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scrutinise my budget

Post by tim » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 9:42 am

I am moving to Singapore soon. I have a salary of $3300 or so (not such a wage decrease because I am a scientist and no one likes us). I am coming on my own and I was thinking of going for a more pricey condo type thing because I like swimming every day and they advertise pools. I was wondering if this is unreasonable, because if it costs $1400 then I would have $2700 to live off. Add in tax and air con and phones and stuff and it becomes not much at all. I am plainning to live in Clementi or Holland or somewhere out of town, so this price condo, or cheaper is possible to find. So what do you think? Am I living in the clouds? Thanks. I will think of something more intresting to write later.

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Post by joop » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 8:39 pm

tim wrote:I am moving to Singapore soon. I have a salary of $3300 or so (not such a wage decrease because I am a scientist and no one likes us). I am coming on my own and I was thinking of going for a more pricey condo type thing because I like swimming every day and they advertise pools. I was wondering if this is unreasonable, because if it costs $1400 then I would have $2700 to live off. Add in tax and air con and phones and stuff and it becomes not much at all. I am plainning to live in Clementi or Holland or somewhere out of town, so this price condo, or cheaper is possible to find. So what do you think? Am I living in the clouds? Thanks. I will think of something more intresting to write later.
We can try to get you a 1-2 bedrooms apartment for about $1,300. Places could include Upper Bukit Timah, Clementi or Holland.

$2,700 - really depends on your lifestyle, but do factor in your other costs like electricity, phones, dinning, shopping. etc...
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Post by Guest » Mon, 16 Aug 2004 3:29 am

Thanks for the reply Joop. Actually, my math was a bit off. I am worried because I would have $1700, not $2700 left and that is before tax and insurance etc. That is why I am a bit unsure about whether it is possible to get a condo. I am leaning towards other flats at the moment.

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Post by joop » Mon, 16 Aug 2004 8:02 am

Anonymous wrote:Thanks for the reply Joop. Actually, my math was a bit off. I am worried because I would have $1700, not $2700 left and that is before tax and insurance etc. That is why I am a bit unsure about whether it is possible to get a condo. I am leaning towards other flats at the moment.
Go for a HDB flat instead (govt. flats), they have no facilities like pool, gym, but at least they are cheaper, about $700-800 per month. Do let me know when are you moving so we can assist you in the search.

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Post by Loislane » Wed, 01 Sep 2004 3:57 pm

Tim, where is your 'office' (or lab?) going to be?
How will you be going to work? Why have you chosen Bukit Timah/Holland area?

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