Originally Posted by ecureilx
If you are from Philippines, you should know that, for a start, you cannot sponsor 'companions' .. unless I misread that.
Oh, unless you are EP you cannot bring your wife / family too.
if your employer is providing accommodation, others will say it is still tough to live in 2k S$, but .. well, I know enough of Filipino who earn less than that and can still afford a quarterly visit back home, and throw parties-by cutting down on major food expense - cooking at home (which brings another interesting dilemma .. for the same reason of constant cooking, most HDB owners don't want Filipinos - lest the kitchen be dirtied .. )
Now, if you said you are looking at 2,000 $ for yourself only, and accomodation provided, it is DOABLE - in simple terms.
For you and 4 companion ? no comments.
Unless I misread
And one more thing - of late HDB has been tightening rental rules, so, if you plan to rent a unit and do max-occupation, it is going to be pretty much iffy ..
Thank you very much for the info...
I have to clear-up that "companion” stated.
Our placement agency here at the Philippines told us that they will look there a house for rent for us to stay. So if we are 4 or 5 person in a unit, we will divide it and share all the house bills/payments, less also my food/ transportation and personal needs. Perhaps I have to be good and tight when it comes to budget to save money and I’m looking about 1200-1500 S$ savings in a month. Would that be possible? Hope to hear more advice from you...