T20 Is B40? Is The Malaysian Income Classification Correct?


A video discussing the household income classification in Malaysia has surfaced on Twittersphere and netizens have a lot to say.

The 1-minute 30 seconds video has gained 1.7 million views with 130 comments from the netizens. The two speakers from the video discussed how the RM11,000 household income of married couples does not belong to the T20 group. According to them, paying for cars and the house instalment alone could slash half of the household income. What’s more, the need to feed a family of three could cost them RM100 a day, with take-out food, since the ability to cook is diminished after a hard day at work. Hypothetically, if the family has kids to be sent to daycare, that could easily knock them off RM1,500 to RM3,000 a month. All those do not include the basic utilities such as the electric bill, internet and etc. All in all, the lifestyle of a family could cost around RM10K.

At the end of the video, the speakers came to the conclusion that the economic situation of the T20s is actually worse than the B40s household income group.

The netizens in the comment section jumped right in telling how these T20 people should lower their lifestyle to an affordable one. For them, these people should make better choices and having 2 cars doesn’t sound like a good one. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.

So, are you team netizens or team speakers?

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