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Is 7000 enough for a family of 3?

Yes, good enough
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43%
Yes, a bit tigth
2
14%
Maybe if you are frugal
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7%
No, it's not enough
5
36%
 
Total votes: 14

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Enough for a family of 3?

Postby fercasa83 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 5:41 pm

Hi All,

I'm about to start the negotiation for a new position in Singapore, and I would like your help to identify if my expectations (SG$7000 NET) would be enough to have a comfortable (not luxurious) lifestyle with my wife and 6 months old baby.

I know this question has been posted many times and many of you should be tired of it but please think about the time when you were researching the same information.

Some of you may think "well... what does comfortable means to you?" and here the details:

    HDB flat (at least 2 rooms at an avg distance from CBD)
    Public transportation
    No clubbing/Drinking (maybe a few times)
    Maid/babysitter
    Be able to save a couple thousands

I used the following Cost of living calculator and it seems I would be able to do it

http://www.contactsingapore.sg/interactives/cost_of_living_calculator/

I would really appreciate if you can add some costs and answer the poll

If you are not going to post helpful information please avoid doing it.

Cheers

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Postby revhappy » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 5:47 pm

When you say 7K NET you mean excluding tax?

If thats so, you should be able to save around 3000. Budget 2000 for the flat and another 2000 for the rest of the expenses.

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After tax

Postby fercasa83 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 6:21 pm

Thanks! yes I meant 7000 after tax

Cheers!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 8:21 pm

Another one who thinks they can tell an open forum who can and who cannot reply and how to do so. :roll:

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Re: Enough for a family of 3?

Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 8:30 pm

fercasa83 wrote:If you are not going to post helpful information please avoid doing it.
Cheers


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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 8:37 pm

Define your own circle-jerk. A great way to find the answer to something you know nothing about lol
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(p.s. We're still cool SMS, yeah? :wink:)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 9:08 pm

Where's Nak? He's one of those IT types as well, isn't he? :P

But don't you think just one would have been enough? Now's he's done gone off and reposted the same post in a new thread. Guess he doesn't realize that we REALLY frown on all types of spam here. :?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 9:24 pm

Not into death-blows issit? :) :wink:

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 9:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Another one who thinks they can tell an open forum who can and who cannot reply and how to do so. :roll:


I'm keeping quiet on this one.........

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 9:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Where's Nak? He's one of those IT types as well, isn't he? :P

But don't you think just one would have been enough? Now's he's done gone off and reposted the same post in a new thread. Guess he doesn't realize that we REALLY frown on all types of spam here. :?


Watcha waiting for me to reply here for? I've been lurking around, waiting to pounce, but if I must...

@OP

7000SGD: yes, that is enough.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:01 pm

That was really boring man :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:04 pm

JR8 wrote:That was really boring man :wink:


I don't like going on to long diatribes.

OP already knows the answer to his questions; he's not asking us for an answer, he wants validation of the conclusion that he came up with.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:54 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:That was really boring man :wink:


I don't like going on to long diatribes.

OP already knows the answer to his questions; he's not asking us for an answer, he wants validation of the conclusion that he came up with.


Yeah I know, I've already described that concept. though I expect it was too long for you to read :) :wink:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:58 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:That was really boring man :wink:


I don't like going on to long diatribes.

OP already knows the answer to his questions; he's not asking us for an answer, he wants validation of the conclusion that he came up with.


Yeah I know, I've already described that concept. though I expect it was too long for you to read :) :wink:


I'd post Jean-Luc Picard here but I'm too exasperated to copy-and-paste the ASCII art...

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Postby Eau2011 » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:49 am

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:That was really boring man :wink:


I don't like going on to long diatribes.

OP already knows the answer to his questions; he's not asking us for an answer, he wants validation of the conclusion that he came up with.


Why? :???:


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