Roughly speaking, yes. (Sing salaries tend to be lower, but your offer will most likely jump up once you let on that you have a pending offer at that salary.)jakjak wrote:Can I expect similar salary to the one I've been offered in the US (i.e. US$90-100k/yr = S$130-150k/yr = S$10-12.5k/mth)?
Do a search, this is asked every single day. The supply of single apartments is low and rentals are disproportionately high, so while you could afford one with that salary, it's much more economical to share.What kind of living standard can I expect with that kind of salary in Singapore for a single guy? My biggest worry is rent, would anyone be kind enough to give a rough idea of the monthly rent for a 1 bedroom high-rise condo arnd 700-900sq ft (with amenities like air con, gym, parking, etc) in the Orchard road area. I like to live in bustling downtown area where I can get easy access to shops, malls, food, etc within walking distance.
taxes are higher in the states. i think in your area of research, that's a small price to pay for being with brilliant minds and opportunities in USA.jakjak wrote:I've been offered a job in the US with base salary in the range of US$90-100k p.a. I also have an imminent offer from a European multinational company who's setting up a manufacturing facility in Singapore for a R&D job.
i'm a phd candidate, prbably will be finished in abt 6-9mths. i know that there is a long backlog for US work visa for certain categories. there are 4 categories for work visa and I think I can qualify for the second highest category (which last time I checked did not actually have a backlog). so finger crossed that will go through should i decide to move to the UStaxico wrote:waitaminit; are you a phd student or phd candidate?
head on over and good luck with your visa. i understand there's a giant backlog of apps, even for experienced scientists (which are in demand).
is that why they are recruiting so early in your degree?
hello hello,gif wrote:hi jakjak
btw, I have a PhD and in R&D I got salaries I could barely survive the month with, back in Italy!!! And now that I turned to a "proper job", my salary is still quite lower than the rates you are talking of, with 10 years experience, so...go ahead whatever! and tell me where u work, I'll send an application too!
With S$10k/month, if u want a flat in a condo (not central, not shared) take out from the salary about S$ 4K/month; if then u don't plan to have a car and use public transportation instead, let's say u spend maximum 5S$/day, which makes 150S$/month (conservative maybe), then u add on some cab fares, let's say 50S$/week (conservative again), I think u probably wouldn't be rich, but still have good money left for enjoying and to cover expenses I've been neglecting/not knowing.
Furtermore, consider that taxes here in Singapore are quite low, I think only 7%.
You could ask the company if they provide medical insurance/assistance for you here, as I heard medical treatment is quite expensive (not used yet, luckily, and anyhow my company is providing).