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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 06 Jan 2016 1:51 pm

India lol! yay we are last..
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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 10 Jan 2016 8:01 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:India lol! yay we are last..

I always knew it India gives the best bang for your buck. If you are an Indian then you also have that home advantage. :)

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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:55 pm

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-diff ... ney-2016-1

A related and interesting article. Americans spend maximum on health, Japanese on housing and Indians on food.



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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:44 pm

Wd40 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:India lol! yay we are last..

I always knew it India gives the best bang for your buck. If you are an Indian then you also have that home advantage. :)

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Just to clarify , as is the case in any Asian country, the "foreigner" rate for even NRIs is going sky high. The exception applies only to those few NRIs who still behave "Indian".

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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jan 2016 8:24 am

You mean they must have a gang-rape mentality? :shock:

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 11 Jan 2016 8:40 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You mean they must have a gang-rape mentality? :shock:


That may be an added advantage :D :D

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Apr 2016 6:52 pm

Wd40 wrote:A related and interesting article. Americans spend maximum on health, Japanese on housing and Indians on food.


'For Russians, the bulk of the monthly income goes on food, alcohol and tobacco. In the United States, healthcare is the biggest expenditure. In Japan, housing costs just over a quarter of the average income, while in Saudi Arabia almost 10% goes on furniture.

I think one has to consider discretionary vs non-discretionary spending. The US vs healthcare is perhaps because it's so damned expensive there. Ditto for Japan and housing.
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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby the lynx » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:14 am

FURNITURE! What?! They change furniture like how they change clothes?

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Postby Sharpy » Tue, 11 Oct 2016 6:00 pm

Hi guys.

This is my first post so please be gentle. I'll be relocating from the U.K to work in Seletar aerospace park. Could anyone please advise on where would be a suitable condo to rent around $1500 a month please. Also what other bills would I be looking at please? I'm travelling on my own so a one bedroom studio might be a good option. I look forward to your replies. Many thanks

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 11 Oct 2016 6:24 pm

Sharpy wrote:Hi guys.

This is my first post so please be gentle. I'll be relocating from the U.K to work in Seletar aerospace park. Could anyone please advise on where would be a suitable condo to rent around $1500 a month please. Also what other bills would I be looking at please? I'm travelling on my own so a one bedroom studio might be a good option. I look forward to your replies. Many thanks


I think you can get a 1 bedder in Punggol or Sengkang for this price.

They are not far from Seletar Aerospace Park , and now they have the new roads open I think too and from Seletar is now quite speedy.

Will company be providing transport or will you be making your own way?
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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby Sharpy » Tue, 11 Oct 2016 6:55 pm

Thanks very much for your reply. No I'll be looking to commute possibly cycling. Do you what other costs I could be likely to expect please? Pub bills etc?

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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 8:53 am

Here is the link for the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index for mid-2017.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby jwoods1864 » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 4:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Here is the link for the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index for mid-2017.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

Thanks!


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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby Edgar P » Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:45 pm

Really good idea but the data way to general.

I remember, just coming back from Iceland (country), compared it with London. The difference was not as big, but the Icelandic prices were 5-6 years outdated.

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Re: Cost of Living Comparison

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Jan 2018 8:38 am

Here is the link for the current Numbeo Cost of Living Index for the start of 2018.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/


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