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OneStar
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Moving to Singapore

Post by OneStar » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 3:32 am

Hello All,

I will be moving from the United States to Singapore with my wife in about a month and wanted to get a realistic idea of how much it would be to rent a 1 br or 2 br Flat or condo at good location. Only thing I'm looking for is that the place is clean and its close to the MRT. Is it even still possible to find a place for around 2k SGD per month? If so usually how much deposit do these places require? Is it just one months rent or usually more? I've heard the rental fees have doubled in the last year and some places even require 3 months rent as a deposit. Is that a norm? I will not be getting a housing allowance so I want to find the most affordable place but wondering if the cost of living there is just too high to make this transition worth while.

Other than rental and car are there any other major costs that we should be aware of?

Thanks.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 9:00 am

Please take the time to look through and actually read some of the thread on the first two pages of the individual forums. You will have most of your questions answered. The Search function of this site also works a treat.

Your questions are the most asked questions and have been answered here umpteen times. Please avail yourself of the accumulated data here.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Moving to Singapore

Post by rasserie » Tue, 04 Mar 2008 1:52 pm

normally, singapore style living can set u back $5k per month. for a couple. with kids, maybe more. perhaps 7k
OneStar wrote:Hello All,

I will be moving from the United States to Singapore with my wife in about a month and wanted to get a realistic idea of how much it would be to rent a 1 br or 2 br Flat or condo at good location. Only thing I'm looking for is that the place is clean and its close to the MRT. Is it even still possible to find a place for around 2k SGD per month? If so usually how much deposit do these places require? Is it just one months rent or usually more? I've heard the rental fees have doubled in the last year and some places even require 3 months rent as a deposit. Is that a norm? I will not be getting a housing allowance so I want to find the most affordable place but wondering if the cost of living there is just too high to make this transition worth while.

Other than rental and car are there any other major costs that we should be aware of?

Thanks.

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