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Is that enough?

Post by Ziva » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:18 am

My husband might get a job in Singapore within 4 months. He wants us (me+2 kids) with us.
But i´m a bit worried about the payment check are enough for all 4 of us.

Deacent appartment, maid to clean, school for our kids (AIS) and free car are paid by company.

Besides that he will get S$ 10.000 per month - and in december he will get 4 months payment as a christmasbonus.

Would that be enough 2 live a comfortable life downthere? I have no idea about living expences ect.

Please help me - i dont wanna be stuck far away from home with no money :(

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:27 am

Looks like one for Calmday to reply to.

I'll PM him :cool:

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:35 am

"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Ziva » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:43 am

A simple yes or no would have been fine :roll:

I dont wanna read posts where ppl nagging over a simple question - if u have got the question and dont wanna repeat yourself = dont answer it?

Are ppl in here 18 years old or do we acually have some grown ups? :wink:

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:59 am

Ziva wrote: if u have got the question and dont wanna repeat yourself = dont answer it?

Ok, will do.

Are ppl in here 18 years old or do we acually have some grown ups? :wink:

Intending to make friends too are we? Jeepers some people, it's like Groundhog Day sometimes!

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Post by Ziva » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 2:20 am

I just not asked this to piss ppl of :(

I know this is a topic that keeps comming back constantly, but it´s just - 2 cases are just not the same right?

I expected some usefull answers and got a link that sends me 2 a discussion = not relevant as i read it. And no - did not read it all ;) It was looong.

Well i just have 2 use all my time reading old posts for the next couple of weeks - and leave my kids to tv/computer :wink:

I´m sorry if i sounded angry - i´m not. I just expected something useful in here - not some ppl who know how Singapore works but not wants 2 help others who dont have a clue :oops:

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 3:44 am

Ziva wrote:I just not asked this to piss ppl of :(

I know this is a topic that keeps comming back constantly, but it´s just - 2 cases are just not the same right?

I expected some usefull answers and got a link that sends me 2 a discussion = not relevant as i read it. And no - did not read it all ;) It was looong.

Well i just have 2 use all my time reading old posts for the next couple of weeks - and leave my kids to tv/computer :wink:

I´m sorry if i sounded angry - i´m not. I just expected something useful in here - not some ppl who know how Singapore works but not wants 2 help others who dont have a clue :oops:


This is quite an interesting case study. I suggested in that thread (quoted) three reasons why I believe this question is asked over and over. They were:
-lack of trust in the search function
- believing their situation is unique (even though to regulars it is worn-out to the bone)
- wanting hand-holding during a stressful time.

I concluded that I believe that most people proceed here with inherent goodwill but simply don't think. This was countered with the suggestion that more people than I imagine come here, arrogant and lazy, expecting others to do their legwork for them.

Hmm...

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 6:32 am

JR8, you are very gentle and optimistic in your judgements. Have you ever considered your follow up carrier as a priest? :cool:

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Post by Ziva » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 8:22 am

Well i have been around the internet looking for my question - and yet not found it.
Yes i have found some "old" info (+2-3 years) - and i dont think they are so relevant as the world/prices changes very fast.

And i´m not lazy - prefer to find info on my own but when i cant i ask others for some help. I cant see that´s lazyness !

So YES please hold my hand - if u want 2 we can cuddle a bit 2 :lol:

No serious - i just want 2 know if it´s possible 2 live 4 ppl for that. I dont know what general grocery costs - nowhere on internet can this be found (or if it can - please link ;) )
Besides that i have 2 send home 1.700 S$ every month for an apartment in our home contry - at least in the beginning - just if it goes wrong or something.

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Post by Vxx » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 8:38 am

If you look at online delivery services for supermarkets such as cold storage you can get a good idea of grocery costs.

