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Finding a place in Little India

Postby Pagoda » Sun, 30 Aug 2009 1:27 am

Currently based in London, I'm thinking of relocating to Singapore pending a successful job application (the salary of which will be $3000 per month).

Is it realistic to expect to be able to find one-bedroom/studio flat in Little India for about $1000 per month?

What kind of quality of life can I expect on that salary?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Finding a place in Little India

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Aug 2009 2:20 pm

Pagoda wrote:Currently based in London, I'm thinking of relocating to Singapore pending a successful job application (the salary of which will be $3000 per month).

Is it realistic to expect to be able to find one-bedroom/studio flat in Little India for about $1000 per month?

No. But if you are prepared to rent a room in a flat, you should be able to see yourself clear with around 300-800/mo for a common room (3-400) to master bedroom (in suite toilet) for 4-800.

What kind of quality of life can I expect on that salary?

Depends on what kind of life you like to live. Are you a traveler, a teetotaler, a vegan a religious person who tithes away large chunks of their income? Only you know that. Do a search here of living costs. :-|


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Postby sassy5 » Sun, 30 Aug 2009 2:31 pm

hey, perhaps u can try United Premas (http://www.unitedpremas.com/index.php?o ... Itemid=362). They have nice black and white terraces in little india. i have a couple of friends staying there. but the rental for jus slightly over 1K, for a 2 bedroom unit. You might consider flat sharing with someone. You can go online to search for flat mate if you need to fit something within your budget. otherwise, you might jus have to rent a room. There are a couple of website where u can find roommates, jus google. (ie: www.flatshare-singapore.com)

and i think for $3000 pay, you can live realtively well here. :) live simple, there are lots of nice cheap places to eat, chill and enjoy. :D

hope this helps.

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Postby revhappy » Sun, 30 Aug 2009 5:35 pm

You can get a studio in Little India/Serangoon for 1.2 -1.3K. But if you are willing to share a flat it would work out much cheaper; about 500 to 600$.

Its only housing and owning automobile that is very expensive in Singapore. Public transport is very good here so wouldnt need an automobile.

So if you manage to get a house under 1.3k, groceries should cost you about 500$ max. So you still have about 1000$ at your disposal. If you are single then it should be enough to lead a good life here and/or save some money as well

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Postby jpatokal » Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:39 am

sassy5 wrote:hThere are a couple of website where u can find roommates, jus google. (ie: www.flatshare-singapore.com)

Or a little closer to home:

http://classifieds.singaporeexpats.com/
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