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. PHOTO: COURTESY OF FELICIA FOO
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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 Cost of living in Singapore: Middle class but feeling the pinch. Subscribe