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Accommodation and salary in Singapore

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Accommodation and salary in Singapore

Post by daniboi » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:14 pm


I'm currently living in Dubai and will be moving to Singapore...

What is a good salary to be living on in Singapore ? could you give me a break down of a typical budget (food/accommodation/ travel.. per month)

Where is a good place for an expat to live ? (close to rail and beach and places to go out)

if anyone knows dubai - i'm currently living in dubai marina- so something kind of like that

please can you advice - id greatly appreciate it

Thanks guys !

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Post by Adamkl » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:34 pm


Snap! I am also moving from Dubai to Singapore this coming Aug.

The Salary I am taking in Singapore is a lot less then I am making in Dubai but its still around about enough to live on. Some web site says you need about 35k (UK) per year to live on in Singapore, not sure how true that is.

I think it will all depend on the sort of deal your getting for going to Singapore. If your getting housing like they do in Dubai and such like.

I still dont have a clue where I am going to live as renting a room for about 600 pounds per month isn't my idea of fun. Oh and loads of places saying that you can't cook!!!

If you use the search on this site loads of people have asked all the questions you probably have and there will be nice full answers.

Good luck and once I am there it would be nice to know someone if you fancy a drink, oh thats meant to be nice and expensive too.

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Post by daniboi » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 3:54 am

Thanks so much for the reply... u can mail me on [email protected]

Would like to quiz you on more if i can


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Post by JoeyLucius » Mon, 04 May 2009 3:29 pm

it really depends on what kind of lifestyle u wanna live....
some ppl in SG can get by earning 2k per mth.... some earning 5k thinks its not enough.....
It really depends on wat you want....

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Post by enerimil » Sun, 10 May 2009 3:59 pm

If you don't fancy owning a car, singapore is a very affordable place to live in. And its not true that many places do not allow you to cook. Public transport here is excellent and cheap too. But of cos, it all depends on your lifestyle. :)

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Post by bbgrace » Mon, 11 May 2009 9:30 pm

Renting fee is quite expensive here in Singapore. >$2.5K to rent a 2-3 bedroom condominium, if you are renting a condo near to downtown areas, can be >$4k. To rent a 3 bedroom HDB, it can be >$2k, and >$2.5k at the downtown areas.

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 15 May 2009 2:41 pm

I think the rent are coming down quickly in the recent weeks/months. By August, it should be even lower, in fact! You can see UE Square and Icon going for $2.5K for a studio, so maybe in a few more months, you will be able to see 2 bedroom going for that price!

Keep your finger crossed!!!

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