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Researchers are best savers in Singapore: survey

(Xinhua)

13:33, January 18, 2012

SINGAPORE, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Researchers turned out to be the thriftiest spenders in Singapore, with 56.7 percent of them saving more than 20 percent of their monthly income, a latest survey showed.

The results of the online survey by jobs portal JobsCentral also showed that Consultants and business development professionals are among the thriftiest spenders, too, with 50 percent and 47.7 percent of them saving more than 20 percent of their monthly income, respectively.

About 66.3 percent of the workers in Singapore save less than 20 percent of their monthly income, according to the results of the survey that covered 2,278 respondents.

Interestingly, the majority of both those who earned less than 1,000 Singapore dollars (781 U.S. dollars) a month and those who earned 10,000 Singapore dollars a month said they save 10 to 20 percent of their monthly income.

In comparison, the top three worst savers are from job functions such as event management, public relations and sales.

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