Our DPM should have suggested to EIU that they include such services in their survey but expats here are probably more into higher-end or kinkier stuff.
hi ya ! what's the point of talking this anyway? will people listen? will prices come down? it is better we start thinking how to make more money and dun depend on just one source of income. Improve your market value and spread out your potential beyond Singapore! Singapore passport can travel to many countries without visas! can explore potentials and opportunities in many places ! for those who like to travel and take photos, find a job that give you overseas travel.
Last edited by Exposure; 6th March 2014 at 01:08 PM.
hollowing out of sg.
The above infographic is for luxury properties only, but don't worry, soon the peasant apartments will get more expensive too.
I am quite surprised that although Singapore is the most expensive city, we are not first for the ratio of our leader's pay to per capita GDP.
As Mr Tharman said:
But surely our prime minister is not an "ordinary local" and he deserves a salary that would commensurate with us being the most expensive city. How can we let the Kenyans beat us?"It's not that these surveys are wrong, it's not that they are misguided. They're measuring something quite different from the cost of living for an ordinary local."
Instead, he cited a survey that did try to measure the cost of living for ordinary residents: a 2012 Asia Competitiveness Institute report that had separate measures for the living costs of expatriates' and the typical local household.
Last edited by Sion; 6th March 2014 at 03:21 PM.