Feeling the pinch

Political cost of rising prices?

Some Singaporeans have been lamenting their money does not go as far as it used to. Insight checks out the issue of cost in the areas of healthcare, education, housing and food.

The Oh family earns a household monthly income of more than $10,000 - above the national median income of $6,913 excluding Central Provident Fund contributions.

"It is a decent wage for my family," says Mr Eric Oh, who left his job as a property agent in 2012 to look after his two sons, aged 12 and 14, and two elderly parents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Political cost of rising prices?'. Print Edition | Subscribe