Monday, June 16, 2008

MYR3000 Enough For A Family?

Let's do some simple calculations here.

In Malaysia, the average family income is MYR3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn't).

I understand there are many families whose monthly income does not reachRM3,000; but to make things simple, let's takeRM3,000 as the figure. Ok lah, 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
(Internet streamxy RM68 + land line RM25 = RM93, round-up to RM100 la)

Meals for a happy family: RM775
(3 meals on RM25/day 4 persons. Forget about makan in restaurant ya)

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)

Insurance: RM650
(Kids, wife and self. Forget about insurance money to pay, lets drop it)

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, expensive)

Miscellaneous: RM100
(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper, saman, etc)

Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so...

No Astro,
No movie @ cinema,
No CD,
No toys
No computer,
No KFC, No McDonald,
No insurance
No jalan-jalan makan angin (vacation)
No chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc...
Nothing breaks down for repair

Let's use a calculator to total up... WALAO EH! Shit! RM2,960 already...

EPF belum potong, income tax lagi........ oledi RM2,960 ....

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 Malaysia which still don't earn RM3,000/month! !!

What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh...Sorry... it should beMalaysians Boleh, because we're still alive and kicking!!

You must be joking ???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yeahh..its not easy nowadays..however coming from a not well to do family i can tell u its not actually that my time i didnt have tuition, forget about insurance and no need to buy school books coz we all borrowed from school and hardly have any pocket money..but my parents put 3 of us thru local uni.