This picture says the data regarding the pay scale and economical margin on their usual life in Asian countries.
The following is the translation of this picture.
*Currency exchange rate is the one as of January 26th, 2015.
[Average Monthly Income, conversion to JPY(Japanese Yen)]
Singapore: 350,000 Japanese Yen
South Korea: 250,000 Japanese Yen
Japan: 220,000 Japanese Yen
China: 160,000 Japanese Yen
Malaysia: 130,000 Japanese Yen
India: 100,000 Japanese Yen
Thailand: 100,000 Japanese Yen
Indonesia: 80,000 Japanese Yen
Philippines: 60,000 Japanese Yen
Vietnam: 50,000 Japanese Yen
[Percentage of the people who had a economical margin on their usual life in the latest past 1 year, against the total national population, i.e.during their life in 2014]
South Korea: 34%
India: Over 80%
This percentage means ‘high score country has an economical margin on their usual life, low score does not have such an economical margin so much’.
Then, you can see ‘Life in Japan’ is extremely tough, because this data says Japanese usual life’s economical margin is the lowest among these Asian countries. The average salary looks like very rich, but the life cost & total taxes are incredible high also in Japan, as a result you can not get enough economical margin on your usual life, you have to work like a cart-horse every time in Japan……like a slave of companies……
If you can earn 100,000 Japanese Yen per month in India, you can have a minimum standard good life without strong economise. But in Japan, even if you can earn 220,000 Japanese Yen per month, you have to economise your life expenses very strongly, otherwise you will be easy to fall into the underclasses people……