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Post by Ziva » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 9:02 am

Thanks - i will try that :)
That never crossed my mind :oops:

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 9:40 am

x9200 wrote:JR8, you are very gentle and optimistic in your judgements. Have you ever considered your follow up carrier as a priest? :cool:
Hi X9,

Bless you my son

:cool:

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Re: Is that enough?

Post by Calmday » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02 am

Ziva wrote:My husband might get a job in Singapore within 4 months. He wants us (me+2 kids) with us.
But i´m a bit worried about the payment check are enough for all 4 of us.

Deacent appartment, maid to clean, school for our kids (AIS) and free car are paid by company.

Besides that he will get S$ 10.000 per month - and in december he will get 4 months payment as a christmasbonus.

Would that be enough 2 live a comfortable life downthere? I have no idea about living expences ect.

Please help me - i dont wanna be stuck far away from home with no money :(
Ziva you should be able to do fine on S$8300 as long as all of you major expenses are covered. We try to stay on a S$10,000 a month budget which includes rent (Jurong so a little cheaper) and car (very basic, very small car is S$1177 a month). We both like beer and we go out for dinner at least twice a week and still usually maintain within our budget.
Singapore is actually not that expensive with the exception of a few things. Rent, owning or leasing a car, alcohol, eating out at nicer restaurants are all ridiculously expensive. Public transportation is the best and most efficient that I have seen and in my opinion some of the best food in Singapore can be found at the hawker stands or food courts and is amazingly inexpensive. :)

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Post by ksl » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 4:50 pm

Ziva wrote:My husband might get a job in Singapore within 4 months. He wants us (me+2 kids) with us.
But i´m a bit worried about the payment check are enough for all 4 of us.

Deacent appartment, maid to clean, school for our kids (AIS) and free car are paid by company.

Besides that he will get S$ 10.000 per month - and in december he will get 4 months payment as a christmasbonus.

Would that be enough 2 live a comfortable life downthere? I have no idea about living expences ect.

Please help me - i dont wanna be stuck far away from home with no money :(
If you adopt a local life style with the occasional expat foodie style, 10k is more than enough, though your risk factors of being cheated out of your money is quite high. So question everything and compare especially rented properties, shop around there are some decent condo's for 2500 to 3K if you take your time. Cook at home will save you a fortune!

Though culture also plays a role, most races that eat rice for example will have lower food costs, than those that do not. Eating out can be very very expensive, so choose carefully has that Chillie crab, that you think is $30 per kilo, maybe $450 a kg so do not trust the waiters to give you the cheapest of anything, quite the opposite in some cases.

You have to be street wise or get conned in Singapore, even in the heartlands it can happen, for example a $2.50 for reading glasses, may become $10 if you are a foreigner, even if it states the price on the box. :roll: Though i will say the majority are nice genuine people, the problems are the same as anywhere else in big cities.

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Post by Brah » Sun, 27 Feb 2011 5:52 pm

Ok. Only if you stop using things like "ppl" "2" "u" and "4" in place of real words.

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10k / month is not exactly slumming it if you get all those freebies, even with what you need to send home.

Like CD said it will depend a lot on where you live and your lifestyle. And if you don't drink a lot of alcohol which is expensive here. It might be a little on the low side for some, depends what you're used to. No simple answers as there is quite a range of people living here and their respective means.

Not sure how your freebies will figure into taxation though.

Ziva wrote:Well i have been around the internet looking for my question - and yet not found it.

Yes i have found some "old" info (+2-3 years) - and i dont think they are so relevant as the world/prices changes very fast.

And i´m not lazy - prefer to find info on my own but when i cant i ask others for some help. I cant see that´s lazyness !

So YES please hold my hand - if u want 2 we can cuddle a bit 2 :lol:

No serious - i just want 2 know if it´s possible 2 live 4 ppl for that. I dont know what general grocery costs - nowhere on internet can this be found (or if it can - please link ;) )
Besides that i have 2 send home 1.700 S$ every month for an apartment in our home contry - at least in the beginning - just if it goes wrong or something.

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