mkram wrote:Hi calugaruvaxile,
It is really comforting to know to learn the experience of someone in the same shoes. I was unsure if it will be unrealistic if more housing allowance and kids education support is sought. I will ask to revise their offer and see if they can take the realities into account.
you can't ask anything. those numbers are fixed. the "core salary" is payed by the institute (just curious, which one?) but the allowances are paid by a certain gov't agency specialized in bringing in foreign talents (btw, beware of these words, they mean something bad nowadays). the allowances are a fixed sum. non-negotiable.
the core salary is "by grid". i will say, you probably got something like 5.3k to 5.7k. the annual increment is about sgd120-240 and doesn't have much to do with your performances