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Cost of living

Post by Argie » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 12:45 am

I would like to know how much it cost living in singapore, besides renting a place. We are a couple of 26 years old, no kids. looking to live in a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment/condo.

Food for 2
Internet bill
Phone bill
Electricity bill
Leisure (cinema, restaurant, etc)

Thanks in advance, best wishes to all


Post by Guest » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 7:43 am

Here's our living expenses. Me and wife are also quite young and no kids.

Food for 2 - $1000 (lower of you will cook at night)
Internet - $58 (SingTel's 1500kbps) + $50 one-time set up fee
Phone bill (mobile) - $29 (SingTel's classic) x 2 = $58 (Not sure about the one-time fee)
Electricity/water/gas bill - around $200
Expenses - like???
Taxi - depends on where you live and where you go to.
Leisure (cinema, restaurant, etc) - cinema: $10-20; restaurant: from $10 - $50 per meal
Taxes - income tax: very small; GST for goods: 5%
Cable TV - from $30 - $80 depends on how many channels you like

Everything largely depends on your lifestyle. We are filipinos living simple lives.. we rent a small private apartment, take bus or mrt to office, no partying or going to bars, we cook whenever possible or go to hawker center instead of fastfood/restaurants, so cost of living is relatively low for us.



Post by Argie » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:26 pm

Thanks pal, that help me a lot, any more info welcome. The job offer is at the Airport, pilot, probably will use the taxi 10 times a month for what Ive been told. I will also try to rent something near the MRT and fast to the airport. I will have to study a map of singapore to see which area is best.
I plan to have a similar lifestyle like the one I have at home but I will be able to save some money. Some cinema and restaurants, thats all.
Sorry, with expenses I mean apartment expenses.

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