SINGAPORE (July 31): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, but the bottom 20% of households in the city state might be feeling even poorer than before.

The bottom one-fifth of households was the only group whose expenditure growth outpaced income growth in nominal terms.

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