CNNGo has been a late comer to the world of the China Blogosphere but they are really a great source for info about Shanghai and Shanghainese.
One of their articles the other day really sheds light onto young Shanghainese and their motivations for getting married and motivations for not getting married or their motivations for waiting to get married.
In Shanghai a house equals marriage and marriage equals a house. But marriage in Shanghai doesn’t end with just a house:
“In a survey recently release by Tencent on pre-marriage costs in six major Chinese cities (the costs involved in buying a house, house decoration, home appliances, furniture, a car, a wedding banquet, the honeymoon and the cost of gift and dinner), Shanghai came top, costing an average of RMB 1.4 million per couple.”
Read more and find out the 4 reasons that Shanghainese are delaying marriage.