Length of time of emergency fund coverage of U.S. family expenses 2018

For how many months would your emergency fund cover your family's expenses?

Length of time of emergency fund coverage of U.S. family expenses 2018 This statistic presents the length of time of emergency fund coverage of family expenses in the United States in 2018. In that year, 75 percent of the respondents admitted that that their emergency fund would cover their family expenses for less than six months.
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For how many months would your emergency fund cover your family's expenses?

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Share of respondents
One month or less27%
Two months20%
Three months18%
Four months7%
Five months3%
Six months9%
Seven to twelve months7%
More than twelve months8%
Share of respondents
One month or less27%
Two months20%
Three months18%
Four months7%
Five months3%
Six months9%
Seven to twelve months7%
More than twelve months8%
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This statistic presents the length of time of emergency fund coverage of family expenses in the United States in 2018. In that year, 75 percent of the respondents admitted that that their emergency fund would cover their family expenses for less than six months.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 16 to January 23, 2018
Number of respondents
471 respondents
Method of interview
Online survey
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