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tcry

Relocating to Singapore

Post by tcry » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 9:21 pm

My husband has recently been contacted regarding a good job opportunity in Sinapore. If all goes well, this will be the second time round that we would be living there, which was some 7 years ago.

I remember living in general to be expensive, but now we have a family with 2 young school going children.

We need to put together a salary proposal (incl. housing, car allowance,) as well as day to day living expenses. Could someone please give me an indication of what a reasonable package would be, considering we would like to live in min. 3 bed condo/house in good area for children, schooling, we do like to eat our fairly regulary and enjoy a good, average (not over the top) lifestyle.

Our company will provide, health insurance and relocation.

Look forward to hearing from you...

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Post by ringo100 » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 9:56 pm

Depends on where you are coming from. From most western countries Singapore is very cheap. Maybe an combined package of S$10,000 - S$12,000 a month should do it.

I'm on about half that but am single with no kids and I live very well.

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Post by cyber_m0nkey » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 6:45 am

What is your husbands, job and position?

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Post by sydgirl » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 9:23 am

As far as rent goes you will need to allow for $5000 -$6000 per month for a 3 bedroom condo. Otherwise you can get landed houses cheaper if you go a bit further away from the city. I believe rents have gone up 30-40% in the last 3 years so make sure your husband's company is aware of this when you put together your proposal.

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Post by beenhere10years » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 9:29 am

Ringo is right, it really does depend on where you are moving from. I don't know about other 'western countries' but a move from the US to Singapore is costly.

This link might help you:

http://www.sas.edu.sg/Admissions/inform ... ilies.html
When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.

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