Indian families for International students for $500 a month in host families
Indians are willing to pay more than $500 per month for the privilege of staying with their foreign friends in India, according to a new study.
Indian families are willing “to pay $50,000 per month to stay with a foreign host family for one year”, said a survey by research firm Demos.
This is a substantial increase from a few years ago when families paying that much would have been hard pressed to find anyone willing to move to a host family.
The report said the increase in the number of Indians willing to make the move has been driven by a rise in demand for host families and by the growing popularity of cheap airfare, cheap hotel rooms and cheap accommodations in major cities.
It said Indian families are also “increasingly willing to spend a large portion of their income on host families, often for less than $50 a month, and are now willing to shell out $200 to $300 per month in additional expenses such as travel expenses and accommodation”.
“This is largely due to the increasing number of Indian students who are looking for host family accommodation,” said Demos India co-founder and chief executive, Jyotirmoy Roy.
“In the past few years, demand for affordable host families has grown exponentially.
India is the world’s largest exporter of cheap host family housing and many of the new Indian families who are willing and able to move are already on the housing ladder.”
The report also found that the share of Indian households who are able to pay for host housing increased from 12% in 2013 to 19% in 2015, while the share who are unable to do so fell from 16% to 14%.
The survey found that more than one-third of Indian families were willing to offer up their house as a host house for a friend or family member, up from 30% in 2012.
A quarter of Indian people (26%) were willing or able to spend an extra $1,000 to have a friend move in with them.
The proportion who said they could not afford such a move dropped to 20% in 2014.
The proportion of Indian adults who would be willing to host their own family in host housing fell from 31% in 2010 to 25% in 2016.
Demos also found a small but significant increase in Indian people who would not be willing or willing to live in host homes for friends or family members, from 5% in 2011 to 10% in 2017.
However, the survey did not look at whether Indian people were willing (or able) to live with foreign families who do not have a visa, such as tourists or students.
The research group said it expects that the trend will continue and that more and more Indian people will be moving to host families.
“The fact that Indian households are willing/available to move with a friend in host family means that they are also more willing to be part of the host family,” said Roy.
In 2015, an Indian woman moved to a $500 host family in the US, while an Indian man lived with his family for a year in an Indian host family with a visa.
Roy said India has a huge number of students, with the number attending the University of California Berkeley rising from 12,000 in 2014 to 19,000 last year.
“This new influx of students will add pressure on Indian immigration laws, and the government will need to act soon to deal with the increase of student numbers and the increasing supply of housing,” he said.
“The government should also introduce a requirement that a host host family member has a valid visa before the Indian can stay in the host home.
The government should therefore consider extending a host home to Indian students and their families so that they do not need to obtain a visa to live there.”
The survey also asked if people who have a child or partner with an Indian student would be able to live on their own in host accommodation.
The survey of 1,049 Indian adults, aged 18 to 65, showed that 46% of them said yes, while 37% said no.
This was down from 58% in 2008.
More on India:The Demos report also said that the number and percentage of Indian-born students living with their parents has increased from 3% in 2009 to 4% in 2020.
“In 2015 and 2016, India has the highest number of foreign-born children in their family at over 40% and over 40%, respectively,” Roy said.
“This trend is not only reflected in the numbers of foreign students in India.
It is also reflected in rising numbers of Indian nationals living with parents in host-family accommodation.”
Demos India’s Roy said the rise in foreign students living in host houses is partly driven by the rise of the Indian diaspora, with a growing number of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and other Asian students moving to the US.
“They are coming from countries where they are not allowed to stay, but are able and willing