Posted by Cybeh on: 11 November 2010, 14:27:06 pm
I have 6+ yrs of experience in Information Security Management, and currently earning a good salary here in India.
Is this salary good enough for me a family of three, one kid who will be going to play school in next 6 months. Wife is probably not gonna be working.
Let me know your thoughts. Am looking to have a decent lifestyle and thinking to save some.
I was thinking of taking it up and later switching to another company once am there after an year. What are the challenges for shifting jobs there?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Do you realize… on 15 November 2010, 14:28:26 pm
I don’t think I am advertising for Singapore, but merely stating that you are comparing apples against oranges.
Traffic in Singapore is bad, but how many people on this board have ever been trapped in a 2-hour traffic in Singapore? The transport system in Singapore may not be the best, but again, we are talking about Singapore compared to India. I would say Singapore is pretty ahead in comparison.
If you look at the condition of properties, it may not be the best and there is definitely room for improvement, but again, you are comparing against India. What I am saying is, Singapore is an entirely different place compared to India. In India, a higher middle class may have 4-6 maids at home. But in Singapore or any major financial centre, how may people can have 4-6 maids at home? Just because you do not have 4-6 maids, does that mean the quality of life is compromised?
There are a lot of factors to compare, when you are putting two cities next to each other.
The best way for the OP to decide, is to simply buy an air ticket to Singapore, stay for a couple of weeks if you can afford, and make an informed decision. Everyone has their point of view on this board, but ultimately, its the OP’s POV which is most relevant.
Many Indians in Singapore feel that they are placing their kid competitively ahead when they leave India and move to Singapore. That might be something the OP would want to consider as well.
Posted by An indian perspective on 12 January 2011, 1:07:56 am
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