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Don’t think that if you grow up in China, you must have the Chinese idea of ​​spending money; don’t believe that if you live in Australia for a long time, you can integrate into the Australian consumer culture...Perhaps you in China have been living an Australian life, but you who call Australia "home" have been living a Chinese life.

The following describesTypical "points" that Australians and Chinese spend money in their lives... take a good look, don't knowAre you Chinese or Australian at heart?

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Australians’ homes are “family”, not Chinese “houses”

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The Australian home emphasizes the family relationship between family members. No matter what kind of home you live in, whether you need to move frequently or not, as long as the family relationship between family members is eternal, it is the most worthy thing to show off... Therefore,Australians are accustomed to renting a house, not to "buy a house" as their first choice.But in the eyes of the Chinese, the home not only emphasizes the affection between family members, but also emphasizes the appearance of the residence itself. Compared with Australians, Chinese people are more inclined to buy houses rather than rent.

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In the past 30 years of China’s reform and opening up, the biggest improvement in people’s lives is the change in the housing situation: the past three generations of people squeezing a room has been difficult to see, and the housing ownership rate has been rising year by year.According to statistics released by China, the housing ownership rate of urban residents is 80%, and some cities have reached 90%. In contrast, the latest relevant data in Australia shows that the housing ownership rate of residents is 65%, even higher than the 69% ten years ago. % Dropped by four percentage points!

The first task of young people in China after work is to buy a house, but they often rely on their parents to pay, especially those boys who live in big cities. It is difficult to marry a wife without a house.AndAustraliaThe majority of young people in Europe do not buy a house. Many people regard "35" as their age to buy a house; most young Australians do not rely on their parents to buy a house, but instead use the money they save to pay the first payment and then pay in installments 30 About years.

Compared with the Chinese, Australians take "house" lightly. of course,Australians will also consider buying large houses, but mostly because of their living needs;The reason why Chinese people like to buy big houses is not only the need for life, but also the motivation to show off their wealth. The Chinese will regard owning big houses and luxury houses as a symbol of "wealth"; Australians regard housing as a warm "nest", and the size of the house is not directly related to whether there is money.

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The Australian car is "tool for riding" (transit tool), not the Chinese "social status" (social status)

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Australians don’t take ownership of a car seriously. No matter what type of car or brand, it is nothing more than a means of transportation... Therefore,The first car that many Australians bought was a used car.As long as you have a few thousand Australian dollars, you can become a "car owner". However, the term "used car" is not a hot search term in the Chinese car buying guide.

But in the eyes of Chinese people, what kind of car a person drives and what brand of car means that TA has a corresponding social status. Some Chinese people also believe that cars can sometimes explain a person's social status more clearly than housing. Those who drive Mercedes-Benz or BMW are either rich or expensive;In Australia, most of the people who drive Mercedes-Benz and BMW belong to the middle class, even the rich who drive cars worth tens of thousands of Australian dollars.

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Australians save money "for myself" (for themselves), not "for next generation" of Chinese people (for the next generation)

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Australians believe that raising their children until they are 18 years old will fulfill their parents' duties;Although Australian parents have the responsibility to raise their children, their children are not legally responsible for raising their parents...So Australians start to save pension money from the first day of work. The purpose of saving money is to plan for their future pension.And Chinese people save money more for their children to lead a worry-free life in the future, especially for those families with sons. If they don’t save money, what kind of capital will they use to marry a wife in the future? ! Parents give their children all their life savings, and when they grow old, they can only hope that their children can be filial and help the elderly.

People all over the world know that the Chinese are rich! Why? Because Chinese people are used to saving money and have a lot of deposits! When consuming, Chinese people like to bid cash directly,Australians are used to paying by credit card.

Besides, when it comes to spending money to "catch up with the trend", Australians do their own way.The Chinese compare each other. In this era dominated by mobile phones, "no mobile phone" is unbelievable in the eyes of Chinese people; you buy Apple, I fight Samsung, even the elderly have joined the "mobile phone family"...Although mobile phones are updated very quickly , But the Chinese must keep up! However, when Australians buy mobile phones, they are more concerned with the price or the service charges of the telecom operators to choose a more economical mobile phone to use; some elderly people do not have a mobile phone until now, but use a family landline.

