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S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby Oppsgal » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 am


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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby Oppsgal » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:11 am

"Tokyo remains the most expensive city in Asia for the second consecutive year. It is followed by three other Japanese cities, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe, as well as the Korean city of Seoul."

Is Tokyo the most expensive city? Went there for holiday last time. Some of the meals there are charged almost same as what I have here, but portion seems bigger.

Cost of living in Singapore is high. :sad: How come I don't think the quality of life same as some of the above countries? :shrug:

Products imported so limited.

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby peapot » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:17 pm

I think the large chunk of it is due to the rapid rise in property prices for the past 2 years. Even though we are more expensive than Hongkong, our salaries are still the lowest compared to them.

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby SCTAN » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:24 pm

Agreed with peapot. The rate of increase on our salaries is still low and some has even remain status quo for quite sometimes. There's a mis-match between the rate of increase in cost and income...

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby tutormum » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:01 pm

:evil: :gloomy: It just got more expensive with the rise in taxi fares.

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby blueblue » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 pm

so Singapore is now third most expensive country in Asia..

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby blueblue » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:23 am

so Singapore is now third most expensive country in Asia..

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby pinky » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:33 am

might even be the first soon....

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby alng » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:44 am

Singapore is indeed unique, where the majority commoners do not benefit from GDP growth.

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Re: S’pore sixth most costly city in Asia: Survey

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:22 am

Singapore will be proud to be the most expensive city in the world.....we always pride ourselves as #1 in everything ..... so we are not there yet :evil: :evil: :evil:
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