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Our reporter Guan Xin took to the streets, to find out how locals feel about their income and the rising cost of living. Let's take a look.
Mr. Cao said "The growth of salary cannot match the speed. A 7 to 8 percent increase in salary cannot be reached. Some companies might offer such an increase, but not most."
Mr. Sun said "There is no increase or decrease in my salary. Except for some summer allowance and transport subsidy... they rose. Otherwise it stayed the same."
Ms. Huang said "There is no increase in salary. Maybe some high-income people have higher incomes. But we ordinary workers don't have increases in salary."
Mr. Chen said "I think the salary is growing slower than the economic growth. And the consumer price level is also outpacing the salary increase."
Ms. Li said "The pressure comes from home purchases, and children's education."
Ms. Sun said "I haven't bought a home yet, so I feel OK. If I bought a home, that would be a big burden."
Mr. Cao said "One thing is children's education. Another is housing. These two burdens are heaviest."
Mr. Chen said "Housing is a comparatively high cost. It is followed by Health care spending, such as going to the hospital. In the future, raising children and caring for the old will also cost a lot."