Dattel’s Consumer Intelligence team began 2020 with a study to understand the state of mind of consumers across Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Our goal was to see how their state of mind and priorities change over the course of the year.
Considering the COVID-19 outbreak, this study now serves as our baseline to the upcoming longitudinal studies of COVID-19 that will be conducted between April 2020 till July 2020 to understand the possible “new normal” behaviours of ASEAN consumers.
So, let’s take a look at the highlights of the study on consumers’ state of mind and priorities in these 3 countries at the beginning of 2020.
OVERALL LIFE SATISFACTION
Barely 50% are satisfied with their life.
STATE OF HAPPINESS
Almost 90% are happy.
HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL SITUATION
Less than 31% are satisfied with their household finance.
MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS IN LIFE
More than 62% indicated that family & health are very important and also their top 2 priorities in 2020.
Also, these are their other priorities.
I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH MY FAMILY
More than 88% maintains a good relationship.
I TEND TO IGNORE MY FAMILY WHEN MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS
Only less than 10% may make important decisions without family input.
I AM CONTENT WITH MY FINANCIAL SITUATION
Only 1/3 of Indonesians & Malaysians are content with their financial situation.
MY FINANCIAL SITUATION IS STEADY ENOUGH TO COVER MY BASIC NEEDS TO LIVE COMFORTABLY
Less than 1/2 are able to cover their basic needs.
I DO NOT HAVE EXTRA MONEY TO SAVE FOR FUTURE OR EVERY MONTH
No extra money for monthly savings.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU FEEL STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION?
Almost 50% are feeling stressed several times in a month.
I HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO TREAT MY FAMILY FOR A MEAL
More than 1/2 of Malaysians and Thais show their appreciation to their family by treating with a meal.
I AM WILLING TO DO SIDE JOBS OR WORK EXTRA HOURS TO COVER MY CURRENT EXPENSES
More than 1/2 are willing to do side jobs to maintain their lifestyle.
I PRACTICE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Up to 83% consider to be practising a healthy lifestyle.
I AM CONCERNED WITH MY PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH
At least 37% are still concerned.
Furthermore, you can get the full infographic by downloading it here.
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