a must-have-wage should be S$100,000.00+ /month (maybe more if you want a butler, driver, servant, etc) to have a good life. but then, is money everything in life???burgmer wrote: What is an appropriate must-have-wage to have a good life in Singapore when we want to live in a nice condo in an international community or where the German community lives at ??
Start believing...road.not.taken wrote:Not!
Sorry burgmer. Lots of posters here feel if you have a big budget you are shallow and incapable of being in touch with the 'real Singapore'. Bah!
There is no appropriate wage for living well, list what is most important to you and do a direct comparison. Don't you have an HR department to help you? I can't believe companies send people so far away with no help, what a recipe for disaster.
What kind of shocking transition do you actually expect?starline wrote:Future expats think this may ease the shoking transition to a different culture and location. It has nothing to do with money nor with the ability or readiness to get in touch with locals.
I guess the use of 'Shocking' is inappropriate in this case. However I was reffering to the case of a family with kids who don't speak the language, and will probably experience dificullties and challenges in this transition. Being part of a community is important for some.x9200 wrote:What kind of shocking transition do you actually expect?starline wrote:Future expats think this may ease the shoking transition to a different culture and location. It has nothing to do with money nor with the ability or readiness to get in touch with locals.
Exactly. Now, depending on your individual predispositions you will experience some kind of secondary "shock" after 1-2 years of being here. Likely not earlier.Pepijn wrote:The only shock I ever faced in Singapore was a climate shock There are cultural differences you run into after the first couple of weeks, but for me 9Dutch) going on a holiday to the south of Spain has more apparent, short term cultural differences then I experienced in Singapore.
I do not think there are any without aircon.Pepijn wrote: So the most important thing you should be looking at for a condo is if it is air-conditioned!
*bit tongue in check 2 cents*
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