Most married couples in Russia (70 per cent) make large purchases together, according to a survey conducted by the Dom.RF financial institution for housing development and the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM).
It is specified that 89 per cent of spouses who make decisions on large purchases together, manage to agree without quarrels. Another 8 per cent of respondents admitted that sometimes they quarrel when they make a decision to make a large purchase, and another 3 per cent said that they always have quarrels in such cases.
Experts also found that in 26 per cent of Russian families, one of the spouses makes the decision to make large purchases independently, and more often it is a man (in 56 per cent of cases), but it can also be a woman (44 per cent of cases). The remaining 4 per cent of those surveyed said that other family members make important financial decisions.
In addition, for most married couples in Russia, who together make decisions about large purchases, it is customary to issue large loans for men (56 per cent of cases). Women take out large loans in 19 per cent of families. Another quarter of the respondents said that, if necessary, they ask other relatives to take a large loan.