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Nurses’ Saving Awareness Survey 90% of nurses answered that they save money. Some people say, “I use an app that allows me to easily update my household accounts even after working a night shift.”

[Nurses’ Saving Awareness Survey] 90% of nurses answered that they save money. Some people say, “I use an app that allows me to easily update my household accounts even after working a night shift.”
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Press release: June 28, 2024
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[Nurses’ Saving Awareness Survey] 90% of nurses answered that they save money. Some people say, “I use an app that allows me to easily update my household accounts even after working a night shift.” *~“Nurses’ Saving Awareness Survey”~*
SOKKIN Co., Ltd. (Head office: 16F, D Tower Nishi-Shinjuku, 6-11-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Honma ) operates a comparison site for job change agents for nurses and provides job change support for nurses. Nurses are said to have a relatively high annual income, but in recent years the consumer price index has been rising year by year, and many people are conscious of saving money in their daily lives. What strategies do nurses use to save money amidst their often irregular lifestyle habits? In this survey, we investigated nurses’ saving circumstances.
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*Study summary*
・90% of nurses are conscious of saving money
・Most nurses save money on food, eating out/takeout
・The most common money saving technique among nurses is to “reduce utility costs.”
・The most common reason for saving money is “to save money.” This was followed by rising prices and low income.
・About 40% of nurses responded that their annual income was “3 million yen or more but less than 4 million yen”
・More than half of the responding nurses have less than 3 million yen in savings ・Leisure and entertainment are the most popular items for which people want to spend money.
・Many nurses spend money on leisure and entertainment to relieve stress. ・Most respondents (35%) said they were “not very satisfied” with their current income.

*Investigation background*
The Bank of Japan announced on June 12, 2024* The corporate goods price index in May was at a record high of 122.2*
As a result, rising prices are attracting attention domestically. Many people are trying to save money by making various changes in their daily lives. Nurses are no exception. How do nurses who work many night shifts and have difficulty living a regular life save money and what kind of things do they spend their money on?
Based on the results of an online survey conducted in June 2024, nurses were asked whether they were conscious of saving money, what items they were saving on, what they were doing to save money, and how much they were saving. We will tell you about your goals, current annual income, current savings, items you are spending money on, and whether you are satisfied with your current income.

*Investigation details*
“(Nurses only) Simple questionnaire on saving”
Investigate savings for nurses.
・Survey date: June 17, 2024 to June 20, 2024
・Survey method: Internet survey using the panel of Crowdworks Co., Ltd. ・Target: Current nurses
・Number of samples collected: 80 votes

* Investigation result*
* ■90% of nurses are conscious of saving money*
In response to the question “Q1. Are you usually conscious of saving money?” *51% answered “somewhat conscious”*
This was followed by 39% of respondents who said they were “very conscious.” It was found that 90% of the nurses who responded to the survey were conscious of saving money.
*   ■Most nurses save money on “food” and “eating out/take-out”* In response to the question “Q2. What kind of things do you save money on?” * “Food” was the most popular answer with 32 votes *
This was followed by “eating out/takeout” with 29 votes. There were also many other answers such as “electricity” and “daily necessities.” “Q2-2.
Please tell us in detail how you are saving money on the items you selected in question 2. In response to the question “(free
description)”, the following comments were made:

* [Food (excerpts below)] *
・* Since I work night shifts, I end up cutting corners and buying ready-made meals, but I try to cook for myself as much as possible. * (Female in her 40s)
・Bring a packed lunch if possible. (Female in her 20s)
– Shop on special sale days or days when points double. Earn points and purchase with points. Use coupons if you have them. (Female in her 30s)
・Buy in bulk once a week and aim to buy on sale days. I also try to plan my meals and avoid buying unnecessary items so that I don’t waste ingredients. They also use frozen storage to make food last longer. (Female in her 30s)

