We never came here on an expats package, but we managed very well, though rental is the biggest burden! Now its my beer only kidding!
Yes its expensive, you can probably find an HDB unit in the west for a reasonable price 3 bedroom unit for 1500 to 1800, you will be on dependant pass so can also look for work if you want.
But I do understand your concern, and can assure you, you can adjust.
When i moved from UK, to Denmark where income tax was a minimum 43% against 25% in UK in accordance with income, I never even considered if I could afford to live. My thought was if i get a job, i will be on local money, and if locals can live, so can i. The question is what standard of living.... If you cut out all the unhealthy crap foods that were so cheap for example in UK, and so bloody expensive in Denmark, a radicle change appears on less money.
Anyway one lives longer on less calories in accordance to some research i was looking at, so don't overfeed the hubby and kids....and no luxuries, like ice cream, sweets, cakes, cigarettes and beer and you will be fine.
Don't worry, see it as a challenge and a new venture!
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