Monday, May 05, 2008

Less than three


The weekend was spent in Singapore with The Girlfriend.

The economic conditions in Singapore continue to amaze me – purchasing power is remarkably high. A decent meal of mixed rice can be acquired for a mere 1/500 to 1/1000 of one month's pay (a fresh graduate's pay). Yeah you can buy food for a mere 2.50 SGD, while the monthly pay is close to 2000 to 2500 SGD.

In Malaysia, a fresh graduate probably gets 2000 to 2500 MYR a month; food costs about 4.00 MYR.

In Australia, a graduate earns 1750 to 2250 AUD per month; a meal costs about 7 AUD.

In China, a graduate earns close to 2000 CNY; food costs about 5 CNY.


This long distance business can get rather depressing at times.


I'll be flying for Tianjin tonight; after that horrible trip last week (it took 20 hours to get from Tianjin to Petaling Jaya, TMD), I'm not looking forward to it.



Blogger sabrina said...

I'm sorry....with all those numbers and digits the only thing that stood out in my mind was...


Quiet devil you :p

4:53 pm, May 16, 2008  
Blogger Tan Yee Wei said...

Haha, never saw the need to loudly shout, "I have a girlfriend!"

8:35 pm, May 16, 2008  

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