New survey shows healthy living costs more in Singapore, compared to Hong Kong and Malaysia

The Straits Occasions

Healthy living doesn’t appear to be for everybody, particularly when it costs more to lead a healthy life-style in Singapore.

A survey carried out by Manulife throughout Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines has discovered that Singapore is the most costly nation out of the 4 to lead a healthy life-style.

On common, Singaporeans spend a median of S$406 a month on healthy living, S$202 of which is spent on train gear and courses. Additionally they spend a median of S$184 on contemporary groceries month-to-month, the best determine of all 4 international locations.

Manulife Singapore

As compared, well being junkies in the opposite international locations surveyed spend much less on healthy living, with these in Hong Kong spending S$389, whereas these in Malaysia fork out S$335.

Manulife Singapore

Maybe it’s due to this that Singaporeans have been additionally least seemingly to need to spend on healthy meals, with simply 22 per cent indicating willingness to achieve this.

Manulife Singapore

Though a lot of the 1,000 Singapore respondents stated they tried to eat and drink healthily as usually as potential, 52 per cent stated they discovered it more costly to make more healthy meals selections, and ended up selecting much less healthy meals when consuming out as a result of it’s tastier, cheaper and more filling.

Manulife Singapore

And whereas 4 out of 5 Singaporeans selected to keep healthy mentally and bodily via basic on a regular basis actions resembling strolling up the steps, one in three hoped to earn money again as a reward for selecting a more healthy life-style.

Manulife Singapore

Manulife Singapore revealed these outcomes on Tuesday (Jan 16), on the launch of its ManulifeMOVE programme, which affords $50 cashback for coverage holders who handle to clock a median of 10,000 steps a day for six months.

The research surveyed a complete of four,000 members aged 21-65 in the 4 international locations, with age, gender, month-to-month family revenue and ethnicity taken into consideration to be a consultant pattern of every market’s total inhabitants.

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