The electricity tariff have risen in recent months by an average of 5.7%. Based on this, the bill for families living in four room HDB flats will increase by about $4.30. Add 12 months to this calculations, and you get $51.60. That is just the increase in tariffs, not the whole cost. What about water bill? 30% increase by July, so an average monthly water bill of $150 will cost $195 in July. An increase of $45. Multiply that for the next 6 months till end of the year, and the increase will be $270.
And finally, if, like most of us, stay in a PAP Town Council wards, S&CC will increase from June, and the increase will range from $0.50 to $9 per month. If we take the average, $4.50, this will mean an increase of $31.50 till end of the year. So, from now till end of the year, the increases total up to $51.60 + $270 + $31.50 = $353.10, which brings it to roughly about $30 extra to pay to the Govt every month.