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Survival is the name of the game today as we set out to explore what an ordinary hard-working Singaporean needs to earn to ensure his financial security in this new age uber-expensive capitalist utopia.

Every household has different needs and a unique financial benchmark for a comfortable living; however, we can all agree that there are certain bare necessities that none of us can survive without. And survival is the name of the game today as we set out to explore what an ordinary hard-working Singaporean needs to earn to ensure his financial security in this new age uber-expensive capitalist utopia.

Various surveys have revealed that the average salary in Singapore falls in between the $4200-$4500 range. Unfortunately, this is an insufficient criterion to reflect the true financial status of its entire citizenship, because a country’s real economic comeuppance is encapsulated by how financially empowered its lowest earning workers are.