Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries


how much money is needed to live comfortably in singapore?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
steeze is on a distinguished road
Default how much money is needed to live comfortably in singapore?

how much money is needed to live comfortably in singapore?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steeze View Post
how much money is needed to live comfortably in singapore?
maybe 20k sgd a month?

it all depends on how you define "comfortably".

rent for a upmarket condo for family of 4: $7k
school: $3k
car loan: $3k
utilities, phone bills: $1k
dinners: $2k
entertainment, misc: $4k

(my family live "comfortably" for just 7k a month.)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 13-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yah i think 6 to 7 would be good
if you have 2 kids and wife not working
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 28-07-2010, 11:20 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
steeze is on a distinguished road
Default

yea no family no kids.. just moving to singapore in the next couple months and want to see how I will survive out there making 7K a month
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 29-07-2010, 02:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
ngpl99 is on a distinguished road
Default

wow. you guys are damn good. making 7K a month. i can survive in singapore for just 2K (nett) per month.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 29-07-2010, 04:23 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

At least $12k/month.

Bills: $1k
Car: $2k
House: $1k
Kids: $1k
Wife/Parents: $1k
Food: $1k
Remaining $5k for savings/investments.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 30-07-2010, 09:34 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

For a single 3.5 - 4K is good enough anything more is savings.

1.2K for a shared apartment.
1K for for weekdays expenses
1K for weekend expenses
500/month for a out-of-Singapore trip once in a while

5K/yr for the trip back home.

To me this is more than comfortable and less than 25% of singles (guessing) in Singapore can afford this living.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 31-07-2010, 09:39 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
steeze is on a distinguished road
Default

yea i see..

along with living comfortably def looking to be able to put savings away on a monthly basis.. i've heard cars are expensive in singapore.. is this true?


SG BusLeh mobile app
SG BusLeh - the best bus app - available on iPhone and Android


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 31-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steeze View Post
yea i see..

along with living comfortably def looking to be able to put savings away on a monthly basis.. i've heard cars are expensive in singapore.. is this true?
depends on the car model. a 2.4L toyota camry costs $133,388 SGD (about $100k USD).

the cheaper toyota vios costs $76,888 (about $57k USD).

see Toyota
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
steeze is on a distinguished road
Default

how much is a pretty nice 2br apt/condo in singapore per month??
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advise Needed for Bioengineering grad Gan_Do Income and Jobs 32 31-01-2012 11:56 AM
Advice needed for Ivy-L Grad down on his luck. Flyinghome Income and Jobs 31 16-03-2011 11:33 PM
Advice needed boliao123 Income and Jobs 1 18-06-2010 05:41 PM
Who will Inherit Your Money? Salary.sg Investments and Net Worth 1 02-03-2009 06:13 PM
Men, Divorcees Owe More Money Salary.sg Investments and Net Worth 0 14-06-2008 11:21 AM

» 30 Recent Threads
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,726 Replies, 1,696,696 Views
Banks' Pay and Bonuses ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
66 Replies, 8,706 Views
Credit Suisse salary
0 Replies, 27 Views
Help me out! Should I return?
7 Replies, 226 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,286 Replies, 2,127,350 Views
SIM-UOL fresh grad starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
836 Replies, 493,620 Views
Job grades and responsibilities in... ( 1 2)
12 Replies, 3,460 Views
Civil/Public Sector -... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
99 Replies, 13,141 Views
Retirement plans - monthly...
0 Replies, 38 Views
Recruitment for MA position, earn... ( 1 2 3)
28 Replies, 671 Views
Working Culture in IRAS ( 1 2)
19 Replies, 13,411 Views
Work culture in IHiS ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
56 Replies, 23,041 Views
should I stay in this job? ( 1 2)
19 Replies, 795 Views
Big4 Advisory VS Banking Tech &...
5 Replies, 200 Views
Will I be Jobless as an Accountant? ( 1 2)
15 Replies, 1,367 Views
Maritime Studies (Career Dilemma) ( 1 2)
10 Replies, 783 Views
Which degree is more relevant and... ( 1 2)
19 Replies, 1,166 Views
15% pay cut from private sector to... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,172 Replies, 429,256 Views
Big 4 vs Govt Sector ( 1 2)
14 Replies, 980 Views
SIM-RMIT fresh grad starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
74 Replies, 37,578 Views
Urgent advice needed! SPF vs...
4 Replies, 868 Views
How much savings do you have? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
933 Replies, 234,814 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
373 Replies, 236,332 Views
HR-related Jobs - How much are you... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
845 Replies, 199,255 Views
Credit Suisse - Compliance... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
44 Replies, 9,729 Views
Anyone working in french banks...
3 Replies, 416 Views
Corp Comms and PR people pls come... ( 1 2)
19 Replies, 3,531 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2