Elderly Singaporean; TOC

According to the latest household income statistics released yesterday (Feb 13), Singapore’s bottom 20th percentile income earners saw only 2.6%, or S$35 (inc-CPF taxes at 37%), monthly pay raise in 2018.

According to the latest household income statistics released yesterday (Feb 13), Singapore’s bottom 20th percentile income earners saw only 2.6%, or S$35, monthly pay raise in 2018.

Singapore’s drastic income inequality has not improved, with the GINI coefficient staying at 0.458. This is the second highest when compared to OECD nations in 2018, under Mexico and worse than United States (0.39).

The ruling party PAP dictatorship however cooked up the figures and claimed that “after government transfers”, the actual index is 0.404. State media Straits Times published a propaganda fake news article yesterday claiming without basis that the poor each received S$10,347 in welfare payment in 2018.

In the meantime, the richest 71st to 90th percentile saw the highest rise in monthly income at 4% or about S$550 increase a month.

The government published household income excludes unemployed residents, who are mostly elderly Singaporeans making unreportable earnings like selling cardboard for a living.

There is no Minimum Wage in Singapore and the poor are usually the manual labour workers taking home as little as S$800 after CPF taxes. The corrupted Singapore government however takes home S$1.1 million-a-year for each PAP Minister – the highest political salaries in the world. Dictator Lee Hsien Loong draws S$2.2 million-a-year, and an undisclosed amount from his role as GIC Chairman.




Singapore’s drastic income inequality has not improved, with the GINI coefficient staying at 0.458. This is the second highest when compared to OECD nations in 2018, under Mexico and worse than United States (0.39).

The ruling party PAP dictatorship however cooked up the figures and claimed that “after government transfers”, the actual index is 0.404. State media Straits Times published a propaganda fake news article yesterday claiming without basis that the poor received S$10,347 in welfare payment in 2018.

In the meantime, the richest 71st to 90th percentile saw the highest rise in monthly income at 4% or about S$550 increase a month.

The government published household income excludes unemployed residents, who are mostly elderly Singaporeans making unreportable earnings like selling cardboard for a living.