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Standard expat packages

Post by pomafin701 » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 1:01 pm

I would like to understand the current market as I am in the midst of going through a negotiation with the company to relocate me to Singapore. What are the standard terms for expat packages?

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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 1:50 pm

Whatever you can negotiate. As you are posting from an Indian ISP, I'd say either you are a spammer or you are completely oblivious to what is happening around you.
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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by lot286 » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 2:14 pm

i worship the ground that SMS walks/stands on..

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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by malcontent » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 4:25 pm

There is no such thing as a standard expat package. Even companies like mine (which are about as standardized as you are gonna get) have vastly different packages depending on your country of origin, and your salary grade. The packages are non-negotiable, you either accept it or you don’t accept the assignment (which could impact your future career prospects). That all assumes you already work for the company in some other country before they offer you an assignment in Singapore. If you are being recruited externally, there is no package - you get the same local comp & ben as everyone else in Singapore.

For Indian expats (those hired in India and transferred to Singapore) they stay on rupee salary but get some housing and a few other benefits - and honestly, many prefer to convert to local terms to boost their salary and manage their own expenses (and many do).

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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 4:27 pm

lot286 wrote:
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 2:14 pm
i worship the ground that SMS walks/stands on..
We all do.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by bro75 » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 5:11 pm

I will just speak based on my experience at the lower and middle level. There is no standard expat package. Most of those at my level will get local terms. The employer will pay our salary but we take care of our expenses (housing, transport, utilities, education, food, child care). Health insurance which cover hospitalization charges is normally provided. Some companies provide an annual health care stipend that is capped at some amount depending on your level. This is used for outpatient medical and dental services.

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Re: Standard expat packages

Post by the observer » Fri, 05 Feb 2021 7:40 pm

pomafin701 wrote:
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 1:01 pm
I would like to understand the current market as I am in the midst of going through a negotiation with the company to relocate me to Singapore. What are the standard terms for expat packages?
Just this to note of. If you happen to be an intra corporate transferee, note your maximum stint here would be 8 years, assuming you’re an Indian national.

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