Working in Singapore?

Working in Singapore?

When people hear about Singapore, they would certainly think it is a nice place to stay and it’s a good country to look for a job. But have you ever question yourself what it is really like to work in Singapore? What is the cost of living in Singapore? How’s the culture in Singapore? What is the minimum salary should I get in Singapore in order to survive?

Yes! Indeed Singapore is a very nice place to stay and it is a very safe country. In fact, I find Singapore the safest country in Asia. People here are very friendly  but very frank and straightforward. I they don’t like your actions, then you’d certainly get reprimanded.

If you’re really serious in living in Singapore,  then your salary must be above $600/month just to survive. $275-350 for the shared room rentals, $50-80 transportation, $250-300 food. Of course, one can save if you cook your own food but some landlords(mostly local singaporeans) won’t allow you to cook in their kitchen. The reason? They don’t want their kitchen to get dirty. Wink 😉

Of course, you wouldn’t want to get a salary that small, would you? Living in Singapore is like living in New York City in the US. Everything is about money. A country this efficient would definitely requires a high cost of living. So, if you’re planning to get a job in Singapore then you need to settle down with a salary no less than $1800. If you’re an IT professional, then you’d certainly get a high paid job in Singapore. Most IT jobs in Singapore have a minimum salary of $2,500/month and that’s adequate enough(as a single) to enjoy your stay while working in SG. But we all know it all depends on the your life-style.

In my opinion, as a foreigner working in Singapore, it’s really a great to stay, work and live in Singapore because the system is very efficient and the place very safe especially if you have a family and kids living together. The only thing that you would hate is the high-cost of living.

The idea? If you’re a foreigner working in Singapore, then work hard , save your money and had it invested to your own country. You could also apply for Permanent Residency (PR) to have a Central Provident Fund (CPF) and give it up once you’ve decided to go home permanently. In that way, you’ll get the lump-sum of the CPF and retire rich.