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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Apr 2012 6:49 am

Prove to us you didn't buy your masters, do a little research here using the search function. All of this has been answered umpteen times recently. - moderator

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salary compared to rent in singapore

Postby kpmkhaja » Thu, 17 May 2012 10:51 pm

Hi

I have been watching the salary in singapore for many years now ,

it remains very stable at around 4000-5000 dollars

but the rent is sky rocketing from 800 dollars to around now 1500 dollars now

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 May 2012 11:06 pm

Good for you. :roll:

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WHAT SALARY

Postby turbinedude » Thu, 24 May 2012 3:56 am

Expert Expats and locals
I live the US and earn 130K annually with bonus included.
Now i am thinking of taking up a similar job in Singapore
I work in the energy sector with 10+ years of exp in a marketing role. (with an mba from Stanford)
any pointers welcome.
thanks

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Average salary in singapore

Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 2:10 am

Hi all,

I am from India , single
and currently have an offer in singapore for S$3600/month

how good is the salary to work in singapore ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:46 am

Not good. Unless you are coming on a Work Permit and will live 4 to a room supplies by your agent.

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Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 1:05 pm

hi sundaymorningstaple,

yes am coming on a work permit.

can you tell me about the approx monthly expenditure.

I am veggie Indian and do not drink or smoke

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 1:24 pm

Are you coming on a Work Permit or an Employment Pass? Big difference between the two. What are your qualifications & occupation?

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Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 2:33 pm

hi,

I have A EP Q1 pass .

I have ha B-Tech degree from a prestigious institute in India and have a overall 3 yr of experience as a Network administrator.

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Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 3:58 pm

Hi Sundaymorningstaple

thank you for the previous replies.

Please help me in deciding whether I should come to Singapore or not

here in India I save around S$1200/month.

so in Singapore if am able to save around S$1.5K to S$2k / month from the salary of S$3600/month then it is ok otherwise the only benefit in comming to singapore will be profile add-on in my resume.

Eagerly waiting for your reply :) as I am still :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 5:13 pm

If you are coming on an EP, your employer will have to furnish your accommodations, otherwise, you are going to be better off to stay in India. Have you checked the EP eligibility tool on the MOM site? If your university isn't listed, you might not even get an EP at all, Q1 or otherwise. Do you already have the IPA? (In Principle Approval letter) If so then you are good to go, with the exception of the housing issue. It's possible to find a room in an HDB (Gov't) flat but that will set you back around 600-1000/mo. Renting a room in a condo will cost you at least 1000 or more.

So, if you can look at it as overseas experience, AND you already have the IPA then do it. Otherwise, check the tool as there is only ONE prestigious university in all of India (from a worldly standpoint - not an India one) and that is IIT.

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Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 5:30 pm

I already have a IPA form and will be joining the company in Singapore on 23rd july.Also I have checked the tool and my college is listed there

I am considering to reant a govt HDB flay around 800 and other expenses to be around 900 SG$. which will sum upto around S$1.6k to S$2k.

If am good in my calculations then i would save upto S$ 1.5 k to S$2K.
If am wrong then kindly suggest

I want to work only for short term period i.e.for 1 -2 yr only.

so am counting for overseas experience

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 6:36 pm

You should be okay provided you watch your daily temptations. :)

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Postby varungupta » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 7:10 pm

thank you sundaymorningstaple your replies were really helpful.

I am hoping for the best.

sure i will watch my daily temptations :wink:

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Postby beppi » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 5:59 pm

You mean you are considering to rent A ROOM in a shared HDB flat for S$900?
For a full flat, S$2000 and above is the current price.


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