In FB someone posted the following content:
Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia?
Let’s do some simple calculations here.
In Malaysia, the average family income is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn’t).
I understand there are many families whose
monthly income does not reach RM3,000, let’s take RM3,000 Calculation starts… Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ….. as the figure. Ok lah, right? Electricity and water bill: RM100 (No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater … ok?)
Phone bill ( Telekom): RM100
Meals for a happy family: RM775 (3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons…?)
Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155 (RM5/day, RM5 … can eat what?)
Car repayment: RM400 (A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)
Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam): RM300 only can afford one car running)
Insurance: RM650 (kids, wife and myself)
House repayment: RM750 retired still have to work to pay!)
Tuition: RM80 (got that cheap meh? i don’t think so)
Older children pocket money @ school: RM20 (RM1/day, eat bread?)
School fees: RM30 (enough ah?)
School books and etc: RM100 (always got extra to pay in school)
Younger children milk powder: RM50 (cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)
Miscellaneous: RM100 Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so… (shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)
no movie @ cinema,
cannot go Park walk during weekend (petrol expensive),
no chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc…
Let’s use a calculator to total up…
WALAO EH! Shit! RM3,610 What is this?
Inilah Malaysia Boleh… Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malaysia which still don’t earn RM3,000/month!!!
How to change? Don’t eat? Don’t work? Don’t send children to school and study?
Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?
How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???
EPF belum potong, income tax lagi……..oledi RM3,610 …. already… Sorry …
it should be Malaysians Boleh because we’re still alive and kicking!!
Please forward and comment boleh or tak boleh.
No wonder so many Ah Loong around lah…. ,
It is quite true we all face such situation when we get our first job and collect our first pay.
It is a game of budgeting though it is not a easy one. I went through that too but I managed to survive. Find a new job that could offer better salary but before you do that you have to ‘upgrade and improve’ yourself to make sure you can ‘fetch’ better price
However, after you get a better job and this time don’t overspend if possible