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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    remember to compare the cost of rental , food, income tax and/or VAT too while you're at it
    Yes, everything is high.

    S'pore is 6th most expensive city
    Singapore Among World’s Most Expensive Cities - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ
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    Last edited by An drew; 26th May 2013 at 01:43 AM.

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    is it just me or did I read $12.20 can get you 25km worth of distance in singapore? that doesnt seem correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draken413o View Post
    is it just me or did I read $12.20 can get you 25km worth of distance in singapore? that doesnt seem correct?
    Actually it's about $12.50. And in the region of 15km (i estimate), not 25. I think they didn't update their cab price list since 2005

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    UBS conducts a study of purchasing power world-wide every few years. In the 2009/2010 report our price levels is just behind London but Singapore have a lower purchasing power than Kuala Lumpur. After such a debacle and causing major embarrassment to the establishment , Singapore has been mysteriously taken out of the UBS 2012 Report.

    http://www.static-ubs.com/global/en/..._L_2012_en.pdf

    But fortunately you can still access the older report from here:
    http://www.google.com.sg/url?sa=t&rc...U4lpYun-yRvrUg

    Here are some social comments about this report:
    Diary of A Singaporean Mind: UBS Report : Purchasing Power Comparison.
    High GDP, Low purchasing power - SgForums.com
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2011/01/01...tigers-part-1/
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2011/06/06...ngapore-wages/
    Singapore? Richest? Really?

    We should just stop comparing as it not making life any better for us. Better not to know and just work, just hope dun kena slapped by boss or pay deducted for being late.
    Last edited by An drew; 26th May 2013 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    UBS conducts a study of purchasing power world-wide every few years. In the 2009/2010 report our price levels is just behind London but Singapore have a lower purchasing power than Kuala Lumpur. After such a debacle and causing major embarrassment to the establishment , Singapore has been mysteriously taken out of the UBS 2012 Report.

    http://www.static-ubs.com/global/en/..._L_2012_en.pdf

    But fortunately you can still access the older report from here:
    http://www.google.com.sg/url?sa=t&rc...U4lpYun-yRvrUg

    Here are some social comments about this report:
    Diary of A Singaporean Mind: UBS Report : Purchasing Power Comparison.
    High GDP, Low purchasing power - SgForums.com
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2011/01/01...tigers-part-1/
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2011/06/06...ngapore-wages/
    Singapore? Richest? Really?

    We should just stop comparing as it not making life any better for us. Better not to know and just work, just hope dun kena slapped by boss or pay deducted for being late.
    Lower than KL? I wonder if the study is flawed.
    KLites are struggling with very high cost of living. Economy rice can easily top RM10.

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    Lower than KL? I wonder if the study is flawed.
    KLites are struggling with very high cost of living. Economy rice can easily top RM10.
    Really ? Last year I can have chicken claypot for RM 7 in an office canteen in city area. Of course shopping malls have diff prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    Really ? Last year I can have chicken claypot for RM 7 in an office canteen in city area. Of course shopping malls have diff prices.
    my area, Kepong. outside of KL. think of it something like Jurong, except without factories.
    2 veg, 1 meat = RM10. this is normal shophouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    Lower than KL? I wonder if the study is flawed.
    KLites are struggling with very high cost of living. Economy rice can easily top RM10.
    According to the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the study is flawed.
    http://www.spp.nus.edu.sg/aci/docs/2...son_report.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    Lower than KL? I wonder if the study is flawed.
    KLites are struggling with very high cost of living. Economy rice can easily top RM10.
    Their average household income including salary and wages are also going up, harder to recruit Malaysians here nowadays.
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