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S-League - Relocating

Post by ohdeano » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 6:21 am

Hello,

I currently live in Sydney and I have been offered a contract in the S-League (Singapore Fotball League).

What i am trying to find out is how much it would cost me to live in Singapore? What would it cost per month to live.

Ideally i would like to live in a 1 - 2 bedroom unit in a nice area? But i have no idea on how much rent would be or things like food, transport ect..

I hope someone can help me out, look forward to hearing from you.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 6:41 am

Ask your agent! I'm not sure how you think a bunch of strangers can have any idea of your income, and your expectations re: a standard of living.

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Post by ohdeano » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 6:58 am

Im not asking you to have any idea of what my income would be!!!

I am asking what it would cost to live per month... rent, food, ect.. im not asking for exacts i just looking at ball park figures..!!

My adgent is from Aiusralia also, i thought expats might have abetter idea on the matter...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 7:05 am

It will cost anywhere from 1800/mo to what ever you are willing to pay, depending on your lifestyle and whether your are frugal or a spendthrift. Whether you are a vegetarian or a gourmet diner, whether you are a teetotaler or a lush, whether you like chips or caviar, whether you like to drive or like to ride and on what. Without knowing what your abilities are, it's kind of difficult, nay, impossible to give you a clue. Do you want a 30/months phone habit or a full data plan with the latest piece of garbage from Apple? We can't give you a clue if you don't give us a clue to your budget.
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 7:22 am

Flat/house could be like $1.5k to easily $30k a month.

So that's a 20*, or 2000% percent variable on one element alone...

agreed the question has to start (and usually does, since it is a common one). 'I am expecting to earn roughly X, here are my expectations... and how might that pan out...

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Post by ohdeano » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 9:07 am

Hi Guys ok fair point....

The contarct at this stage is around $3500 per month and to be honest im not sure if i can live off that. I dont need to live like a king but i dont want to be struggling week in week out. I want to live somewhere thats nice as i will be relocating my life to singapore. I would look at 1 - 2 bedroom place.

I dont eat out alot, i like to cook. Im sure there is cheap pleces to eat! im up for eating cheaply on the streets.

I have no need fopr a car i dont think, public transport seems to be the way to go.

does this help?

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:06 am

ohdeano wrote:Hi Guys ok fair point....

The contarct at this stage is around $3500 per month and to be honest im not sure if i can live off that. I dont need to live like a king but i dont want to be struggling week in week out. I want to live somewhere thats nice as i will be relocating my life to singapore. I would look at 1 - 2 bedroom place.

I dont eat out alot, i like to cook. Im sure there is cheap pleces to eat! im up for eating cheaply on the streets.

I have no need fopr a car i dont think, public transport seems to be the way to go.

does this help?
$3500 is not enough to live on if you're coming from Australia and are used to a certain standard of living, plain and simple.

I can't believe the S league are so cheap with their contracts, I didn't think they'd be paying premier league wages but 3500 a month is pitiful, I guess the majority of players who play must have a day job too

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Post by ohdeano » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:11 am

Thanks mate, thats exactlly what i needed! someone to tell me yes or no.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:13 am

If you are coming for the S-league, especially from Australia, you should be getting $5K ~ $7K depending on what you are bring to the table as well as some assistance/allowance for housing. (Probably not full but at least some help)
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Post by ohdeano » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:46 am

Hi thats great.

So i am assuming you could live well off $5k - $7k?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:40 pm

You are not going to live high off the hog, but you can survive and have money for some partying and trips and savings if you are reasonably frugal enough. Rent a room rather than a whole unit, or find someone to share the costs of a flat. But yes, it can be done on $5/K mo and save some money to boot.
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Post by dazzlebabe » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 4:15 pm

Oh-Dean-Oh
If you are a hot player, single and good-looking, you can "rent" a room at ours! I'll find a way to convince the husband to accept you as a son I always wanted ;)

On a serious note, I think the football players train out of the city area so renting a room/HDB in the heartlands might cost less than renting a condo. You are surrounded by "nice" areas, no slums here and you can get around pretty easily on public transport.

Hope to see you (barebodied) on the pitch soon!

Good Luck with your search.
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 4:27 pm

If you wished to live on your own, take SMS's figure above of a base level of $1800 for rent. Eating out in hawker centres of food-courts is probably the most economical way to get by, lets say $25/day = $750/mo. Transport, say $200/mo. That provides you with base level subsistence.

More to the point it leaves you $750/mo for everything else, occasional nice meals out, going to a bar, taxis, a TV license, cable/broadband, clothing, weekends away and so on.

You'll see some people in your shoes willing to do that, or take a flatshare because they believe Singapore is going to be a launchpad for their future. I think you need to consider how much that applies in your case. Because the above scenario is a very basic standard of living for a 'western' expat.

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Re: S-League - Relocating

Post by u4ria » Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:48 pm

Hi Deano,

Honestly speaking for $3500 I will pass on the offer. I'm from OZ too. Came here 2 years ago.

A nice area to live would be somewhere central like Marina Bay. Just to give you some indicative figures to work with. A 2 bedroom condo in central area costs $4000 upwards per month to rent.

Another important thing to note is that booze is very expensive here. Costs thrice as much than back home.

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Post by ohdeano » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 8:39 am

i am thuinking the same thing $3500 is not alot. So as one of the prevous replys i should not worry about it unless it was up around $5K - $7k?

i dont think anyone could live of $3500? coudl they?

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