CHALLENGES: Boosting the Singaporean core

Challenges of the Singapore worker: Higher wages, but better off?

Rising incomes for workers may not mean higher living standards as expectations and cohort profiles change, amid obstacles in Singapore’s bid to raise labour productivity

Having Wi-Fi connection, computers and smartphones may be more important than having a television set or a landline.
Having Wi-Fi connection, computers and smartphones may be more important than having a television set or a landline.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

In a world of low-wage pressure, Singapore workers have been fortunate to have their pay keep on rising. Just look at the figures.

Over the past two decades, nominal median wages for Singapore residents - citizens and permanent residents (PRs) - have outpaced general cost of living pressures.

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