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Is the offered salary enough for married couple

Postby npejavar » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 5:04 pm

Hi ,

I have got a offer of 5800 SGD / month, is this enough and what can be the saving potential.

Any thoughts will be really helpful.

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Re: Is the offered salary enough for married couple

Postby JayCee » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 5:29 pm

npejavar wrote:Hi ,

I have got a offer of 5800 SGD / month, is this enough and what can be the saving potential.

Any thoughts will be really helpful.


:roll: :lol:

It depends really. Without masters it's probably ok, but with masters you'd probably be degrading yourself for that much, especially if it's from a prestigious university.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 5:29 pm

Nope. Not enough.

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Postby npejavar » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 5:37 pm

I dont have a Masters .. and i am getting the same amount 5800 as relocation bonus as well.. What would be average monthly expenses for 2012

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 5:52 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nope. Not enough.


SMS - actually can .. can ..

Rent 300, food 300, and travel 200 .. and then save 5,000 $ ..

Of course, must remember not to get tempted by any Sol or Tiger and stay away from Steak and Such ..

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Postby JayCee » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 6:02 pm

npejavar wrote:I dont have a Masters .. and i am getting the same amount 5800 as relocation bonus as well.. What would be average monthly expenses for 2012


No masters really? I really thought you were a highly sought after guy from a prestigious university after reading your first post.

Average monthly expense for me is more than $5800 so I don't think you should take it as you won't be able to survive. Every single person in Singapore has the same lifestyle and expenses, so if $5800 is no good for me then it won't be any good for anyone else either.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 6:04 pm

Betcha he learns to use the search engine at the upper right corner of the page next time. :wink:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 6:05 pm

Nope. Stay home.
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Postby ebiburger » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:02 pm

5800 might be quite tight. Let me break it down for you.

Housing : $2-3k / mth (unless you don't mind just renting rooms instead of the whole apartment)

Transport : Car maintaince would easily be $100 -$300 . By public transport: maybe $80-180

Food: Variable, depends on how much you dine out and how often you indulge in luxury

Insurance : Health insurance with local insurer that covers hospitalization costs for both of you : $100-$120 / month

So you might have around $500-$1000 for savings depending on your entertainment costs and food costs


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