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Can Singaporeans survive on a $2,000 a month salary?

I find this very much at odds to what I have observed and been told by the people I meet. Is it possible that I have some sort of ‘Indian Sign’ on my head, because I only seem to be meeting this 13%, and almost never the majority 87%? Or is this another example of the type of inaccurate data that the Govt conveniently uses to dictate policy? It’s very easy to look only at the data and statistics and govern according to it. It’s a lot harder work to explore and investigate further and get a more accurate picture on the ground. I am no economist but I do know what is necessary for the common man to get by in Singapore.

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