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Post by bmb » Mon, 25 Jul 2005 2:46 am

wondering if anyone can give advice on what per diem to expect from my company. relocating me to Sing for 6 months. rent + bills will be paid by them seperately
any advice welcome, small company so can't be too greedy :wink:

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Post by Bafana » Mon, 25 Jul 2005 5:56 pm

Whats Per Diem mean lah?!?!??!?

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Post by Carpe Diem » Mon, 25 Jul 2005 9:00 pm

Per diem means per day.

The per diem allowance is a payment in lieu of reimbursement for actual subsistence expenses. It is provided to an employee for daily expenses while on temporary travel status, away from the original assignment.

Having explained that, it seems not so easy to give a figure. What will the per diem cover exactly?
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Post by pranapro » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 8:33 pm

Cigarettes and liquor are expensive (taxes) in Singapore. If you don't smoke and drink moderately, don't need to always eat in restaurants, don't mind taking the excellent train/bus system ... you can easily and comfortably get by on SGD30-40 daily.

As a rough guide here are some basics (SGD approx):
Starbucks coffee (3.50)
local coffee in food court of coffeeshop (0.70 cents)
plate of chicken rice in food court (3.00)
noodles made to order (3.00)
stir fried vegetables in local coffeeshop, served with rice(5-7.00)
roti prata or pancake cooked on griddle served curry (1.00)
big pack of cigarettes (9.00)
beer (5.00 big bottle in coffeeshop, 10.00 mug in bar or lounge)

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