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Old 10-22-2013, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
I could do it, but I don't want to and it's not an exercise I would recommend. Congratulations, though, you did find the one country in the world in which it would be difficult, because Singapore has no outlying countryside where one could take refuge from high city costs. Wait, there's at lest one other -- Seychelles. Thanks for proving me right -- a contrarian can always find an anecdotal exception to any generalization, regardless of how true the generalization is.

If I had, absolutely had, to have a Singapore base, I could very, very easily live on $14K a year in Johor Baru, and take the local bus a half hour to Singapore whenever necessary. Unless you define "expat" in the usual rich-American way, as someone who absolutely must have a private car and domestic help and western style food and acces to US standards of health care. In which case you can probably not live anywhere in the world in $100 a day.
No cheating. you said two of you considered $40 a day in SG to be a "budget buster" ..implying two of you could easily live on $40 a day in SG. I won't let you escape to Malaysia and count that as living in wonderful SG even if it is only half an hour away.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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100 a day? lol... Any place in Portugal, Greece and Spain, even when living in the capitals is pretty easy...

An already good salary that let's you live comfortably for a househould (couple) with 2 kids, can live pretty comfortable with 100 USD a day.

If you're by yourself, then it's a pretty luxurious life you can get ...
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