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Living allowance and cost of furnished flat

Post by permafrost1 » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 6:16 pm


I’ll be moving to Singapore beginning of March for a one-year international assignment and am in the process of checking out my contract…
My company is offering to pay:
- a monthly living allowance of SGD 1 136 for expenses such as meals, public transportation, taxis, telephone, laundry expenses…
- SGD 2000 for a furnished flat.

Being a single girl, I would like to live in a lively place (any other lively places that the center?), not far from public transportation.
- Would SGD 2000 be enough to get a nice 2 bedroom furnished flat with new, modern furniture in the center of town? Any chance of getting a swimming pool for that price?:)
- Does anyone know if this monthly allowance would cover expenses for one person?

Any advice would be most welcome.



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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 6:19 pm

That sounds quite fair.

I guess you will be able to even save some money unless you go to the WNDC and become friends with Sapphire...
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Post by joop » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 7:17 pm

hehe.. :lol:
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Post by sapphire » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:54 am

Perma, don't pay any attention to what Carpe Diem has to say. He lost it a while back.
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

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