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Old 17th Mar 2018, 11:32
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Originally Posted by Ghost_Rider737
I have done some research on the cost of living in Singapore.
You would need at least 7000 SGD NET per month. That's for a family of 4.

Anything less and it's not worth it unless you are currently jobless.

The current tax rate for non-residents is a flat rate of 15%. So if they pay 10k gross then you should clear 8500 SGD. that's reasonable.
U can get a cheaper accom for 2500...
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 06:55
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To get a command you would need to join on national terms...or change to national terms ie PR (permanent residency.) to get into the command pool...but 15 years is a big ask.
Couple that with a type rating bond...mine back in 2001 on 777 was $145000 sin dollars, so probably double that now..Unless you can get a bank guarantee and for that you would need to put up some sort of collateral.In my case I used my home .Singapore cadet bond back in 2001 was something like $600000 sgd, out of reach unless they got at least 2 guarantors. So if you are going in as a direct entry expat fo find out what the bond is, it runs for 5.5 years..or used to.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 06:37
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Originally Posted by sunnyday
Wow! What do you spend on for 7000sgd?
I canít imagine $7000/month being anywhere close to enough.

International schools: $30-40,000/year per kid. So 2 kids is about $6,000/month.

Housing: a townhouse or nice apartment with facilities for a family will run you $6,000+/month. Sure you could rent a 3 bed HDB for $2500-3000 but if youíre planning on moving your family for the long term do you really want to be seeking out the cheapest accommodation you can find all the time?

Car: Singapore is probably the most expensive car market in the world. Just the license to own a car will run you $50,000+. And thatís only a 10year license. You still need to buy the car, which is also expensive. $150,000 for a modest family car and 10year license. So thatís another $1250/month.

So far we have $13,250/month and you havenít paid any bills, bought any food, insured or put gas in your car, signed your kids up for any after school activities, taken any holidays. Etc....

On an SQ captain salary ($20-22,000/month) a family of four could live a decent life but wouldnít be saving anything. As an FO, forget it.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 08:44
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Spot on.
I think you underquoted on the car though

..... and you forgot to mention costs for the Harley, flightie girlfriend on the side, dogs + vet bills, golf games once a week, whisky nights at Auld Alliance.....




Originally Posted by burnable gomi
I canít imagine $7000/month being anywhere close to enough.

International schools: $30-40,000/year per kid. So 2 kids is about $6,000/month.

Housing: a townhouse or nice apartment with facilities for a family will run you $6,000+/month. Sure you could rent a 3 bed HDB for $2500-3000 but if youíre planning on moving your family for the long term do you really want to be seeking out the cheapest accommodation you can find all the time?

Car: Singapore is probably the most expensive car market in the world. Just the license to own a car will run you $50,000+. And thatís only a 10year license. You still need to buy the car, which is also expensive. $150,000 for a modest family car and 10year license. So thatís another $1250/month.

So far we have $13,250/month and you havenít paid any bills, bought any food, insured or put gas in your car, signed your kids up for any after school activities, taken any holidays. Etc....

On an SQ captain salary ($20-22,000/month) a family of four could live a decent life but wouldnít be saving anything. As an FO, forget it.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 03:40
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wtf do you need a car for in Sing?! use that money on the girlfriend instead!!
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 05:59
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Guys!!! SIA, for an expat, yay or nay?!
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Mogas
Guys!!! SIA, for an expat, yay or nay?!
Are they taking in expats now??
FO or Capts?
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 16:18
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Originally Posted by Mogas
Guys!!! SIA, for an expat, yay or nay?!
Thought they stopped this sometime ago??
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 02:49
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Originally Posted by Mogas
Guys!!! SIA, for an expat, yay or nay?!
Haven't heard that they are accepting expats again? Can anyone shed a light on this?
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 20:54
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I believe they’re planning on scouting around for expat skippers over the next few weeks.
What with the trending 787-10 deliveries beginning almost at full trot. And nearly not enough bums to fill seats.
Let’s wait n watch.
The take home salary when I was employed with the company was around 24-25K SGD PM.
This included my housing. But I paid about 3k in taxes every month. All my kids education was looked after over and above this.
Had a super comfy life style and some change to spare.
One of the best gigs I ever worked for.
B777 Skipper.
All the best y’all
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 08:11
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Originally Posted by King on a Wing
I believe theyíre planning on scouting around for expat skippers over the next few weeks.
What with the trending 787-10 deliveries beginning almost at full trot. And nearly not enough bums to fill seats.
Letís wait n watch.
The take home salary when I was employed with the company was around 24-25K SGD PM.
This included my housing. But I paid about 3k in taxes every month. All my kids education was looked after over and above this.
Had a super comfy life style and some change to spare.
One of the best gigs I ever worked for.
B777 Skipper.
All the best yíall
Sorry just to get this right, you think Singapore Airlines mainline is about to open DEC recruitment?
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 16:45
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Originally Posted by King on a Wing
I believe theyíre planning on scouting around for expat skippers over the next few weeks.
What with the trending 787-10 deliveries beginning almost at full trot. And nearly not enough bums to fill seats.
Letís wait n watch.
The take home salary when I was employed with the company was around 24-25K SGD PM.
This included my housing. But I paid about 3k in taxes every month. All my kids education was looked after over and above this.
Had a super comfy life style and some change to spare.
One of the best gigs I ever worked for.
B777 Skipper.
All the best yíall
Sorry dont think they are getting expats..
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 03:50
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s
Sorry just to get this right, you think Singapore Airlines mainline is about to open DEC recruitment?
Well, thatís what I heard. And reliably so.
However anything can happen in aviation as youíre all well aware.
So itís basically a wait n watch game for now.
With greater optimism.
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 10:29
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Exactly... MAS advertising for direct entry skippers on the 737.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 09:28
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Anyone know what the going rate for a MAS 737 skipper is?

I m guessing itís not a ex-pat contract...local terms?
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 10:54
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While on the subject, does anybody reliably know the t & c’s that Scoot is offering for its skippers on the Dreamliner.
Also wondering if a commuting roster pattern is possible?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 13:19
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Any update on the SIA cadet pilot recruitment? Any chance for an expat? Have they already started any interviews?
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:52
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Anyone has any info on the Direct Entry Second Officer posting? Salary? Conditions?
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 16:58
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Hi all,

So, I'm European. Capt on AT76. 3100TT with 0 on jets and I've been invited to London for an interview/simcheck for DEFO @ SIA.

Any thoughts?!
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 03:51
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Singapore is the best place to live in the world if you have $ in your pocket. It can also be the worst place to live if you don'thave $ in your pocket.

It is an incredibly expensive place to live. Before you look at SIA, do your research on the cost of living and apply it to your personal situation, ie, married, children etc. The cost of living will truly make your eyes water.
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