Here are the answers:sundaymorningstaple wrote:You haven't indicated whether you will want your own transportataion.
You haven't indicated whether you will try to save any money and how much you want to save/month.
You like to party, but what do you drink? How much?
Can you eat local food or must you eat western foods?
However, I think you are trying to put the cart before the horse. I can tell you that you can do it for S$2,500/mo. (We have Malaysians doing it all the time, but it might not be quite what you are thinking with regards to the life-style.
Thanks for the info: that was very detailed and useful.sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you can find a MBR in an HDB flat they have attached bathrooms. You should be able to find something in the region of $800/mo (airconed). If you are cool on Asian cuisine then you are probably pretty sussed out already. Normally your utilities would be included in your rental cost (unless you tend to leave your aircon on all day when not home - then you might have to top up). You can take public transport virtually across the island for 250/mo easy. I live in Serangoon North/Yio Chu Kang and work in Bukit Batok and use a combination of bus/mrt and that's about all I spend. If you are working centrally then you should be in good shape. Allow additional $20 bucks a night for transport when pubbing (taxis fared recently went up, up, up and now it's almost impossible to figure out what the fare is gonna be. I recently took a cab home two days in a row, 20 minutes apart and the fare went from 15 to 23 bucks!
Food, well it can be done on $20/day but I'd allow a wee bit more. Say 600-700/mo. That should leave you around 800/mo less $400/mo booze, Gives you about 400 surplus for incidentals, sundries, clothes, and hols. Not a lot but do-able. If you are getting 3K+ you should be all right.
Rent are cheaper the further out you go. If you are in town working it's only about 30-40 minutes from any extremity to the Central Business District. (You may even find something cheaper further out - in the $5-600 area.
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