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London vs Singapore

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Where to go?

Poll ended at Tue, 30 Jun 2009 8:36 pm

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Post by ykota » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 7:47 pm

Saint wrote:
ykota wrote:Sorry was mistaken not 4200 GBP/month, but 42000 GBP/year which is obviously less. 3500GBP/month.

I cannot choose my location in UK unfornutatelly. I will be working for my current employer - so this can be only London.

And again.

1. I have an offer in Singapore. {different employer}
2. They say they are going to transfer us shortly, but they have no obligation, and can offer less than I expect. {same employer}

Is cost of living in Singapore and London comparable to each other?
42k PA sterling would equate to 2,5k take home a month
Sorry again, was not really clear. I am talking about net income which I used to. And other people dont. Here in russia, we almost always talking about net income. because taxes are pretty much the same for any working individual and paid by the company (substructed from your salary).

So the total income is 62K sterling per anum. And you have 3,5K per month in hands.

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Post by haggle » Sat, 27 Jun 2009 12:25 am

Could you have the summer in London and the winter in Singapore?

I know you can't but that would be nice wouldnt it?

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Post by Saint » Sat, 27 Jun 2009 1:11 am

haggle wrote:Could you have the summer in London and the winter in Singapore?

I know you can't but that would be nice wouldnt it?
So 3, maybe 4 days in London and the rest in Singapore?

Singapore is currently going through an official heat wave but amazingly the temperature has never risen officially above 35.2 degrees!!

I wonder why?? :wink:

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Post by ksl » Sat, 27 Jun 2009 7:56 pm

42k Net income, I would choose London UK and take advantage of the property prices, buy and hold, you can easy live out in the rural areas and pick up some good bargains. Although remember the council tax you have to pay on the rating of the property.

All new cars are bad investments, so do not buy new! You can pick up excellent classics and sports cars cheap that hold there prices better. If you insist on a new, go to Germany or Belgium and to save 30%

UK second hand car market is probably like Russia, full of crooks, so you have to make contacts through networking to get a reasonable deal. Cars are cheap.

So with a house in the rural area, and a car, you have miles and miles of beautiful Country to enjoy, I have never been bored in my own Country, like i get bored in Singapore.

Singapore is great 6 to 9 months of the year. But for me, you cannot beat a Country with 4 seasons and an outdoor life and 42k you can enjoy and invest in property and expect to win, if it's done within the next 6 months.

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