With sharply rising incomes, Shanghai residents are putting expensive items at the top of their wish lists as they spend their annual bonuses on gifts for the Lunar New Year holiday. Shanghai's average annual disposable income was 13,250 yuan (HK$12,500) last year, up 11.5 per cent from 2001, according to figures just released by the city's statistical bureau. While sweets, cigarettes and wine might have served well as gifts or purchases in the past, there is a growing market for more expensive products for health and entertainment, according to state media. For every 100 urban households in Shanghai, there are an average 160 colour televisions, 118 air conditioners, 93 mobile phones, 79 cameras, 76 water heaters and 51 computers. Homes on the city's outskirts boast 120 colour televisions, 83 motorcycles, 71 washing machines, 53 water heaters, 63 mobile phones, 24 air conditioners and 12 computers per 100 households. In Huaihai Road, a shopping area, department stores have decided to stay open to cater for thousands of customers looking to spend over the holiday. Lily Li, a 23-year-old migrant worker, said she wanted a stylish mobile phone to replace her old one for the holiday. 'I want to earn more money. I want to spend more time with my family,' said Ms Li, who left her home in rural Jiangsu province to work at a food company in Shanghai. The city has reported a temporary labour shortage in the construction and service industries, as migrant workers head home for the holiday. Office worker Echo Shen said she wanted to spend her hard-earned salary travelling abroad. 'I want to go to more places in the coming year to express myself,' she said. Shanghai travel agencies said there had been strong demand for tours abroad during the holidays, especially to newer locations rather than the well-worn trail to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. University student Li Li said she wanted to do well in school so she could find a good job with a decent salary. 'I want to continue to study hard. After I find a job and earn some money, I want to buy a puppy,' she said. Keeping dogs has become popular in Shanghai, despite the 2,000 yuan annual fee for a licence in the inner city. But one of Shanghai's many unemployed people said he would be happy just to have a job, let alone spend money over the holiday. 'I hope the Year of the Goat brings what I wish for and above all good health,' said Qiu Heng, who recently lost his job in the finance industry.