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Singapore cost of living

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by minipixie1, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. minipixie1

    minipixie1 New commenter

    I have been contacted to interview for a teaching job in Singapore. I have been teaching for 5 years. I will be going with 2 school aged kids and my husband who does not teach and will probably not work. Can anybody give me an idea on cost of living, what do I need to consider that is not mentioned (e.g tax) and how is Singapore for pets, we have a dog, my kids would not leave without him. Also, did you ship your goods, how much did this cost?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. migratingbird

    migratingbird Occasional commenter

    I've been in SIngapore for over 4 years, have 1 school aged child, 1 in nursery, and a non-working spouse. I'll start a conversation with you so we can chat.
     
  3. flightless-bird

    flightless-bird New commenter

    I'm in a similar situation. I lived in Singapore some years ago, and it looks like rents have barely moved, but I'm very nervous about negotiating a reasonable package... Any help or advice would be welcome!
     
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  4. migratingbird

    migratingbird Occasional commenter

    COnversation started :)
     
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  5. mercutio672

    mercutio672 New commenter

    Following this. Just had an interview...probably for the same job :). I have two children too. I was told there was a tax on the 'free school places' - any ideas as to how much that would be. I am working out the finances should the offer come knocking...
     
  6. 576

    576 Established commenter

    This wasn't in Singapore but in my last school it was a 'taxable benefit' so you had to pay the rate of tax on it.
    Singapore's highest tax rate is 22% so assuming the system is the same you would pay 22% of the fees.
    Could be a different system though.
     

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