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Can a Family Man with Monthly Salary of RM3,000 survive in Malaysia?
Let’s do some simple calculation 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 do not reach RM3,000,
but, to make things simple,
let’s take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok , right?
Okay, let’s start rolling with a family which has
Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ….
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 (go to work, bring son to school, only can afford one car running)
Life Insurance: RM650 (kids, wife and myself)
House repayment: RM750
(low cost housing repayment for 30 yrs, 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, it is expensive!!)
Miscellaneous: RM100 (shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)
Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so…
no movie @ cinema,
no online internet,
cannot eat KFC,
cannot eat McDonald,
cannot go to 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! ALAMAK! RM3,610 already…
EPF belum potong, income tax lagi…….. already RM3,610 ….
How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???
Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?
How to change? Don’t eat? Don’t work? Don’t send children to school and study?
Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malays! ia which still don’t earn RM3,000/month! !!
What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh… Sorry … it should be Malaysians Boleh , because we’re still alive and kicking!!
Our politicians must be mad!!!!