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Moving from Switzerland - advice on housing and car

Post by swiss_expat » Mon, 24 Mar 2008 6:10 pm

Hello there,

We would be moving from Switzerland to Singapore sometime towards the middle of this year. We have a housing budget of S$100,000 per year (roughly $8300 pm) and was wondering if we can get a decent/fairly new 3-4 bedroom condo for that price. We are not that keen on living in the center of town where we know it's expensive.

My workplace would be in the west, near Jurong and I was wondering if any of you have some tips as to places in the West of Singapore that fit our budget and description.

For the car, my company has provided a transportation allowance of S$38,400 (which is $3200 pm) and I am unable to find any clear information as to what type of car I could afford to lease with this budget. Any tips here would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to your tips and advice....

Thanks --- Swiss_expat

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Post by durain » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:50 am

with that kind of money for housing, you can have a very nice place to live. same with the car allowance. for that money, i think you can lease hire a SUV although i am not sure exactly what are the rates now.

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Post by shishilii » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:25 pm

hey there!

I am also moving to Singapore from Switzerland (lugano) in the middle of this year!! Where in Switzerland are you from?

-Cecilia

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Post by swiss_expat » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:31 pm

Thanks for your answer durain.

Cecilia - I currently live near Lausanne and am one of those serial expats (originally from India) and have been in different countries in Europe for the past 8 years.

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