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Australians eat "no waste" instead of Chinese "showing off richness"

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Australians are applauded when the standard of "inviting guests to dinner" is "no leftovers";But in the eyes of the Chinese, the more vegetables left, the more hospitable the host is.

The Chinese pay attention to lavish "eating", as long as they entertain guests, they have to order a full table. Only when everyone has enough food and food, does it appear that the host is sincere and generous; while in Australia, if the host is indiscriminate A large table full of dishes will not leave a good impression on the guests, but will be mistaken for the owner’s “low taste” or “problem with the mind”.

In addition, Chinese people like to use the tableware they are using to pick up dishes for the guests to show their special care. Australians must use communal tableware when picking dishes for guests to avoid the most sensitive hygiene issues; however,Australians seldom serve their customers with food. One is not sure what they like to eat, and the other is that they are worried that they will be embarrassed because they cannot eat.

Although it is necessary to eliminate the extravagance and waste in eating, the editor of Wei Australia must admit: it is the Chinese people who eat more aggressively!

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Australians wear "function" (practical) instead of Chinese "brand" (brand)

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Australians are more practical about "wearing clothes and hats", and are not so sensitive to clothing brands.But "good clothes" in the eyes of the Chinese are not only practical, but more importantly, the brand it belongs to.

Faced with the clothes from big fashion brands, the Chinese people always admire them, and always seek to buy a few "latest styles" for themselves to add the finishing touch. Before the world famous brands, the practicality of clothing is not the focus of the measurement standard; although the price is high, as long as you save a little in your daily life, you can still afford it.AndThe temptation of big fashion brands for Australians is whether they have discounts;Many Australians like to buy brand-name clothes at discounted prices in specialty stores during the annual shopping season. As for whether it is the "latest" or "limited edition", let's talk about it! So they all say "Tu-Ao, Tu-Ao"... There is a reason why Australians seem to be very local!

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Australians travel for "experience" (experience), not for Chinese "shopping"

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When traveling,Australians tend to experience experiential tourism, and they like to feel the difference between local nature and humanities, so that they can open their eyes;Although the Chinese also like to feel the different worlds outside, they prefer to spend a considerable part of their time shopping in the local area. The goods they buy involve various famous brands and big names.

Therefore, the cost of Australians traveling in China is much lower than that of Chinese traveling in Australia, because Australian traveling is just traveling, and shopping is just to buy some special products or souvenirs. It is precisely because the Chinese have a very strong desire for consumption and purchasing power that many countries around the world have provided more convenient tourist visa policies for Chinese tourists, in order to wait for the Chinese to help their country revitalize the economy!

Gifts

Australians gave "blessings" (blessings) instead of Chinese "culture"

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Australians "giving gifts" express blessings,And "gifting" is a kind of culture in the eyes of Chinese people.

There are countless reasons for the Chinese to give gifts. Gifts for weddings and weddings, gifts for children on full moon, gifts for moving to a new house, gifts for someone to do business, or gifts... Australians do not give gifts to civil servants; gifts for relatives, friends and colleagues are mostly on Christmas During the festival, a small gift and a greeting card are enough, as long as it makes people feel good.

Treat children

Australians seek to make their children "be happy", not the Chinese "mompetition"

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On the issue of "education of children",Australians seek to make children happy,The Chinese are afraid of letting their children lose at the starting line.

In the eyes of the Chinese, the child is always the trump card in family life. Whoever loses can not lose the child; Chinese parents are willing to spend money on their children, and they start from the moment they are born... The children must attend classes from school. Parents have to spend a lot of money for this class and that class later.Australians rarely let their children participate in various tuition classes after school;On the contrary, they like to "stock" their children and let them do what they are interested in. In short, happiness is the most important thing!


In summary, dear... Are you Chinese or Australian in your heart?

The article is reproduced from "WeAustralia"

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