* [Eating out/Takeout (excerpts below)] *
・Do not participate in unnecessary drinking parties. (Female in her 30s) ・* I treat myself to eating out once a month.* (Late 30s)

* [Electricity (excerpts below)] *
・*Even if I have a night shift, I am careful not to leave the TV or lights on if I fall asleep*. (Female in her 40s)
– Utilize natural light during the day and use only the minimum amount of electricity at night. Also, *choose home appliances with high energy efficiency*
I make sure to turn off the power when not in use. (Female in her 30s)

* [Daily necessities (excerpts below)] *
・In order to save money on food and daily necessities, I use a household budget app to record my monthly expenses. The app has the ability to read receipts, *
You can easily update your household account book even after your night shift*. This allows us to identify wasteful spending and help us save money. (Female in her 20s)

* [Clothing/Fashion (excerpts below)] *
・Buy clothing and cosmetics at thrift stores. (Female in her 30s) ・*When it comes to clothing, I almost never buy new ones*
. I go to 2nd Street and purchase items based on their quality, price, and design. I feel that even Uniqlo is expensive, and when it comes to clothing, second-hand clothes are enough. (Male in his 40s)
・Basically, I try to buy things that are cheap and have good cost performance. Even if I want something, I try to think about it for a few days before buying instead of buying it on impulse. (Female in her 20s)

* [Luxurious items such as alcohol and sweets (excerpts below)] * ・I try to set aside a day once or twice a week where I can buy whatever alcohol I want. (Male in his 30s)
・I save money by only drinking alcohol on Wednesdays. (Male in his 30s) ・*I try to reduce the amount of alcohol I drink and buy cheaper sweets*. (Male in his 40s)

* [Water supply (excerpts below)] *
・We contract with the same company for gas and electricity and use a set discount. (Female in her 20s)
・*The leftover water from the bath is used for the vegetable garden and is also used for the toilet sink*. (Male in his 30s)
– Conserve water by using water-saving shower heads. (Male in his 30s)

* [Gasoline (excerpts below)] *
・Choose a car with good fuel efficiency and use gas to the minimum necessary. (Male in his 50s)
・I try to drive eco-friendly (avoid driving in a hurry). (Male in his 40s) ・*Gasoline has been expensive lately, so I’m trying to save money by not traveling far*. (Male in his 30s)

* [Leisure/Entertainment (excerpts below)] *
・*I try not to travel*. (Male in his 50s)

■The most common money-saving technique used by nurses is to reduce utility costs.
In response to the question “Q3. What are you doing to save money?” * “Reducing utility costs” and “Reducing wasteful spending” were the most popular responses with a tie of 30 votes*
This is the result. The next most popular responses were “choose cheap products” and “use points and coupons,” with 29 votes. *   ■The most common reason for saving money is “to save money.” This was followed by rising prices and low income*
In response to the question “Q4. What is the purpose of saving money?” * 46 respondents answered “Because I want to save money”, the highest number at 60% of the total *
I went up to This was followed by 22 votes for “Because prices are high” and 15 votes for “Because my income is low.”

* ■About 40% of the nurses who responded answered that their annual income was “3 million yen or more but less than 4 million yen”* In response to the question “Q5. What is your current annual income?” * 39% answered “more than 3 million yen but less than 4 million yen” * This was followed by 29% of respondents who answered “more than 4 million yen but less than 5 million yen.”
While the average salary for nurses announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2024 is 5.08 million yen,* more than 80% of the nurses who responded to the survey had an annual income below the average*
I found out that it is.

■More than half of the responding nurses have less than 3 million yen in savings In response to the question “Q6. How much do you currently have in savings?” * 30% answered “more than 1 million yen but less than 3 million yen” *
This was followed by “less than 1 million” at 24%.

* ■Leisure and entertainment are the most popular items for which people want to spend money*
In response to the question “Q7. What do you want to spend money on?”* “Leisure/Entertainment” was the most popular answer with 22 votes* This was followed by “Education” with 17 votes and “Food” with 13 votes.

