Monday, June 22, 2015

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Cost of 2 kids

Just thinking aloud... Having 2 kids.. in Singapore.. is NOT cheap. 

Image source:  Time

For us, here are the basic expenses in a month:

  • 1 900g milk - weekly - $43 x4 = $172
  • 1 merries pack - every 2 weeks - $16.90 x 2 = $33.80 (one per kid per night)
  • 3 mamy poko pack - every 2 weeks - $11.90 x 3 =  $35.70 x 2 = $71.40 (4-5 per kid per day)
  • 1 multivitamins - once per month - $55 (GNC or TMC brand)
  • 2 probiotics -  
  • 1 head and body soap - $23 (Aveeno or Chico brand)
  • Toiletries (laundry soap, laundry detergent, bottle cleaner) - $30
  • 3 boxes Distilled Water - $5.90x3=$17.70
The above cost does not include:
  • Child care (if you need). I looked around and found out that private/international childcare costs $1200++. The ones below the HDB blocks (no aircon) are around $700++
  • Nanny (if you need). $500++ plus levy $280++. You have to factor in the insurance and home leave costs also
  • Food + juices (~$80 per month)
  • Medical (vaccine, consultations)
  • Taxi (to and from clinics)
  • Recreational activities
School isn't even in the equation yet.

Just math. But anyway.. every moment with the kids are priceless! :)
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