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Living costs in Singapore

Post by guestfromindia » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 8:59 pm

Hi,

I'm planning to move from Mumbai to singapore. I have an offer of s$70000. Add another s$14000 at the end of year.
I'm single, non-smoker and non-drinker. Dont plan to get a car. And would preferably rent a furnished accomodation ( 1 bedroom flat is enuf for a single) in a good neighbourhood.
Now could someone tell me is this an offer good enough in Singapore for an upper middle class lifestyle for a single male. I mostly prefer Indian food and will usually frequent indian restaurants.
So if I consider my year end component as pure saving, Is s$70K good enough ?

Also if u happen to be an indian, u could further help me by telling me is it an offer for which I could leave a 900,000 indian ruppee job in mumbai where i am currently employed ( which is approx Rs. 55k p.m after tax)

I know my savings in singapore could translate to a bigger saving in terms of indian ruppee, but what am primarily concerned with is comparable lifestyle

Thanks.
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Post by sapphire » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 9:51 pm

Its a decent offer, nothing fantastic. Having said that, you will more or less manage a similar lifestyle given the fact that you're single and a non-smoker and teetotaller. And you will be able to save in terms of Indian rupees. Food is cheap if you frequent hawker centres.
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Post by mumbaigirl » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 10:28 pm

it seems like a decent offer.... but ofcourse depends on your line of work. if you have been renting an apartment in mumbai then your total expenses including taxes (which are lower here) would be roughly similar. i left mumbai a long time ago so please do double-check.

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Post by guestfromindia » Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:57 am

Thanks everyone who replied.......

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