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Joey32

$90,000 to live with wife and child sufficient???

Post by Joey32 » Mon, 02 May 2005 7:35 am

Hi - I have been offered $SING90,000 a year + housing allowance of $SING3,000 a month for rent. I have a wife and 1 child and am moving from Sydney. Is this a good package?

Could people suggest places to live we also want to rent a home in a district with plenty for my wife and son to do whilst I'm away.

Thanks

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 May 2005 1:11 pm

As has been pointed out in several of the other threads here, it would depend on what you have been used to. Additionally, you do not indicate what your position or industry is so there is no way we can detemine whether or not the package is good.

The average middle mannager in singapore makes between 3-5K/mo. Some more, some less. Again, depends on the industry.

Yes, you can live pretty decently on 90K plus 3K housing.

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$90,000 to live with wife and child sufficient

Post by craig31 » Mon, 02 May 2005 1:16 pm

Hi

This is on the low scale of wages however taking into consideration the lower tax rate that you will pay, your disposable income will be higher than in Australia. If your salary in negotiable you will want to try for additional:

Suggest taxi / transportation allowance
Suggest spouse entitlement allowance
Suggest child entitlement allowance
Joining fee of Australia club for the family
Insurance - medical/travel included as well (very expensive for medical in Singapore) for the whole family.
Home leave tickets - for you and family.

If you need schooling, you would want to have this included in your package.

Cars are not needed here as MRT is efficient and easy. Taxis are cheap as well.

Food and Groceries are expensive in Singapore as it is flown in. Alcohol as well, on average a beer will cost $10.00

On the rental allowance this is the average rate and you will be able to get a nice 3 bedroom apartment close to amenities etc. Suggest areas like Queenstown, Queens condo 2.4K a month - MRT right at door, close to Orchard rd Tanglin mall etc. Holland Village another area...no MRT buses thought.

Joey22

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Post by Joey22 » Mon, 02 May 2005 1:38 pm

Thanks for those comments guys - to answer the first reply:

It is equal to my pay in Aussie. I am a education PR/Marketing specialist but have been working for a university for the last few years recruitng students and managing professional development programs for staff at the uni.

High salaries would be fantastic but now with my wife and son, I guess that isn't the motivation or incentive. More interested in the lifestyle it'll give us.

Cheers!

KBo

Living Expenses

Post by KBo » Thu, 05 May 2005 12:38 pm

I am a PR Marketing Specialist in Education also. an Expat. Can I ask where you are working?

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