Shanghai's per capita disposable人均可支配 income topped the country in the first half of this year, reaching 达到 40,357 yuan ($6219.01), according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. Beijing and Zhejiang rounded out the top three.
Shanghai is the only Chinese region that saw its per capita disposable income exceed 40,000 yuan第一个人均四万元可支配收入的地区, China News Service reported.
Meanwhile, Beijing's figure 的数据为 hit 38,138 yuan, rising 10.3 percent year-on-year in nominal 名义上 terms . This represented an actual 实际 increase of 9.8 percent yearly after deducting 扣除 price factors 因素, with average growth at 4.4 percent in the last two years平均两年增长4.4%.
Eastern China's Zhejiang province ranked third, with per capita disposable income reaching 30,998 yuan.
There were 10 regions outperforming the national average, which stood at 17,642 yuan in H1, up 12.6 percent from the same period last year nominally.
Fang Xiaodan, director of the Household Survey Office of the National Bureau of Statistics, said the increase of people's wages 工资 laid 确定 a solid 可靠 foundation 基础 for disposable income growth可支配收入.
During the January-June period, Chinese residents 居民 earned 10,104 yuan per capita 人均 in wages, up 12.1 percent year-on-year, with an average increase over two years of 7.2 percent.
"As the national economy continues to recover, the employment situation has turned positive, which drives the rapid growth of people's wages," Fang said.
China's consumption 消耗品 also kept rebounding under organized pandemic 大范围 prevention 预防 and control measures. In the first half, per-capita consumer expenditure 支出 nationwide 全国性 hit 11,471 yuan, soaring 升高 18 percent in nominal terms from a year earlier. The figure grew 17.4 percent in real terms 实际 after deducting 扣除 price factors.