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他们是如何生存?

12/12/10

作者/来源:Ravi Philemon (8-12-2010) http://singaporedaily.net
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以一个一家四口的新加坡家庭为例子,他们的基本生活开支是:

食物- $780($24 × 30天,每人每天的午晚餐为$6,加$2的面包早餐)
交通 – $300
杂费 – $100
电话/网络费 – $65
组屋杂费 – $40(三房式组屋的大约费用)
产业税 – $20
电视执照费 – $10
医疗 – $10(政府医务所)

总额:$1325/每月

这个计算中未包括补习费(如果孩子有此需要),娱乐开销(偶而的麦当劳或者电影),保险费以及紧急状况的费用。

根据一篇报导(http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/11/over-30-earn-less-than-1200/)有30%的新加坡人的每月收入少于$1200。在扣除了公积金后,这群人的所得必然少过$960(这还未包括其他扣除额如华社自助理事会的捐献等等)。

这意味着在一家四口的家庭里即使有两人就业,他们的总收入也只能刚好足以糊口,是手停口停的生活状况。

根据主要家庭收入趋势报告,2009年,那些居住在一房或者两房组屋的家庭,他们的家庭平均收入只有$1091。我不明白这类家庭他们是如何去应付一个又一个月的不停开销?

原文来源:http://www.raviphilemon.net/2010/12/how-do-they-survive.html

How do they survive?
Ravi Philemon
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

For basic survival for a family of 4 in Singapore, the family would need:

Food – $780 ($24 X 30 days, calculated at $6/person for lunch and dinner + $2 for bread as daily breakfast)
Transport – $300
Utilities – $100
Telephone/Internet: $65
Service & conservancy charges: $40 (approximate for a 3 room flat)
Property tax: $20
Television license: $10
Medical 10 (polyclinic)

Total: $1325/mth

This calculation does not include costs for tuition (if the children need any), costs for entertainment (the occasional McDonald’s or movie), insurances or emergencies.

According to this article (http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/11/over-30-earn-less-than-1200/) 30% of Singaporeans earn less than $1200 per month. With deductions for CPF the take-home salary for these people will be less than $960 (not included are deductions for CDAC, MENDAKI or SINDA). Which means that even if two persons in such households of four members are employed, they merely live from hand to mouth.

According to Key Household Income Trends, 2009, those living in 1 and 2 room flats had a median income of only $1091. I wonder how these families survive month to month?

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