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Living on a salary

Post by cbat » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:35 am

Hi, I'm sure variations have been asked a bunch of times on the forum but figured I would toss my hat in. I'm considering moving to Singapore with my company they have offered a salary of 70K full relocation and insurance. Being a single guy do you think that it is possible to live on this and maintain a reasonable standard of living (not sharing an apartment, looking around districts 16,10,11, and saving some cash)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:00 pm

Of course you can but again, we have no idea of your perception of reasonable standard of living. Do you tend to eat in western types of restuarants every night and go on the pi$$ afterwards? Do you intend to fly to various locations around the ASEAN region on a regular basis? Monthly? Quarterly? Do you intend on using public transport like buses or MRT or are you going to opt for taxi's or personal car? So much to think about. but ~6K/mo is around the average "Household" income for the median family (not one but two working adults and kids) so as a single, yes it's do-able.
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Post by cbat » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:35 pm

To me a reasonable standard of living would be going out to eat at a nice restaurant at least once or twice a week and eating at hawkers marts for lunch most days would be my guess, using the MRT for transport to and from work. Ideally I'd like to see some of the region but in reality with work etc it would be the standard 1 or 2 week holiday a year with the ocassional cheap weekends.

Having said that it's good to know that the median income is ~6K as this gives me a good comparison point.

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Post by hehehe21 » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 1:41 pm

Hi cbat,
The rental price for a whole 1+1 unit in 16,10,11 will be 3k~3.5k S$ per month

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