eHomemakers/ Mothers for Mothers carried out this survey towards the end of 2002. The survey participants were 1,076 working men and women in Kuala Lumpur/ Petaling Jaya, Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and the cyber community. This survey reveals the true financial cost of working full time outside the home.
Time spent commuting was converted into Ringgit (the Malaysian currency) according to the monetary value respondents place on the time factor. Each factor is evaluated as a percentage of the respondent’s monthly salary.
The main objective of this preliminary phase is to investigate the expenses incurred by people who go out to work, i.e. how much of their salaries actually go towards the cost of sustaining their working life. Time spent commuting was converted into Ringgit (the Malaysian currency) according to the value respondents place on this time factor. Each factor is evaluated as a percentage of monthly salary.
This survey highlights that a worker sacrifices almost 40% of his/ her monthly salary on fixed working expenses (i.e. Commuting, Time and Babysitting / Maid) and another 30% on self-maintenance (i.e. Working Attire, Office Meals, Cosmetics / Haircare) as a direct result of working outside the home, leaving only 30% for other expenses.
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