studio/one bedroom aparment on a budget

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studio/one bedroom aparment on a budget

Post by Tinka33 » Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:09 pm

I am from Europe and recently I accepted a position at NUS. Pretty much I do not know anything about Singapore housing and I was wondering if I can find a studio/one bedroom apartment in Singapore with my 1800S$ budget. Can someone also give me estimation on the cost of utilities?

I would really greatly appreciate any help/advice. I always wanted to live in Asia for a while but if I cannot afford to live by myself in Singapore I will think twice before making final decisions.

Thanks!!!

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 2:11 am

Do some digging around and you'll find your questions are asked and answered on a weekly basis. For example...

From the Staying, Living in Singapore sub-forum:
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic88729.html
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic88405.html
http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic87338.html
... there are loads more, but that's for you to find.


Also use the Search buttons, above right. And use the search function on this forum's property portal host site!

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Post by Tinka33 » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 2:38 am

Thanks for the information!!! I did use the search engine but perhaps I did not put the right key words in it – I did not get much useful information out.
It is fascinating in a way – it seems to me that with a PhD I will not be able to live by myself. Only in Singapore hm? The price for the sea/nice clime seem to be exceptionally high.
Does someone by any chance know if NUS provides some housing arrangements?

Thanks once again!!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 7:01 am

Did you try "housing" on the NUS site? They usually have all that information for foreigners.
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Post by AjitS » Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:39 pm

I doubt you will get a studio for that budget, not a condo anyway but you would get a decent share condo.

All depends on what area you are after and what standard of place.

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Post by jonathanjessie » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 7:46 pm

I'm also looking for a cheap studio.But with $1800 budget, I think you can find it. That's not cheap - but maybe to Europeans! :)

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 8:09 pm

jonathanjessie wrote:I'm also looking for a cheap studio.But with $1800 budget, I think you can find it. That's not cheap - but maybe to Europeans! :)
Go on then. Tell us where you're going to find a studio apartment for $1800.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 8:13 pm

Yeah, I wish you luck. You are definitely going to need it. Actually a miracle would probably be closer to it.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by macaroonie » Sun, 29 Jul 2012 9:05 pm

SMS you are so sarcastic! :o

But seriously, it is almost impossible to find such a place for such a price! It's early impossible to find something under $2.5K actually for a studio. Unfortunately it is very expensive to live in Singapore

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Jul 2012 9:17 pm

Moi?
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Post by nakatago » Sun, 29 Jul 2012 9:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Moi?
No, the guy behind you.

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