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Can I live on SG$2,800?

Postby TaylorR » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 3:47 am

Hi all,

I've been offered an ESL job in Singapore for SG$2,800 per month (nothing else included). I'm really keen to take it and fly over but am concerned about the low wage. Will I be able to live on this and not be unhappily skint all the time? Any advice would be appreciated.



Postby Guest » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:45 pm

I very much doubt it is enough. If your prospective employer does not throw in accomodation, he/she really should be prepared to pay you more. Do you have any prior experience that will allow you to negotiate for higher wages?

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Postby jpatokal » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 4:13 pm

That's a fairly bad salary, and if you want to maintain any semblance of any expat lifestyle you will need to "unhappily skint all the time". Ask for more.

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