Malaysian Chinese spend 20% of salary on household expenditures on average

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Malaysian Chinese couples have expressed themselves as willing to share their joys and sorrows together and 70% of the surveyed are willing to share in paying off a spouse's debt.

Everyone has a different approach to filial piety, the primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one's parents and elderly family members. How much money do Malaysian Chinese, who place a very high value in filial piety, allocate monthly to expenses related to the home? The dating app SweetRing revealed the results of an online survey directed towards the demographic, showing that Malaysians of Chinese ancestry spend on average one fifth of their salary on household expenditures. Malaysian Chinese couples are quite willing to share everything with each other as they go through thick and thin, and that includes helping out the spouse or a member of the spouse's family who finds themselves in debt. Seventy percent of those surveyed are willing to share in paying off the spouse's debt.

Over 90% of husbands support their parents financially after marriage and 60% of wives insist that the same be done for the wife's parents.

Is it acceptable for you if your spouse supports only his or her parents financially after marriage? More than 90% of husbands said yes, but wives did not agree. Up to 60% of wives noted that a husband also should support his wife's parents financially. The results suggest that a couple should discuss their positions on filial piety early on and get their respective parents' viewpoints on the subject before the wedding in a move to avoid marital conflicts with the topic of money after marriage.

The dating app SweetRing interviewed 500 men and 500 women online.