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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 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 Malaysia which still don’t earn RM3,000/month! !!
What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh… Sorry … it should be rakyat Malaysia Boleh, because we’re still alive and kicking!!
Our politicians must be mad!!!!