Secondly, prepare our budget for monthly Expenses:
This is very subjective and it is depending of individual living life style and purchasing power. Nevertheless, here are some estimated budget breakdown on a monthly basis:
1. Accommodation = SGD600
2. Food = SGD500
3. Local Transport = SGD80
4. Travelling = SGD160 (once per month two ways, back to home town by flight)
5. Handphone = SGD30
6. Entertainment and Shopping = SGD300 (subjective)
As initial, the amount of SGD that we need to bring over (before our first pay cheque) shall be around 2.5 months rental, our daily expenses for a month (as listed above), SGD500 (or SGD1,000) for minimum deposit of opening account (for our salary and waives SGD2 for falling below minimum deposit). If we plan to travel back on the first month, try to book our return ticket together with our initial travelling from Malaysia. The first month expenses may total up to SGD2,110 (minus off the Entertainment and Shopping for first month as well as the Travelling back to home town). It is not a small amount, almost RM5,000 as our initial cost...
Hope these help!