A COUPLE who spend only 11 percent of their monthly wages have become a hot Internet topic among young Chinese.
In an online post, Guo Hao said he and his wife, both in their 20s, save the majority of their income.
"My wife and I earn 9,000 yuan (US$1,428) a month together. We only spend 1,000 yuan monthly and save about 90,000 yuan in a year," wrote Guo, living in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.
They bought a small apartment with a loan covered by a government housing fund, meaning there is no extra expense. They live near work, which saves on transport costs, and buy clothes from street vendors and online shops.
The Chinese are known for saving. However, driven by soaring rents and other living expenses, many young city-dwellers in China find it hard to save money. A nickname, "moonlight tribe," has been created for such people whose pockets are empty at the end of every month.
Others also question whether it is appropriate to rely on parents so much. "Dinners at the parents' house every weekend?" said microblogger Heideshanliang. "It is a bit shameful for adults, who are supposed to support their parents, to still depend on them financially."