Regional comparison on monthly salary expectation for ideal lover in China 2019

Young Chinese people living in more developed cities tend to have higher expectations for their dating partner's monthly income. According to a survey on the dating culture among the post-1995 generation in China conducted in 2019, around 59 percent of the single respondents from Shanghai stated that they wanted their future partner to earn more than 10,000 yuan a month. In the same survey, about 52 percent of the respondents from Beijing shared the same view. In 2018, the average monthly salary amounted to around 6,871.8 yuan in China.

Share of respondents who expected a partner with a monthly income above 10,000 yuan in China as of August 2019, by region

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

as of August 2019

Number of respondents

18,106 respondents

Special properties

only among single people; excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.14 U.S. dollars and 0.13 euros (as of March 2020).

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