Tag Archives: cost of living

Snip Avenue Raises Cost Of Haircut

A reader informed that Snip Avenue has increased the prices of its haircut services. A usual hair cut previously cost $3.80, but it appears haircuts are now priced at $6.80. Other Snip Avenue branches had reportedly followed suit and upped their pricing to $6.80. However, our reader questioned the rationale for this price increase. If COVID-19 is used to justify price increases for other businesses, there is concern this may start a trend of consumers bearing more costs in these hard times.

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SINGAPORE NOW CHEAPER FOR FTS DUE TO WEAKENING S’PORE DOLLAR

Singapore's cost of living has fallen for expatriates living here, says a report by ECA International. According to the report, Singapore now ranks 24th in the list of locations most expensive for expats, as compared to 18th last year. This is the first time Singapore has fallen out of the 20 top ranking position.

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REJUVENATE TOA PAYOH TOWN? EXPECT INCREASE IN COST OF LIVING

The govt only cares about profits and more profits..... it is the dollars game. Why would they bother about cost of living when ministers all earn millions? Besides, none of the govt ministers and MPs live in any HDB flat, for that matter. They will never understand the peoples' problems like cost of living.

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ACTIVISTS TO ORGANIZE PROTEST AGAINST WATER PRICE HIKE @ HONG LIM

When finance minister Mr Heng Swee Kiat went to deliver the budget speech in Parliament, many people were relieved to know that the minister has finally recovered from his horrible stroke and ready to serve the country again. But the welcoming relief soon turned to shock as the minister drops a bombshell by announcing a 30% price hike in our water pricing.

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COE, ERP AND WATER ALL INCREASED, WHAT’S NEXT?

Why does the PAP continue to INCREASE the cost of living in Singapore during a recession? In times of economic uncertainty, they raise the cost of water, the most important resource to keep on living, all while maintaining their high salaries. With the recent increase in motorbike COE and introduction of more ERPs, I wonder what will be the next decree that will drill holes in our pockets.

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