With some savings and 1.5 years left of uni, I’m thinking of moving out due to family issues.
I can’t live in peace, can’t study at home, and always have to stay-out and come back late. I have been looking for rooms to rent but when I have to make a rent deposit it scares me and makes me hesitate.
For my budget, I’m able to afford to share a room only.
Are there other places to rent in sg other than student hostels which aren’t that cheap?
Here are what netizens think:
- If you are okay with sharing room, i think there are quite a lot of options on carousell and facebook groups. Rent ranging from $300-500? Alternatively if you are from low income family, you can try speaking to FAS and see if they can get u bursary for staying on campus. Good luck and jia you!
- If u are a guy, don’t even need money. Campus have lockers and showers. Many empty lecture halls for u to rest at night. Really is quite safe for a guy. Many charging outlets available to charge your hp and laptop.Laundry just use laundromats. Use your time to either study or work to save up.
- Use your money wisely. Back in my days, i know of a guy who saved up high 5-figure just by living prudently throughout NS & Uni. Didn’t socialize much but he worked hard to give himself a head start despite his modest background. When without your own place, go mininalist don’t cling on to too many stuffs. As a young man can take the hardship one. Just be positive and embrace the grind.
Once u graduate, get a good paying job, save up 2-3 years, then can buy a small studio condo to have your own place. Studio is $600k. 25% downpayment is $150k. If u start working on it and start saving right now, things will become better for u before even realised it. Our decisions today will shape how we live 5yrs from now. Stay strong and I wish u all the best.
- if u are a girl, then slightly more difficult since need to think of safety issue spending nights alone in campus. But as a girl don’t be shy of using your natural advantage. Many guys out there willing to spend on u and be your knight in shining armour. Not asking u to sell yourself to guys, just need to string them along. Sometimes in life just have to do whatever it takes to survive. Moral conscience can come in when u are in a better situation.