The average amount of savings secretly accumulated by married women in 2016 was ¥1.47 million, rising by more than ¥200,000 from the year before, according to a survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

The survey, released Wednesday, showed that husbands, on the other hand, had an average total secret savings of ¥859,888, up ¥270,830 from the previous year.

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