My husband is being expatriated to Singapore in March 2012 and we are very excited as we used to live there a few years back. His boss has asked him to do a draft package that we seek ("within reason"!) over the weekend that they can negotiate next week. We have a few ideas but I just wanted to verify a couple of things because I am sure that Singapore has changed a lot since the last time we were there!
Few details: It's still a junior position so we can't ask for the amount I've seen in "average expat salaries". I will also work, but I would like to use my income mainly as an extra, to save, rather than as a necessity to live. We have a 2 year old who will be 3 in the summer.
Separately, company will pay for the allowances of:
Housing:3 bedroom condo
(how much are we looking at?)
(we also have to specify which areas, I am thinking: East coast, Harbour Front, Toa Payoh area? Please give us an idea of a good areas, and/or names of condos
, to live with small children!)
Education:French school, and related costs (school bus, etc) and maybe language schools for us (mandarin, etc)?
Transport: A car? (I'm not sure if this is necessary?) and related costs
Insurance: Company health insurance (comprehensive -anything we should specify?)
Flights: our first trip to, and our last trip back, and once a year flights back for the whole family
Contract duration:3 years with possibility to renew?? or?
That's all that I can think of for the moment, sorry for the million questions. We just wanted to come up with a draft that is as concise, well-revised and reasonable as possible before the first negotiation! Thank you so much for any help!!
p.s. sorry for the lack of colour, I tried but it won't let me