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Old 22-10-2021, 01:22 PM
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Itís a little more complicated than that. One can definitely make a comfortable living in Singapore (great tax rates, financial hub) but one of the key cultural aspects is that Singapore is asian (or to be specific, Chinese) dominant. Glass ceilings and hidden racism do still exist even if much progress has been made in the past decades.

And of course, one cannot forget that the food in Asia is much better than the US (I may be biased though)

-interned in US, work in SG
I've never been to the US, but i agree that the food in Asia is definitely better compared to the West.

I'm assuming that the best case scenario is to have a temporary relocation to the US so that you can earn US salaries while paying SG taxes?

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It is equivalent to 180 usd after tax -> 240 sgd.

This pay is not low by any means. To compare with jobs from other industries, VP at JP/GS only pays 200k in NYC. So he is already making a very good money.

This pay is actually on par with manager level pay at top consulting firm (McKinsey, Bain) in New york city.

So those who said living cost is high etc, are purely rubbish. I would say if you manage to secure 285k in US, you should be able to fetch 200k+ sgd in Singapore.
Cost of living in the USA is much higher than Singapore in certain states like LA and NY. Unless you are talking about some red neck infested middle america. Then i think there are more things to worry about that cost of living. Like how to avoud being racially abused

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Cost of living in the USA is much higher than Singapore in certain states like LA and NY. Unless you are talking about some red neck infested middle america. Then i think there are more things to worry about that cost of living. Like how to avoud being racially abused
Exactly, he obviously has not been there, rent and daily necessities cost so much more (especially if you like eating out, plus Iím really not a fan of the tipping culture)

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I lived and worked in US for 20 years, now back in SG. Yes initially there will be some cultural difference to overcome, but I would look at it as an opportunity for the exposure. If going to big city, then really not much issue since there is diversity and lots of good food. Ulu states in the middle might be a little bit of hardship, but I don't think it is something you should run away from. If it is a good opportunity then take it as a challenge and you could bump your career up.
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I lived and worked in US for 20 years, now back in SG. Yes initially there will be some cultural difference to overcome, but I would look at it as an opportunity for the exposure. If going to big city, then really not much issue since there is diversity and lots of good food. Ulu states in the middle might be a little bit of hardship, but I don't think it is something you should run away from. If it is a good opportunity then take it as a challenge and you could bump your career up.
any experience with Colorado ? Denver, Broomfield?
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