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very low salaries in singapore

Postby citrix1234 » Sat, 04 Jun 2011 7:09 pm

hi

singapore salaries 4000 - 6000 dols

when i deduct 35.5 % CPF remains ... 2580 - 3870 dols

when i deduct 1500 for rent

1080 - 2370 dols remaining after rent

school for 2 children .. 1000 dollars

if i deduct school exp. 80 - 1370 dollars remaining

strange if i get 4000 dols , it is absolutely not manageable

please share any experiences

note that i have not added any other expenses

regards

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Re: very low salaries in singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Jun 2011 8:07 pm

citrix1234 wrote:hi

singapore salaries 4000 - 6000 dols

when i deduct 35.5 % CPF remains ... 2580 - 3870 dols

Why are you deducting CPF. Are you are a citizen or a PR? If not you don't have any cpf deductions. If you are, you only have a maximum of 20% and the employer contributes the other 15.5%.


when i deduct 1500 for rent

1080 - 2370 dols remaining after rent

school for 2 children .. 1000 dollars

How old are the children?

if i deduct school exp. 80 - 1370 dollars remaining

strange if i get 4000 dols , it is absolutely not manageable

please share any experiences

note that i have not added any other expenses

regards


If you are married, then your wife would need to work. Unfortuantely, you haven't giving us anything to go on, data wise, but if you are not local and your wife is not going to work, then yes, it's going to be rough. However, if you are a citizen, while you have CPF deductions, your school fees would only be a couple of hundred for both. So first of all, you need to clarify what you are.

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very low salaries in singapore

Postby citrix1234 » Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:16 am

sorry for that
i m just looking to move to singapore
but i am eligible to get an LPR . so i am analysing which option is finanacially viable i.e. with PR or simply an S-Pass

am married with two children

some other forums suggested that school fees are high like around 500+dollars for a single child ? is that may be for expat schools ?

if both of us work full time i.e. 8 hrs , then taking care of children will be again another issue . wont it ? or is there any way ? can my wife work part-time , do the companies allow such a thing ?

considering whichever is best option , may be working with S-Pass we will have more money in our pockets compared to PR ?

note : thank for your spontaneous replies

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Re: very low salaries in singapore

Postby Saint » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 9:57 am

citrix1234 wrote:sorry for that
i m just looking to move to singapore
but i am eligible to get an LPR . so i am analysing which option is finanacially viable i.e. with PR or simply an S-Pass



Being eligible to apply for LPR and getting it approved are 2 completely different things. LPR applications are very rarely approved and the whole process will take at least a year.

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Re: very low salaries in singapore

Postby beppi » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:58 am

In reality, your calculation should look like this:

singapore salaries 4000 - 6000 dols

when i deduct 20 % CPF (Note: Fresh PRs pay less than that!) of the max. ceiling of S$5000: remains ... 3000 - 5000 dols

when i deduct 2000 for rent (more realistic than your figure!) and 5% tax (you forgot that!): 950 - 2750 dols remaining

local school for 2 children .. 300 dollars: 650 - 2100 dollars remaining

Obviously it would be tough at the lower end, but manageable (though not luxurious) on the upper end of your scale. Singapore average household income is S$5500/month, so what do you expect if you're below that (and a foreigner ineligible for the subsidized local housing market)?

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Postby richie303 » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:19 am

$500 for International School? lol. It's more like $2000 a month each for International School so that would be $4000 for your two (that's considering kids at any ages really)

the range of salary you discussed will be very difficult for a foreigner to live on. IMO due to school fees and tax and the rental market.

Good Luck.

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Postby carpuff » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:22 am

richie303 wrote:$500 for International School? lol. It's more like $2000 a month each for International School so that would be $4000 for your two (that's considering kids at any ages really)

the range of salary you discussed will be very difficult for a foreigner to live on. IMO due to school fees and tax and the rental market.

Good Luck.

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That's so true.. I couldn't imagine how much the budget will be like if they're at their college years.

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Postby harky » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:05 pm

4000 - 6000 dols u call that LOW!!!

than i m the lowest!!


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