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need advise on cost of living

Post by possiblemover » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 6:09 pm

ok, been offered a job in Sing and what I really want to know is, is the package I am being offered enough to live well......!!

They are offering me USD 100000pa before tax of course inclusive of housing allowance etc. There will be significant bonus provided I do well of course!!

I'm a guy, 32 and single. So, is this a good deal??

thoughts and comments appreciated......

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Post by guitarnoise » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 9:17 pm

Sounds like a good salary to me. But you don't say what the job is. You can expect to work very hard for that kind of bread.

Being single is the key. Having dependents makes every thing more expensive and gives you a lot more to consider when making a decision.

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Post by possiblemover » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:57 am

thanks.....I didn't post the job or industry because I don't think it's relevant.

Just want to know if on that slary I'll be living well in Sing.......

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Post by Saint » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 4:06 pm

The average household income in Singapore is S$6,280 per month so you should be ok on $100k pa.

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Re: need advise on cost of living

Post by Jandolphin » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 4:31 pm

Hi well base on yr PA income seems good especially if you are alone here.

Of cos alot also depends on the style of your living.

possiblemover wrote:ok, been offered a job in Sing and what I really want to know is, is the package I am being offered enough to live well......!!

They are offering me USD 100000pa before tax of course inclusive of housing allowance etc. There will be significant bonus provided I do well of course!!

I'm a guy, 32 and single. So, is this a good deal??

thoughts and comments appreciated......

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Post by trinity511 » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 7:48 am

Hi P Mover the income you are offered is fine, my wife and I live on less then that and we travel, scuba dive, ski/snowboard go out occassionally. It will all depend on what you do with your income. Eating out in european/american style can be bloody expensive, even the cost of eating in can be expensive if you only eat western foods. But it all depends on your lifestyle. A single man like yourself can have a ball here if your company allows you some time off to actually spend your money.

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Post by possiblemover » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 9:51 am

time off? probably not a spare minute in the first 6 months....oh well, guess I can save up and go crazy after that!

thanks for all your comments.....

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Enjooy yr stay in Singapore

Post by Jandolphin » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:02 am

Hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore.

possiblemover wrote:time off? probably not a spare minute in the first 6 months....oh well, guess I can save up and go crazy after that!

thanks for all your comments.....

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Post by possiblemover » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 1:29 pm

@Trinity511, meant to ask....do you know of any scuba clubs that organise trips to dive spots in the region? that I'll make time for!

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Post by possiblemover » Thu, 10 Apr 2008 9:45 pm

thanks for the scuba info trinity. replying here because i can't use pm yet as I haven't posted enough....

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Post by trinity511 » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 5:18 pm

No problem hope you get to enjoy the depths

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