Actually HDBs are usually bigger, and even more so when you factor in the lower rental prices (more bang for your buck).Lisafuller wrote: ↑Fri, 22 Jul 2022 2:37 amIf you’re referring to government flats they’re incredibly small and there are quite a number of hoops you would have to jump through as a foreigner in order to rent. Also there are no facilities or amenities so you would have to purchase a club membership separately. For these reasons it is far more preferable for you to stay in a condo. Other members have given you a more detailed cost breakdown, but generally for a condo of decent build and size you should expect to pay at least $4-5K a month.Roadtosingapore wrote: ↑Mon, 18 Jul 2022 2:16 pmThanks for responding to my query. Do expat have an option to rent a HDB flat?
Here is my definition of leading a decent life -
1) 3 bedroom flat (close to the transport that connects you to the main city center / downtown)
2) International School for kids (school following British curriculum)
3) Weekend trips to local attraction and eating out 1-2 times per week (no alcoholic beverages)
4) Public transport / Uber
5) Access to swimming pool / Health clubs
I think the cost for above will give me a good idea about expected monthly expenditure.
I will be earning around 16k per month.
Yes, you do miss out on the facilities - but having said that, many people either don't care at all about them, or they do but never or rarely ever use the facilities. For instance, I never use the condo gym - I prefer to have a full fledged gym. I would love to use the pool, but rarely do and when I do, it's always for my 2 and a half years old daughter and not for me.