Cost of living in Singapore: Middle class but feeling the pinch

Ms Felicia Foo, her husband Kelward Ong and their children Isaac, five, and Sarah, two. The children’s education expenses are a big worry and the Ongs foresee having to maintain two incomes.
Ms Felicia Foo, her husband Kelward Ong and their children Isaac, five, and Sarah, two. The children’s education expenses are a big worry and the Ongs foresee having to maintain two incomes. PHOTO: COURTESY OF FELICIA FOO

Ms Felicia Foo, 30, and her husband Kelward Ong set aside savings every month - but managing to do so can be daunting, and the prospect of future bills is an ever-constant pressure.

"Sometimes, it feels like someone is breathing down our necks. Things are expensive here. An average trip to the grocery store will cost us at least $50," says Ms Foo, a relationship executive at a multinational company.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline 'Middle class but feeling the pinch'. Print Edition | Subscribe