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Relocating for 13 months

Postby Stuarthulluk » Tue, 31 May 2016 9:25 am

Hey guys.
My 1st post here.
So in august ill be heading over to singapore for a new job for 13 months. Ive been looking for a 1bed or a studio apartment for 1500 a month.
My total income is 4700 singapore dollars a month.
How easy will it be to live, ie eat, trains, taxes, etc on 3000 sd a month?

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 31 May 2016 10:04 am

Hey guys.
My 1st post here.
So in august ill be heading over to singapore for a new job for 13 months. Ive been looking for a 1bed or a studio apartment for 1500 a month.
My total income is 4700 singapore dollars a month.
How easy will it be to live, ie eat, trains, taxes, etc on 3000 sd a month?


Despite what many on here will say , if you are here to work then you will have no issues at all on that salary.

The apt at a max 1500$ incl of bills could be a bit tricky though.

Despite the flood of studio apts on the market I think they are still not below $1700 before bills.

Would you consider a room in a shared place?

If so then you can live somewhere very nice for that amount.

This might also help as , 13 months is an odd length of contract , can your company put you up for a month before you sign a 12 month contract?
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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Stuarthulluk » Tue, 31 May 2016 7:07 pm

Thanks for getting back to me.
I think i can go upto 1700 if i can live on 3000 a month. :)
They should be able too i believe.

I would like my own space so id rather not share a room.

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 May 2016 11:03 pm

Stuarthulluk wrote:Thanks for getting back to me.
I think i can go upto 1700 if i can live on 3000 a month. :)
They should be able too i believe.

I would like my own space so id rather not share a room.


You have misread the other posters message. They did NOT suggest sharing a room. They suggested renting a room in a shared apartment. Big difference.

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Stuarthulluk » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 8:22 am

Sorry for misreading.

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby rarkins » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 5:31 pm

For some perspective, here's a list of private complexes/condos with 10 or more apartments recorded as renting for $1700 or less per month in the last year (according to URA published data):

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"Parc Rosewood";104
"Le Regal";18
"The Promenade @ Pelikat";18
"Palm Isles";14
"Ripple Bay";14
"People's Park Complex";12
"Parc Elegance";12
"Eastwood Regency";12
"Parc Olympia";11
"Treasures @ G20";11
"The Miltonia Residences";11
"Natura @ Hillview";11
"Nottinghill Suites";10
"The Nautical";10

I guess you could call this "achievable", although not plentiful. Also pay particular note to locations, e.g. Parc Rosewood is at the northern top in Woodlands.

If you were to drop to $1500 or less per month, these are the only condos with more than 1:

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"Parc Rosewood";10
"Cassia Edge";2
"Beauty World Plaza";2
"People's Park Complex";2
"Skies Miltonia";2
"The Callista";2
"Pearl Bank Apartment";2
"Avila Gardens";2
"River Isles";2

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby The Ref » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:28 pm

rarkins wrote:For some perspective, here's a list of private complexes/condos with 10 or more apartments recorded as renting for $1700 or less per month in the last year (according to URA published data):

I would love to know how you did this search. I thought the URA site only allowed you to check up to 5 condos at a time - or is there a different way?

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Stuarthulluk » Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:56 am

Thanks guys. My full pay is 4700 sing a month it works out as, so trying to see what i can do.
I dont mind using mrt too and from work.
Just want to know that i can live on 3000, including everything as ive not stayed in singapore for more than a day

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby rarkins » Thu, 02 Jun 2016 1:03 am

The Ref wrote:I would love to know how you did this search. I thought the URA site only allowed you to check up to 5 condos at a time - or is there a different way?


Hi, the short answer is that I have my own copy of that data so I can run arbitrary queries on it. As you noted, the URA site provides quite limited ways of querying it directly but it's great that they make it available in the first place.

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 Jun 2016 2:48 am

Stuarthulluk wrote:Thanks guys. My full pay is 4700 sing a month it works out as, so trying to see what i can do. I dont mind using mrt too and from work. Just want to know that i can live on 3000, including everything as ive not stayed in singapore for more than a day


The short answer this is yes.
The slightly longer answer would be to calculate what your post-tax salary will be. But even then if 4.7k is the gross, then the taxes won't add up to much.
Look also at Numbeo, and compare your cost of living now at home, vs the equivalent for the same in SG. You can an outline of the SGn housing cost, and as that is the biggest outgoing, it's a good start.

So say it's $3k/mo to spend, @$100/day, well a baseline day you might spend I don't know... $25-30. That's commute, brekko at home and dinner too, plus a days util bills. Plus say take-out for lunch.
So if that's like a daily baseline you'll see how once a week or more you have room for partying, maybe once every few months a trip away, and so on.
Depends how you budget and manage it. I was happy living pretty simply [excl a $beer habit], so I could go and take amazing regional holidays.

[p.s. have to ask, are you related to Rod Hull? ;) If you're from Hull I did some work on converting trawler down there in the 80s, 2000T/200M. Working alongside the local dockers there for a few weeks was quite an education - hehe...
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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 02 Jun 2016 3:06 pm

Stuarthulluk wrote:Thanks guys. My full pay is 4700 sing a month it works out as, so trying to see what i can do.
I dont mind using mrt too and from work.
Just want to know that i can live on 3000, including everything as ive not stayed in singapore for more than a day


Should have no issues.

Where will your office/ working establishment be?
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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Stuarthulluk » Fri, 03 Jun 2016 6:11 am

Theres lots of nice apartments on craiglist and gumtree for rent, however are these real or are they scams

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 03 Jun 2016 7:04 am

Stuarthulluk wrote:Theres lots of nice apartments on craiglist and gumtree for rent, however are these real or are they scams


Craigslist is definitely all scams... check the PM I sent you.

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby The Ref » Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:09 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Craigslist is definitely all scams...

I used CraigsList when I needed a room urgently and shared a place for about 3 months.
Other than the price being a bit high and feeling like I had to stay secluded in my room, it was not a scam.

Strong Eagle, can to indicate what type of scams run on CraigsList, possibly "Hypothetically"?
Thanks

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Re: Relocating for 13 months

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:22 pm

The Ref wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Craigslist is definitely all scams...

I used CraigsList when I needed a room urgently and shared a place for about 3 months.
Other than the price being a bit high and feeling like I had to stay secluded in my room, it was not a scam.

Strong Eagle, can to indicate what type of scams run on CraigsList, possibly "Hypothetically"?
Thanks


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