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Old 09-02-2018, 05:07 PM   #31
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Would you all rather move to HK / Tokyo or London / Geneva etc than here ?

Work in a Malaysia with their pay scale ?
It has racial priorities & corruption.

High income tax not a problem for you all so to
feed the refused-to-work / unemployed ?
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:11 PM   #32
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It interviewed Sakae Sushi boss

These Are the World’s Happiest Places

What do Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore have in common? Their people feel secure, have a sense of purpose, and enjoy lives that minimize stress and maximize joy. Here’s how they do it.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/m...ppiest-places/

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Old 09-02-2018, 05:17 PM   #33
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Unfortunately Singapore is also going towards the HIGH indirect tax direction to feed those you mentioned too via compulsory CPF Life, Medishield Life, and soon ElderShield Life?

Would you all rather move to HK / Tokyo or London / Geneva etc than here ?

Work in a Malaysia with their pay scale ?
It has racial priorities & corruption.

High income tax not a problem for you all so to
feed the refused-to-work / unemployed ?

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Old 09-02-2018, 05:27 PM   #34
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That’s your own Life & not giving to others .

Unfortunately Singapore is also going towards the HIGH indirect tax direction to feed those you mentioned too via compulsory CPF Life, Medishield Life, and soon ElderShield Life?

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Old 09-02-2018, 05:35 PM   #35
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Would you all rather move to HK / Tokyo or London / Geneva etc than here ?

Work in a Malaysia with their pay scale ?
It has racial priorities & corruption.

High income tax not a problem for you all so to
feed the refused-to-work / unemployed ?
I prefer 20 years back, infrastructure not withstanding, wages has kept up with inflation.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #36
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Are the common bread that ex here as reported ?

The survey always includes cars / alcohol / cigarettes which are deliberately made expensive here.

If you read Quara & many expats know the above high cost but find public transport & food very efficient & cheap here.

Not I say de, you anyhow type most expensive cities in the world, sure see Singapore listed as top few.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-mos...ostly-in-asia/
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:48 PM   #37
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I agree.

The compulsory tax is not high. However, if u choose to buy a car, the COE itself is an indirect non-compulsory tax. If you choose to buy alcohol and ciggies, these are also non-compulsory taxes.

So if u take away the above, simple living here is pretty affordable.

Are the common bread that ex here as reported ?

The survey always includes cars / alcohol / cigarettes which are deliberately made expensive here.

If you read Quara & many expats know the above high cost but find public transport & food very efficient & cheap here.

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Old 09-02-2018, 05:56 PM   #38
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Sinkies fight here to have S$12-15 Japanese ramen but grumble about $5 fish ball noodle.

Even I feel quite sore paying S$10 for a bowl in Japan .

My 5-vege cai png here is S$4 & transport per day mostly costs $1+ ( $0.27 morning & $0.90 return)
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:58 PM   #39
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Simple question.
Compare to the past, are we improving?

And yes, no matter wanna take out simi to compare, we are one of the most expensive cities.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:47 PM   #40
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An interesting table from the stats:

http://www.tablebuilder.singstat.gov...on?refId=15479

This is without the employer cpf, and there is 10.7% of household earns more than 20K and above. In another end, got 11.8% without no working person
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:48 PM   #41
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Why cost so much?
When I was overseas, I can see that because raw food from supermart so cheap, also electricity and water super cheap, the people there spent just $1 on home cooked food that they bring for lunch, and pay $0 to cycle to work!

Sinkies fight here to have S$12-15 Japanese ramen but grumble about $5 fish ball noodle.

Even I feel quite sore paying S$10 for a bowl in Japan .

My 5-vege cai png here is S$4 & transport per day mostly costs $1+ ( $0.27 morning & $0.90 return)
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:00 PM   #42
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Don’t agree fully .
Many expats / those Sinkies who stay in more advanced overseas cities would say Singapore is not too ex .

Housing cost with HDB flats is reasonable.
Car ownership / smoke / drinks / top end meals & items / stay CCR condo are optional.



Have you stay overseas to make this kind of comment? All my friends who went to USA/Germany conclude that you earn more and have a lower cost of living compared to Singapore. Please show data which of those cities have a lower cost of living and lower purchasing power compared to Singapore.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:24 PM   #43
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Simple question.
Compare to the past, are we improving?

And yes, no matter wanna take out simi to compare, we are one of the most expensive cities.
It depends on who are "we". For bottom 20%, not improving. But for the average household, great improvement. 20 years ago, only top 10% can own condo and a car. Now any average household can if they want.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:25 PM   #44
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Have you stay overseas to make this kind of comment? All my friends who went to USA/Germany conclude that you earn more and have a lower cost of living compared to Singapore. Please show data which of those cities have a lower cost of living and lower purchasing power compared to Singapore.
For USA the housing rental in some cities costs a bomb. Eg. San Francisco.

However usually if you can land a job in high living cost cities that means your salary is well compensated also.

If you take USA work life balance as an example there are many free activities to partake especially if you like outdoors or arts/music. Unlike Singaporeans' favourite pastime is to become mallrats.
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Have you stay overseas to make this kind of comment? All my friends who went to USA/Germany conclude that you earn more and have a lower cost of living compared to Singapore. Please show data which of those cities have a lower cost of living and lower purchasing power compared to Singapore.
U stayed oversea before?
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