In China Men refuse to marry due to high cost of wedding ceremonies

Recent statistics showed that a wedding ceremony costs about 100,000 Yuan (£10,993) on average in rural China while the average yearly income for a Chinese man was revealed to be be 10,489 yuan (£1,151)

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Chinese men refuse to marry due to high cost of wedding ceremonies

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There's been a sudden increase of eligible bachelors as many of them are finding it too hard to get married due to high cost of wedding ceremonies.

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Recent statistics showed  that a wedding ceremony costs about 100,000 Yuan (£10,993) on average in rural China while the average yearly income for a Chinese man was revealed to be be 10,489 yuan (£1,151), according to a report from 2014.

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In the latest statistical report released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics, China's sex ratio was 115 men to 100 women, the People's Daily Online reports.

According to experts, this gap could leave about 30 million Chinese men single by 2020, Daily Mail reports.

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A sociologist from Wuhan University, Liu Yanwu, told news site Global Times that China currently has 20 million men between ages of 20 and 45 in rural villages that cannot find wives.

He says the reason isn't because they aren't able to find wives but because they cannot afford the cost of marrying one.

READ: Woman rejects boyfriend's public proposal because diamond ring was too small

Bide price is now becoming a big business in China as families have realised they can use their daughters to get a huge amount from the grooms.

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This is completely out of the budget for these Chinese bachelors who live in rural areas.

Reports say in most extreme cases, these men are turning to agencies in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar to find wives because the cost is cheaper.

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