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Urgent Advice!!!!

Post by samy06 » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 9:12 am

Hi guys!! I have been offered a job of a regional manager in singapore.....Jus wanted to know that is a monthly S$ 9000 with 3000 as HRA n 6000 Salary enough for a family of 3????? My company pays for..education,medical and insurance for me,wife n kid. How much do a condo cost???
Pls help as i am about to sign contract....

Thanks

Samy

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Post by durain » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 9:36 am

i think you better do a bit of research before you sign on the dotted line!!! have you been to singapore before?

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Post by samy06 » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:41 am

Hey Thanks for ur reply...Well...I really havent been to sg...But did check some condos on this website...n frankly found it a little over th top....So What exactly is a DECENT packadge to maintain a good lifestyle????

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Post by durain » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 7:15 pm

samy06 wrote:Hey Thanks for ur reply...Well...I really havent been to sg...But did check some condos on this website...n frankly found it a little over th top....So What exactly is a DECENT packadge to maintain a good lifestyle????
condos prices start at about S$3000+. is it OTT? well, that is the price at the current market value. IMHO, a decent package for me is the company pay everything for me, education, medical, a house with swimming pool, car, maid, R&R once a month, free air ticket to fly back to my home country, work 2 days a week, etc. that's how i maintain my good lifestyle. i dont know what's your lifestyle, so cant comment on it. :)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:35 pm

samy06 wrote:Hi guys!! I have been offered a job of a regional manager in singapore.....Jus wanted to know that is a monthly S$ 9000 with 3000 as HRA n 6000 Salary enough for a family of 3????? My company pays for..education,medical and insurance for me,wife n kid. How much do a condo cost???
Pls help as i am about to sign contract....

Thanks

Samy
Have you tried the search function here at all? A wealth of posts, yours for the reading, far more info than you will get by starting a post with you essentially uninformative information.

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Post by DanShaku » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 12:25 am

You can get cheaper apartments, but you have to move out from the city.
Pasir Ris s not bad and the MRT is convinient. 3 bdrm condo can get at around $2500pm.

The rest depends on how you want to live. Bare necessity for a family life would be S$8K per month but I would plug for $12K for comfort.

Mind you I know people herewho are getting by on as little as $4K after
housing.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Sep 2008 3:16 pm

DanShaku wrote:
Mind you I know people herewho are getting by on as little as $4K after
housing.
So do I. In fact, more than 50% of the population on the island, truth be known. 6K is enough especially if opt for and HDB rental and having your medical and schooling taken care of by the employer.
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Re: Urgent Advice!!!!

Post by Joe6816 » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 2:13 pm

samy06 wrote:Hi guys!! I have been offered a job of a regional manager in singapore.....Jus wanted to know that is a monthly S$ 9000 with 3000 as HRA n 6000 Salary enough for a family of 3????? My company pays for..education,medical and insurance for me,wife n kid. How much do a condo cost???
Pls help as i am about to sign contract....

Thanks

Samy
HDB for rent - (4rm) 2+1 B209 TPY near Braddrell MRT full furn aircon immed $2knett

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Post by snowqueen » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 5:45 pm

Hi

The salary doesn't sound too bad, my husband is on only slightly more than that. We have just found a condo on the east coast - good sized 3 bed place for 4,500 per month. Our original budget was $3,500 but we decided to stretch the it for a bigger place. We've been looking EVERYWHERE - got some advice for you on property searching but I'll save that for another day.

Just be mindful that you will need to put down 3 months rent - 1 for that months rent and 2 for the deposit.

Cost of living generally isn't too bad, and if you don't mind commuting by bus or MRT then you will get more bang for your buck if you live outside of the city.

You could try pushing for another S$1-1.5k to make things a little more comfortable.

Hope this helps.

Sarah

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