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How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by thailen » Mon, 06 Mar 2017 8:44 pm

to live(room cost is already paid!)? Recognizing that that we all differ in lifestyle, taste, habits, etc. and assuming one eats two average meals a day consuming more or less basic meals, minimal(1 trip every 2 days) public transportation, covering just food, transportation, toiletries, how much for a week's living expenses?

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Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by x9200 » Mon, 06 Mar 2017 9:26 pm

thailen wrote:to live(room cost is already paid!)? Recognizing that that we all differ in lifestyle, taste, habits, etc. and assuming one eats two average meals a day consuming more or less basic meals, minimal(1 trip every 2 days) public transportation, covering just food, transportation, toiletries, how much for a week's living expenses?
anything between 50 and 500 (leaving out the extremes).

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 06 Mar 2017 9:50 pm

thailen wrote:to live(room cost is already paid!)? Recognizing that that we all differ in lifestyle, taste, habits, etc. and assuming one eats two average meals a day consuming more or less basic meals, minimal(1 trip every 2 days) public transportation, covering just food, transportation, toiletries, how much for a week's living expenses?
Basic meals, between 4$ to 6$, per meal, depending on your taste and if you can accept local hawker food. Good, filling, Basic meal in outskirts can be below 5 $, town area - 8$ and upwards.

I am not talking about restaurant meals. Restaurant meals can start from 15$ per meal. Or much more.

Transportation, budget 15$ + for EZ link, the local bus / train fare card. Rides cost about 2 $ each way.

Toiletry ?

You can get an idea of toiletry costs at NTUC online or Redmart.

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Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by thailen » Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:53 am

IWhat I mean by toiletries is: toothpaste, shampoo, soap,medicine, etc.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. If I stay in a neighborhood(out of the center) don't they have local restaurants I can eat at for less than 15 dollars?

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Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by Barnsley » Tue, 07 Mar 2017 1:02 pm

thailen wrote:IWhat I mean by toiletries is: toothpaste, shampoo, soap,medicine, etc.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. If I stay in a neighborhood(out of the center) don't they have local restaurants I can eat at for less than 15 dollars?
Out in the heartlands , coffee shop is very cheap, just add a bit on if you want to eat in an aircon coffee shop

In my opinion toiletries are expensive.
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 07 Mar 2017 3:55 pm

thailen wrote:IWhat I mean by toiletries is: toothpaste, shampoo, soap,medicine, etc.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. If I stay in a neighborhood(out of the center) don't they have local restaurants I can eat at for less than 15 dollars?
15 $ a day ? That's living princely, in heartlands ( all S$p

15 $ a week ? Nope. Nope. Nopeeeee...

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 07 Mar 2017 5:40 pm

ecureilx wrote:
thailen wrote:IWhat I mean by toiletries is: toothpaste, shampoo, soap,medicine, etc.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. If I stay in a neighborhood(out of the center) don't they have local restaurants I can eat at for less than 15 dollars?
15 $ a day ? That's living princely, in heartlands ( all S$p

15 $ a week ? Nope. Nope. Nopeeeee...
one can always cook. Rice is cheap, so is low quality meat, eggs and many many veggy products including tofu. Think a big pot of curry.

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:27 pm

x9200 wrote: one can always cook. Rice is cheap, so is low quality meat, eggs and many many veggy products including tofu. Think a big pot of curry.
if a person cooks... of course, 50 $ a week is fantastic !! Can make do with 30 $ or so says me..

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Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by community@lithan » Tue, 09 May 2017 3:28 pm

on a week, $100 on average incl transport and daily expenses etc

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 09 May 2017 5:39 pm

community@lithan wrote:on a week, $100 on average incl transport and daily expenses etc
What a wonderful nick .. related ??

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Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

Post by thailen » Wed, 10 May 2017 12:24 am

thanks to all who offered suggestions! I'll use S100/$70 US ) as a yardstick, and assume it includes only meals and transportation. I cook my own breakfasts and only eat a light lunch, so I hope I haven't underestimated.

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Post by JustSee » Fri, 12 May 2017 2:02 pm

thailen wrote:thanks to all who offered suggestions! I'll use S100/$70 US ) as a yardstick, and assume it includes only meals and transportation. I cook my own breakfasts and only eat a light lunch, so I hope I haven't underestimated.
I think you've over estimated... can easily do it under $50SGD as well.

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