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moving to Singapore from NY

Post by -/\= » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 8:20 am

The subject says it all. And I have lived/worked in Singapore in 2004, so i have an idea, but looks like renting apartments has become painfully expensive in the recent months. However I do need to spend a year in Singapore again, and plan to relocate later this year ( with wife/no kids). So do you folks reckon $7000-$7500 a good salary?

When I worked in Singapore in 2004, I paid $1200 for a 2bed in bayshore park, east coast. And a salary of $6000 was princely (I was single then). But I hear that the rental market's gone beserk while salaries haven't risen much...(or Mr. Scrooge, the HR head in my company, is acting his comic namesake). Just getting a feel of how much I should haggle with my bosses for. I mean i always start at a million or two :) but just want to know what the realistic minimum I should stomp my foot at.

cheers!
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Post by Matney » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 9:42 am

A 2 bedroom in Bayshore now is over 3,000 and that was 6 months ago.
I'd definitely ask for more. Everything seems to have gone up except wages. That was one reason why we had to leave.

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Post by -/\= » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 12:35 pm

Matney wrote:A 2 bedroom in Bayshore now is over 3,000 and that was 6 months ago.
I'd definitely ask for more. Everything seems to have gone up except wages. That was one reason why we had to leave.
that's grim :( sounds like we are headed to another crash like that happened in 2001, and without a SARS this time. I remember rents were very similar in 1999-2000, but so were wages at that time...this doesn't just make sense!

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Post by huggybear » Mon, 09 Jul 2007 11:24 am

if that's the case ... guess you could rent at hotel 81 by the hour hee hee.

don't think ur wife would like that tho...

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Post by skyevo » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 3:01 am

most of the tennants do face the same prob as u. wat you can do is either accept the rental and continue stay on, else... you have to shift. perhaps further away from city area to suit your budget.

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Post by huggybear » Thu, 26 Jul 2007 7:56 am

skyevo wrote:most of the tennants do face the same prob as u. wat you can do is either accept the rental and continue stay on, else... you have to shift. perhaps further away from city area to suit your budget.
Addendum.
Then if most expats stay ... well then i guess it does make sense!

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