countries marrying later," writes the price comparison website of the data. "Nordic countries and Western Europe rank among the highest for mean age at marriage at above 30 years. Afghanistan has one of the lowest at 20.2 years."

In the United States, the average marrying age for women is 26.9 and for men it's 29.8, per a 2011 report by the Pew Research Center.

However, though people seem to be waiting later to get hitched in many countries around the globe, marriage still seems to be a popular life choice in most places.

"In all but a dozen or so countries, 80 percent of men and women have been married by age 49, and even more people commit to comparable or similar 'consensual unions,'" Priceonomics writes.

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