Salary at 145000 - Please advice

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 24 May 2012 10:09 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The average expat is nowhere near that figure, but a lot of western expats ARE. Most westerners here are Expats, but most Expats here AREN'T westerners. Therefore you are being somewhat misled by the small majority.
I prefer to categorize myself as a "migrant worker" to keep people from thinking that I can use money to wipe my arse.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 May 2012 10:36 am

:lol: +1

Sounds better than being an itinerant labourer though.....
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 24 May 2012 10:38 am

Or transient worker :P

But hey, technically, we all are, right?

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Post by QRM » Thu, 24 May 2012 5:06 pm

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Post by iloverice » Thu, 24 May 2012 8:31 pm

I used to be marked as coolie

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 May 2012 9:29 pm

So was my Father-in-Law.
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Post by thismyvoice » Mon, 28 May 2012 9:29 pm

geheimnis wrote:what on earth are people talking about here? This guy is going to earn 145000 sgd annually ... that's like 90,000 euros a year .... AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING YOU'LL GET BY!!!!
Are all expats millionaires or what? please someone explain to me what exactly do you guys envision when you say a "mediocre" lifestyle? Because otherwise, singapore HAS to be atleast 4 times more expensive than the urban western europe!
From HSBC - "Expatriates in Singapore rank second in the world for income, with half earning over US$200,000 ($254,973) a year, a recent survey found."

Fresh out of the oven. SGD$145k a year package means way below average pay. :wink:

I wonder who they survey.

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 May 2012 9:45 am

thismyvoice wrote:I wonder who they survey.
Most likely where "EXPATS" work .. like Marina Bay Financial Center area ?? and specifically they may have looked at all Caucasians are "EXPATS' and others as NOT ..

Did they state how many "EXPATS" were surveyed ?

And my German colleague here is going mental considering his pay is much less than the US$ 200,000 :)

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Post by Modery » Tue, 29 May 2012 2:09 pm

Profile of Singapore based expats surveyed in 2010:
Sample size: 120
Country of origin: UK (45%);Australia (11%);India (9%)
Occupation: Banking (35%);Education (12%);Construction/Manufacturing/Utilities (8%)
Age: 25-34 (23%); 35-44 (33%); 45-54 (29%)
Gender: Male (72%); Female (28%)

http://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/#/country/Singapore

http://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/files ... report.pdf

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 29 May 2012 2:58 pm

Modery wrote:Profile of Singapore based expats surveyed in 2010:
Sample size: 120
Country of origin: UK (45%);Australia (11%);India (9%)
Occupation: Banking (35%);Education (12%);Construction/Manufacturing/Utilities (8%)
Age: 25-34 (23%); 35-44 (33%); 45-54 (29%)
Gender: Male (72%); Female (28%)

http://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/#/country/Singapore

http://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/files ... report.pdf
Did they pick the sample from their Premier Vantage clients ?? :D :D

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Post by movingtospore » Thu, 31 May 2012 3:39 pm

Get your employer to pay at least some of your school fees. You can refer to new MOM policies that make it next to impossible to enroll in local schools.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 02 Jun 2012 1:59 am

movingtospore wrote:Get your employer to pay at least some of your school fees. You can refer to new MOM policies that make it next to impossible to enroll in local schools.
MOM or MOE?

What exactly changed? I heard it got harder for PRs, but didn't know it changed for others?

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Jun 2012 1:26 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
movingtospore wrote:Get your employer to pay at least some of your school fees. You can refer to new MOM policies that make it next to impossible to enroll in local schools.
MOM or MOE?

What exactly changed? I heard it got harder for PRs, but didn't know it changed for others?
Basically, Citizens first, in school choice, then comes PR and Foreigners come last ..

So unlike before, a super performing foreigner's kid may find it hard to Go into SJC or VJC or RI or .. ..

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:39 am

Foreigners were always last. Unless you mean super-performing PR, wouldn't it be the same thing?

Sucks for me, since I live about 100m from Tao Nan, and 200m from CHIJ-Katong. My kid will probably be stuck in Boon Lay or some crap if I stay that long.

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 9:44 am

zzm9980 wrote:Foreigners were always last. Unless you mean super-performing PR, wouldn't it be the same thing?

Sucks for me, since I live about 100m from Tao Nan, and 200m from CHIJ-Katong. My kid will probably be stuck in Boon Lay or some crap if I stay that long.
Yep, now Super performing PRs go into the "BEFORE THE FOREIGNERS" bucket.

Well, from what i understand from coffee / lunch / rec club chit chats, the PRs are not so stressed .. the reason being within each township, there are "other schools" which SCs don't like .. so unless the PRs are looking for a brand name school, most PRs are like, never mind, we can put our kid through tution and best his class.

And your kid will, in reality, may not have to travel the length of the island after all .. ;)

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