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Staying and Living Expenses In Singapore

Post by s_panda » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 12:39 am


I have been offered a salary of 6000 sd pm in singapore. Kindly let me know is this a good salary to accept and also what are the cost of living there w.r.t 1/2 bed room apartment, food, transport. Currently I am working in India and earning 35000 Rs pm net take home as Software conslt.

Appreciate your response in this regard.

Thx and regards,



Post by guest#100 » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 5:50 pm

Looking at ur 35k Rs salary back in India, its a good offer.Take it.
For Single person 0.8k to 1.5k is enough,pend on luxurious lifestyle.

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Post by local » Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:39 pm

Want to save money? Recommend you rent a HDB flat. Cost 700-1500 per month (2 bedrooms to 3 bedrooms) for a whole unit. There is a little India in Singapore where many indians gather to network and hang out (but mostly blue collar worker) but here you will experience all the things which you may have back home. food/sweets/clothing/indian music CDs etc. It is located along Serangoon Rd. Food is very cheap. You can have a meal for as little as $4 to $5 (even in town at food courts). Cheaper if out of town.

Other expenses (per month)
Electricity - $50-80 (more if you have airconditioning everyday)
Line Telephone - $30
Transport - $100-150 (public tranports like trains/bues).
Cab cost is also quite affordable cf to developeed countries.
Medical - $20-50 per visit if you have general illness like flu/fever
Broadband - $50 (unlimited 512K)
Mobile phone - $40-60 (if you do not use it much eg. 10 min/day)

Drop me a PM. As I may rent out my place as I am relocating to NZ.

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Post by dakpokhili » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 5:53 pm

If someone wants to SAVE ONLY MONEY, he can live here as low as around S$800 pm (single person). I personally know some such ppl.

1. rent A room:300/- (PUB all inclusive)
2. food :300/-
3. mrt/bus:80/-
5. others:120/-
Total : 800/-

Good luck.

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Whether i can accept /reject this offer?

Post by venkatinsap » Sun, 05 Oct 2008 11:33 pm

Hi ,This is venkat presently working in Brunei as a Web Developer.Here i am getting S$1800 per month with accommodation.

Currently one singapore employer offer me s$3200 per month without any accommodation.Actually i got this offer through JAS Consultant ,Singapore.

Whether i can accept or reject this offer?

Work Location:
25,International Business Park,German Center

What is the actual living cost in singapore?
Please advice me..... Thanks in advance

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