Posted by: | Oktober 9, 2007

Can a Family Man with Monthly Salary of RM3000 survive in Malaysia?

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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 ….


Calculation starts…

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 Astro,

no movie @ cinema,

no DVD,

no CD,

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!!!!


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