Median monthly income rises to $4,050 in June 2017

chart of the day jan 30 2018

Thanks to economic growth and the changing composition of the workforce.

This chart from the Ministry of Manpower shows that the gross monthly income of full-time employed Singaporeans within the median income distribution rose to $4,050 in June 2017.

This is 5.9% YoY higher, or 5.3% YoY higher in real terms, than $3,823 in June 2016.

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Singapore Median Gross Monthly Income From Work (2006 – 2016)

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) published a summary table on Singapore Median Gross Monthly Income From Work (Including Employer CPF Contributions) of Full-Time Employed Residents. For the year of 2016, it is at $4,056 including the employer CPF. I will be using the 2016 median income as an example in the spreadsheet, excluding the employer CPF portion ($3,467) because who does that! Imagine people negotiating with HR for a higher salary with X% increment based on their current salary including the previous employer CPF contribution. lol.

 

感觉生活真艰难,还可以坚持,可是毫无乐趣

楼主是本地毕业的PhD,因为老板压着不给交论文,一个PhD读了五年整,拿到学位就是整六年。今年初刚在公司找到工作,月薪不到五千,交了cpf到手现金不到四千。有一个快两岁的娃,肚子里的老二四个多月了。公公婆婆在这边帮我带娃。有HDB,月供中。老公去年底回国工作,税后收入只有在新加坡的一半。因为国内的单位有房补,房价又在飞涨,就拿房补加新加坡这边几乎所有的存款付了首付,在国内又供了一套房。

他在国内的收入仅够自己自己开销和房贷,我在这边也是几乎月光,每个月只有千把块的结余。现在快有老二了,准备让老大上childcare,不然爷爷奶奶忙不过来。自从开始找幼儿园,就发现家里真是钱不够花,政府幼儿园排不上,私立的至少1200全天,可是咬咬牙还是得上。奶奶本来已经很节省,因为上学的事情越发节省,买菜一毛两毛也要算半天,永远买打折处理的菜,香蕉也要买快烂的,因为快烂掉的比新鲜的便宜五毛。买虾和排骨一次只买半公斤,只给宝宝一个人吃。原本周末还全家带娃出去玩一玩,现在为了省钱,不要说打车出去,坐地铁出去爷爷奶奶也不去了,说是要省地铁的钱。出去下馆子更是想也不要想。我当然知道老人的心思是为了家里好,但是每到这个时候,真是心里堵得连缝都没有了。

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