29 Jan '11, 3am

[TOC] Singaporeans pay less taxes than Canadians?

As a Singaporean living in Vancouver, I find that this article took bits and pieces of information at prima facie and made sweeping assumptions that are deliberately misleading. First of all, not all Singaporeans/Vancouverites own or need a car. Canadians probably need it more than Singaporeans based on geographical land mass. Both cities have a good public transit system but Singapore is far superior in terms of accessibility, frequency and affordability. Medical expenses. In Singapore you can choose to wait in line for cheap/free medical consultation at polyclinics or you can see a GP at a private clinic from $35 and up. In Vancouver, you have to pay about $60/month/person for MSP i.e. medical insurance regardless of whether you fall sick or not. Contrary to popular belief, health care is NOT free and not covered by taxes. Employer-covered health care can be excellent in...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/01/singaporeans-pay-less...

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