In China, the affordability of a second child is under question. Using the example of a young couple in China, it takes at least of a third of the annual household income to raise a child of two years, compared to a fifth of the annual household income for families in the US.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:
Splash out (on) / Splurge on (informal) spend money freely on
Annual income – yearly income
Middle class n. group of people between upper class and lower class. (segmented by income)
Adj. characteristics of middle class, attaching importance to convention and material comfort.