abbby wrote: ↑
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:53 pm
What would you choose if you were to rent?
1. Rent close to MRT, shops, but rent is $1,000/month more
2. Rent further from MRT but rent is lower by $1,000/month. But drive.
Both sizes are about the same.
Driving = owning a car?
IMHO to own a car in SG more reasons than no nearby MRT or even inconvenient bus connections are needed. I believe for many locations it would be still cheaper and more convenient to rely on grabs/cabs.
Having said that we are living in such location where we reasoned out we needed a car and it was also the case where the condo
was less expensive because the nearest MRT was like 800m away. My wife drives the car dropping the kid at school on her way to work (1.5-2h by public transport, SGD25-35/day by grab/cab). I ride motorbike.
Earlier, our son was in a school located in the Seletar area (we live in Bukit Batok), we work BV/Orchard. Without a car this would be mission impossible or few hundreds $ more relying on grab/car.
In other words, do the math and see what better works for you time and money-wise. <120 min commuting (total a day) may still be acceptable, longer than this affects IMO family life.