■Many nurses spend money on leisure and entertainment to relieve stress. In response to the question “Q7-2. Please tell us the reasons for the items you would like to spend money on. (Free description)”, the following responses were made.

* [Leisure/Entertainment (excerpts below)] *
・I want to spend money on hobbies because they help relieve stress. (Female in her 20s)
・You can take a breather and change your mood. They believe that the experiences gained through leisure and entertainment are worth more than money, so they want to enjoy themselves without saving money. (Female in her 30s)
・Because I don’t know what life will hold, *I want to cherish every day I get to spend with my children*. (Female in her 30s)
・*Because it is an item that leads to motivation in living*. (Woman in her 30s)

* [Education (excerpts below)] *
・I think you have to learn anything because new knowledge is necessary, and it is necessary in your profession. (Female in her 50s) ・*Education has future returns*. (Male in his 50s)
・I am doing my lessons. I’m learning what I like, so I try to spend money on what I like. (Male in his 30s)
・*I don’t feel like spending money on children at all*. (Woman in her 30s)

* [Food (excerpts below)] *
・Because I just love eating. (Male in his 30s)
・Because we believe that you can maintain your health by choosing high-quality foods. Especially* after a busy work day, I try to eat a nutritionally balanced meal*
. (Female in her 20s)
・I want to spend money on food. We believe it is important to consider the health of your family and choose fresh, high-quality ingredients. In particular, * I want to provide nutritious meals to children * Therefore, we do not compromise on ingredients. (Female in her 30s)

* [Eating out/Takeout (excerpts below)] *
・When I play with friends, I don’t want to worry about money. (Male in his 20s)

* [Clothing/Fashion (excerpts below)] *
・*Because the people around me have a high sense of aesthetics and I buy a lot of things*. (Female in her 20s)
・My appearance stands out, so I want to look as cool as possible. (Male in his 40s)
・I just want to be fashionable. (Female in her 20s)

* [Aesthetic medicine (excerpts below)] *
・*Cosmetic medicine is worth spending money*
I feel that. As I get older, I think it’s important to maintain my appearance, so I regularly visit a beauty clinic. This also gives me confidence. (Female in her 40s)
・If you don’t wear your nails or eyelash extensions, your life won’t be vibrant. (Female in her 20s)

* [Electricity (excerpts below)] *
・*Make home appliances and lighting smart*
This allows remote operation and scheduling. For example, installing smart climate control and lighting systems can provide both comfort and savings. (Male in his 20s)
・I think it’s worth spending money on electricity. In particular, I try not to save too much electricity for things like air conditioning and heating to keep my family comfortable. *
I believe that this is a necessary expense* to maintain good health. (Female in her 30s)

* [Luxurious items such as alcohol and sweets (excerpts below)] * ・I love alcohol, so I definitely don’t want to cut back on it. (Female in her 30s)

* [Water supply (excerpts below)] *
・I have a tendency to be a germophobe, so I wash my hands often, and I want to be particular about my skin care. (Female in her 20s) *   ■Most respondents answered that they were “not very satisfied” with their current income, 35%*
In response to the question “Q8. Are you satisfied with your current income?”* 35% answered “not very satisfied”*
This was followed by 33% who said they were “very satisfied.”

* ■Through this survey*
In this survey, we found that 90% of the nurses who responded were conscious of saving money, and among them, many were saving money on food and spending money on leisure and entertainment. In addition, more than 80% of the nurses who responded had below-average annual incomes, highlighting the current situation in which they are forced to save money because while global prices are rising, their salaries are not. SOKKIN Co., Ltd. will continue to listen closely to the voices of the field and strive to further improve our services, hoping that nurses can work in a better working environment.

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Company name: SOKKIN Co., Ltd.
Establishment date: April 7, 2021
Representative name: Honma
Address: 16th floor, D Tower Nishi-Shinjuku, 6-11-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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