Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia


This forwarded mail below has been circulating for a while, writen with a Malaysian flavour and slang:

Let’s do some simple calculations here.

In Malaysia , the average family income is RM3,000 /month (where father works, mother doesn’t).

I understand there are many families whosemonthly income does not reach RM3,000,but, to make things simple,let’s take RM3,000 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

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)

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(enough ah?)(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)

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

Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so…
No Astro (cable TV),
no movie @ cinema,
no DVD,no CD,
no online,
cannot KFC,
cannot McDonald,
cannot go 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! Shit! RM3,610 already…

EPF belum potong, income tax lagi……..oledi RM3,610 ….

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 be Malaysians Boleh , because we’re still alive and kicking!!Our politicians must be mad!!!! Please forward and comment boleh or tak boleh. No wonder so many Ah Loong around lah….

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