Half of Filipinos spend more on payday meals – Survey
In a recent survey released by Lazada Market Intelligence on Tuesday, May 24, results show that nearly half of Filipinos spend more on food during payday.
Of the 345 respondents of the online survey conducted by Lazada, about 47% splurge more on a payday meal, compared to 42% who spend the same, and 11% who spend less.
Among the respondents who spend more, about 26% said that they use 50% more of their paychecks for a payday meal versus regular meals. Remaining 21% said that they spend twice for payday meals.
The survey also emphasized the widespread practice of generosity in the Filipino culture, and close family ties. More than half of the respondents said that their first paycheck was used to treat their family to lunch or dinner. The same is also the case for salary bonuses, with almost 38% of respondents saying the first thing they do upon bonus payouts is to they take their family out.
The survey also emphasized that this “blowout” tradition in our culture is so prevalent, that almost 20% of the actual respondents dread friends and family asking for payday treats.
Meanwhile, the survey also show that the rest of the earnings of Filipinos go to bills. 88% of the respondents said that utility bills take up the biggest portion of their salaries.