14 Apr '11, 8pm

UBS: Singapore has third world living standards

A report by international Swiss investment bank UBS reveals that Singaporeans have one of the poorest quality of life — a level comparable with Moscow and Johannesburg. Entitled “Price and Earnings 2009″, the report reveals that while Singaporeans enjoy one of the highest per capital GDP (PPP-adjusted) in Asia at $49,288, the figures belie the quality of life the ordinary Singaporean endures. Although Singapore has a higher GDP per capita than countries such as Switzerland, it has a depressing wage index of only 31.3, compared to Zurich and Geneva of 119.8 and 107.5 respectively. The wage index of Singapore is approximately at the same level as that of Moscow (30.9), Tallinn (28.7) and Johannesburg (26.7). In Asia-Pacific, wages in Tokyo (83.0), Sydney (74.1), Hongkong (42.3) and Taipei (35.5) also exceed that of Singapore. Singaporeans have poor purchasing power According...

Full article: http://kentridgecommon.com/?p=10902

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