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Living expenses in singapore

Postby hola123 » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 9:51 am

Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:04 am

hola123 wrote:Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


Hi,

Your question has been asked ad nauseum in this forum. Please use the search function on top right to refer to many similar threads with extensive answers. You can come back here if you have specific questions that have not been covered in those threads and we will try our best to help you out.

:)

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby wwww » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:05 am

hola123 wrote:Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


4.5k will be tight for a whole family but its doable.

A cheap apartment will set you back about 2-2.5k. Utilities ~ 80-300 (depending on how much you use aircon), Internet & TV 50-100, a full-time nanny ~1,000. Monthly commute ~$50

Then you add food an other necessities.

You do the math...

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:23 am

Maybe this one will help.

It is like the sticky for living expenses in Singapore.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic63811.html&highlight=expenses

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby hola123 » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:30 am

wwww wrote:
hola123 wrote:Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


4.5k will be tight for a whole family but its doable.

A cheap apartment will set you back about 2-2.5k. Utilities ~ 80-300 (depending on how much you use aircon), Internet & TV 50-100, a full-time nanny ~1,000. Monthly commute ~$50

Then you add food an other necessities.

You do the math...


Thnks for the reply....what about school expenses for my child ? Any rough idea ? I know info is there in the forum just wanted a viewpoint on whether its worth coming there or staying in india :)

We dont need a nanny as my spouse will not be working

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby hola123 » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:37 am

hola123 wrote:Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


House - 2500 SGD
Utilities - 200 SGD
Internet/mobile - 150 SGD
Travel - 100 SGD
Groceries - 500 SGD
Child preschool ??

Have i missed anything ?

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:08 am

hola123 wrote:
hola123 wrote:Hi,

I am planning to move to Singapore with my 2 yr old child and spouse from India. I will get 4500 SGD per month.

What will be montly expenses considering all the things like rental, utilities bill, travel, playgroup costs for my child etc.

Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


House - 2500 SGD
Utilities - 200 SGD
Internet/mobile - 150 SGD
Travel - 100 SGD
Groceries - 500 SGD
Child preschool ??

Have i missed anything ?


Ah now we're getting somewhere. Sorry I do not have a child so I can't comment on childcare needs.

However have you factored in your insurance for yourself and family? Usually company will cover your insurance, including your family here in Singapore but you need to check on it first.

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Postby iloverice » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:46 am

Childcare / daycare the range is from $550 to $2285 per month for full day rate. If you consider kindergarten then the range will be cheaper as it's only few hour schooling, start from $150 - $1500.
Don't forget to estimate the uniform, mattress (for daycare) etc.

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:49 am

hola123 wrote:Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


I've never lived in India, but from what I gather from friends and coworkers who have, you'll do way better in India on 2500sgd than you would in Singapore on even triple that. OF course dependant on call kinds of things though...

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby wwww » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 1:23 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
hola123 wrote:Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


I've never lived in India, but from what I gather from friends and coworkers who have, you'll do way better in India on 2500sgd than you would in Singapore on even triple that. OF course dependant on call kinds of things though...


Same here. Never lived in India but been travelling to India a few times and, from what I know, I tend to agree.

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Re: Living expenses in singapore

Postby Jon Snow » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 2:34 pm

hola123 wrote:Is it worth coming to singapore if i earn 2500 SGD In India ? Thanks.


2500 SGD is a bit above 1 lakh Rs. p.m. in India. While it may vary slightly depending on where you live , that is a very handsome salary and will give you a pretty affluent life style in India.

I'm sorry to say this but (not from personal experience but going by research I've been doing recently) 4500 SGD will NOT get you the same lifestyle , or ever near it , in Singapore.

So , honest answer , no it's not worth it.

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Expense in Singapore

Postby ryanmmx » Sun, 12 Aug 2012 12:30 am

Expense can vary, really depends on your life style, basic living for a 3-people family is around 1000+/month (on top of rental) -- just a rule of thumb.

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Postby revhappy » Mon, 13 Aug 2012 1:50 pm

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Postby ani_india » Thu, 30 Aug 2012 3:51 pm

Hi revhappy

I am also in the same situation. Have one offer from Bangalore of 17L & one from Singapore of 84,000. I 've been thinking about all the Pros & cons for last 3-4 days but not able to arrive at any decision.

Do you think, moving to Singapore’ll be a wise decision with this salary; Considering I have 9+ years of IT salary & 'll be moving alone initially. My wife 'll join me in 3-6 mnths after completing her current project. She is in IT with same of years of exp & 'll look for a job in Singapore.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby the lynx » Thu, 30 Aug 2012 4:28 pm

ani_india wrote:Hi revhappy

I am also in the same situation. Have one offer from Bangalore of 17L & one from Singapore of 84,000. I am been thinking about all the Pros & cons for last 3-4 days but not able to arrive at any decision.

Do you think, moving to Singapore’ll be a wise decision with this salary; Considering I have 9+ years of IT salary & 'll be moving alone initially. My wife 'll join me in 3-6 mnths after completing her current project. She is in IT with same of years of exp & 'll look for a job in Singapore.

Thanks for your help.


I hope this is good enough to help you in your decision making.

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=India&country2=Singapore&city1=Bangalore&city2=Singapore


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