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If the money enough?

Post by icedragon1420 » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 12:20 pm

hi guys just moved to Singapore been here a whole of 3 days. :D I have a place to stay which is covered by my company along with all the utilities.i will be earning about 2500sing dollar a month and by the looks of it it seems to be more then enough.please tell me if i am correct and what will i be able to do with this amount of cash? e.g travel etc
If time is money and money is time then where can i buy some?

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Post by kimm » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 6:14 am

where you from and staying arouns where area ?

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Post by icedragon1420 » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:56 am

kimm wrote:where you from and staying arouns where area ?
Im from South africa and im currently staying at the Carribean at Keppel Road.Altho i need to find a new place in a month's time.But chance it will be in the same area :D
If time is money and money is time then where can i buy some?

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 8:20 pm

S$2500 isn't a huge salary by Singaporean standards, in fact I strongly suspect the rent for your condo in the Caribbean alone will cost more than that. But if, as you say, your rent is paid by the company then that's your biggest expense taken care of right there. Budget S$500/month for utilities and random expenses plus S$1000 a month on food and going out, and you've still got S$1000/month left to play with -- easily enough for two weekend trips around the region.
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Post by icedragon1420 » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 10:10 pm

Amazing :shock: all that if your housing is taken cared of! i could see most of southern asia then! Thanks jpatokal will see what my expense look like after the following month as i only been here almost a week now then ill come back to and and ask where i should go LOL Must say really appreciate the advise :wink:
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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 8:08 pm

Oh, one biggie I forgot: you can forget about a car on that salary. Fortunately public transport is cheap and pretty good, but you'll still want to find a place that has good connections to your office.
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Post by flowerpower » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:33 pm

It is enough for a decent - though not extraordinary - lifestyle.
You can do some regional travel and dining & drinking - within a limit.

Is your company also paying utilities? (though, if you are clever, the bill does not need to be skyhigh - it could be about $100/mth).

Of course, it all depends on your standards.
If you are demanding, I would say that it is not enough.
If you are reasonable, it is. :)

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