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Old 26-05-2016, 05:05 PM
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There is no need to use statistics to derive class status. Class status is derived from a cursory look at the dwelling/car that one possesses.

If u live in a 3 room HDB flat and below, you are definitely lower class.
If u live in a 4 room HDB flat with no car, you are in between lower and middle class.
If u live in a 4-5 room HDB flat with a car, you qualify as middle class.

If u live in a 2 room and above condo/private apartment without a car, you also qualify as middle class.
If u live in a 2 room and above condo/private apartment with a working class car, you can edge up to the top middle class.

If u live in a condo with a luxury car priced at a minimum of $200k, many will perceive you to be in the upper class.
Anything above belongs to the upper class in Singapore.
How can you differentiate class status using flat and car? There are single working adults staying 3/4 room HDB flat or even 1/2 bedroom condo but have greater purchasing power. It depends what kind of lifestyle you want to lead. There are people cash-riched but choose to stay in HDB so as to preserve their saving for urgent use. Even if you use household income, those earning less than any other members in the household may not feel richer because your money is still your money.
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