月薪多少女生才覺得幸福? 26歲男登門求婚遭拒 | How much money is needed to get married and start a family?

近日一名網友在 PTT 貼出朋友的故事,說朋友的女友最近懷孕,雖然他朋友到女方家跪了 2 天,對方爸爸卻怎樣也不肯把女兒嫁給他朋友,嫌棄他沒錢,說他朋友給不了他女兒一個家。原 PO 說他朋友 26 歲、月薪 5 萬、工作穩定、有車,讓原 PO 不禁想問「月薪到底要多少,女生才會覺得幸福?」 

TAIPEI (The China Post) – A netizen recently shared a story on PTT, the largest terminal-based bulletin board system based in Taiwan, about his friend whose girlfriend is pregnant. The man, surnamed Huang, has asked his girlfriend’s father for his approval to marry but the latter refused, saying that Huang has no money and he wouldn’t be able to start a family. The deadlock has left Huang wonder: he’s 26 years old; he already has a stable job that pays NT$50,000 a month, and a car. How much is enough, for him to marry the girl he loves? 

這個消息一出就引發網友大發議論,因為原 PO 的朋友已經負責平常所有開銷,反觀他朋友 25 歲的女友,月薪不到 3 萬元,整天就是出國玩、買包包,每個月都把錢花光光。 

The story soon made a splash over PTT, triggering discussions among netizens as Huang is already paying for the couple’s daily expenses and all his girlfriend does is spend, spend, and spend. Her monthly salary is lower than NT$30,000 and she spends all her money on traveling and buying designer bags. 

女友的行徑讓網友大翻白眼,並說,「不可能剛當完兵就 50K,後面肯定會越存越多吧,原來結婚條件這麼高,難怪大家不敢結婚」。 

Many netizens just rolled their eyes and commented: “It’s impossible to have 50K when you just graduated and finished the military service. You can always earn more in the future. Nowadays the standard is twisted. No wonder so many people don’t marry.” 

但也有部分網友認為男方真的需要再加油,「現代結婚 100 萬是基本盤」、「撐起一個家一年 300 萬跑不掉,這是要住婆家、還岳家?」、「結婚前後的錢和蜜月的錢準備好了嗎」。 

However, some also think that Huang should just persist and work harder. “The basic amount is NT$1 million,” someone wrote. “You need at least NT$3 million to have a family. With this amount of salary, does he want to live with the parents-in-law?” “Does he even have the money for the wedding and honeymoon though?” other netizens wrote.