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Costs of education and car rental in SG

Post by golanshy » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 6:42 pm

Hi,

I will soon be moving to Singapore for a temporary assignment.

My company is intending to provide me with S$16000 for education for my children (each child 8,000).

Is that considered good and enough for the International Schools in SG ? My kids are 3 & 6 years old.

Same question for car rental, does 2000 S$ enough for a 1.6 family car (Toyota Corolla for example) ?

Should I be satisfied or request more?

Thanx.

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Post by car help » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 9:50 am

Can't answer the school fee question - but S$2000 for a car rental is more than enough especially if you are looking at a Corolla. Corolla or similar car would probably be more like S$1000 per month. You can actually buy a used car and spend under S$1000 per month for the payment - and probably get something with a little more room than a Corolla. You might want to look into buying a used car when you get here.

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Post by car help » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 9:53 am

Sorry - just re-read your post. If you are only here on a temporary assignment & not long term I guess there is no point in buying a car. It would be better to rent one. You'll do fine on the amount you are getting.

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Post by Guest » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 10:51 am

I think you forgot to mention if the S$2000 is for the whole period of your assignment or a monthly allowance. S$2000/month is not a problem for car rental.

S$16000 sounds more like a year's allowance for your children's education needs.

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Post by car help » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 5:40 pm

Good point, Guest. I was working on the assumption that the S$2000 was a monthy allowance, but if it is a lump sum, it will probably only cover about 2 months of car rental costs for the Corolla-type car you are interested in.

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Post by Daegan » Fri, 06 Jun 2008 1:16 am

2k would be enough but it depends on the travelling distance and does your work area need to enter into the ERP zone?

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Post by stylezmind » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 6:56 pm

$2000 is sufficient to lease a car. Try to go for some reputable companies.

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Post by QRM » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 8:50 pm

Hey Stylezmind, that post was over 4 years old,

Why are you digging up all the car rental/purchase posts?

The last thing you want, is people to accidentally get the impression you are a second hand car salesman, I mean what an insult that would be.

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Post by durain » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 9:10 pm

all these newbie digging out old thread. i smell something...

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Post by QRM » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:52 pm

durain wrote: i smell something...
What?

Nasty Louis Vuitton white belt, fake rolex with a way too big strap, bad news ring tone, chews with mouth open and a strong whiff of upholstery cleaner?

A local second hand car dealer?

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