• 1 in 10 Singaporeans are unable to meet basic needs in the form of food, clothing, shelter and other essential expenditures.14
  • Singapore is ranked the 3rd richest country in the world, with a GDP (PPP) per capita of nearly US$56,700.15
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as the most expensive city to live for three years in a row16
  • The top 10% wage earning households earn approximately 25 times more than the bottom 10%17
  • The top 20% of earners saw their real wages rise by 27% between 1998 and 201018
  • The bottom 20% of earners saw their real wages fall by 8% over the same period19

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