freeman.vu wrote:Too far off the original question...
I am interested in the comparison of life, living cost and job prospectives between US vs. Singapore rather all these in recent posts.
There is some good stuff here, just scroll through. Ignore Vink's flaming in the middle.
Job prospects are generally better in the US, and cost of living is almost always lower, salaries are higher, but so are taxes. In the few data points I have for people with "good local packages" (but not expat) at the two places I've worked in Singapore, the adjustment up to US wage is about a wash after the higher taxes. That's a lateral move, pure salary adjustment.
Ask a specific question and I can give you a specific answer based on my experience.
Edit: I'll add here those salaries compare here and Northern California (Bay Area), one of the better paying (but higher taxed) areas of the US.