Can A Family Man With Salary RM3,000 Survive In Malaysia!

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 whose monthly income does not reach RM3,000,
but, to make things simple, let's take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok2 lah, right?

Okay, let's start rolling with a family which has
Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam haw....

Calculation starts...

Electricity and water bill: RM100

(No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater ... ok?)

Phone bill ( Telekom / Handphone): 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): RM400

(go to work, bring son to school, only can afford one car running, not including parking fee yet)

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

(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)


Miscellaneous: RM10o

(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)

TOTAL RM3,610


Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so...
No Astro,
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!!

HmMm..Malaysia Oh Malaysia.. PS rasa2 nya mo kasi no berapa laa niee..

7 scratch thoughts:

dakunfrancis said...

sabar aja kawan...

smallville said...

Yaa dakunfrancis..sabar2 sja la ni..:D

PelangiSenja... said...

malaysia always No1 in my heart but the rule miahahhahaha susah mau ckp... kerja utk hidup...... but mcm mana mau hidup blanja lebih dari gaji!!!!! huaaaaaaa hutanggggg lagi sama ahlong wooo.. nanti ahlong putung jari, kaki waa mau kerja mcm mana??? manyak susah woo!!

smallville said...

Malaysia BOLEH BAH..tatappp NO.1..pembetulan, ni bkn lg keja utk hidup..tapi ko pya hidup utk keja byr utang2 dan itu ini..last tgk balance tin kusung..:(

Yo. said...

kesian.

no offence, but sabar is not really good advice.

i also like youm, frutrated and feeling trapped and itupun belum ada family!

XiGorX said...

kalau yg bulum kawin tapi banyak anjing macam sa pun nda buli survive tu kalau RM3000 ja..mau2 RM10K juga la baru sa puas hati..tapi sepa mau bagi begitu banyak??????sepa??? HUHUHUHu..nda best sudah hidup, minyak punya price pun naik..toilet pun mau bayar 50sen sudah, nasi ayam cp naik harga...O noooooooo....hehehehe..saja berdrama drama...hehe

Anonymous said...

Lama sdh ni calculation sa nampak.. mau review lagi tu sbb kenaikan harga barang2 skrg :( Mangkali rm5000 pun blm tentu cukup hahaha...

Betul cakap si Yo. tu.. klu kita sabar saja nanti kana tindas. Tingulah itu filem P.Ramlee 3 Abdul tu. Sabar punya sabar, habis harta tu mentua Abdul Wahub kasih derma sm orang hehehe....
Sia puji tindakan Datuk YTL dan beberapa pemimpin Sabah yg berani bersuara. Ini masa yg sesuai utk menyuarakan ketidakpuasan sbb telinga Federal terpaksa dipasang utk Sabah n Sarawak.. Klu dorang ndak dingar, silap2 tukar kerajaan ooo :D.. Pendapat sia saja baini. Jangan ada yg marah kio.