Equivalent lifestyle cost in Singapore

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Equivalent lifestyle cost in Singapore

Post by spades » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 8:19 pm

I posted this in the career forum but realised it may be more appropriate here...

I now get paid about AUD$85,000 package in Sydney which includes superannuation but my take home pay after super and taxes is about A$59,000 per annum or S$6400/month. Noticed you guys quote monthly salaries from this point onwards I will talk SGD.

Rent in Sydney for a decent 2 bedroom apartment max 5 years old is about S$2500/month and my living expenses including bills, food and transpo is about S$1400/month (without entertainment expenses like fancy dinners, movies, etc so this is a minimum). That totals to about S$3900/month. So S$6400-S$3900 is S$2500/month for savings.

I am single. My bills include the usual electricity, landline, mobile phone, meals, groceries and private health insurance.

My question is what is the equivalent cost of living in Singapore for a similar lifestyle WITHOUT the "entertainment expenses"?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 9:17 pm

The search function of this site will turn up numerous threads on the subject complete with various cost variables from different points of view. Try it. Then if you have a specific question we will be more than happy to try to find an answer for you. We have to the same thing that you do.......
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Post by bruinbear » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 9:30 pm

Well income taxes are substantially lower in Singapore compared in Australia.

With $85,000 chargeable income (assuming ZERO reliefs and rebates), your tax is $5,000 thereabouts I think.

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