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Malaysia Job Offer - Shall I accept this?

Aksh Shah
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Joined: Aug 01, 2006
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Hi All,

I've 4 years of exp. in Java/J2EE..

Recently I've got an offer to work in Malaysia...

My salary would be RM 6,000...

I would like to know how are the living expenses in kuala lumpur, malaysia and how much I would be able to save with this salary...

how is living standard in kuala lumpur and IT job Market?


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Aksh Shah
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Hi Ranchers,

I've come to know that monthly expenses there would be max 1500 RM and tax is 8% so it comes to 480RM.

so I would be able to save 4250 * 12 = 51000 INR.

is it worth going there for this much money?

Cheers!
ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
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Originally posted by Aksh Shah:
Hi Ranchers,

I've come to know that monthly expenses there would be max 1500 RM and tax is 8% so it comes to 480RM.

so I would be able to save 4250 * 12 = 51000 INR.

is it worth going there for this much money?

Cheers!


Money wise, it�s not a BIG offer (51000 PM for 4 years experience). But for pleasure, you can visit Malaysia through this...
Vikrant Pandit
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain


Check your own signature for the answer


Vikrant Pandit
Aksh Shah
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Joined: Aug 01, 2006
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Thanks Guys...This is useful...

But I am still looking for some Rancher, who has actually worked in Malaysia, to reply this post...

Is anyone there?

Cheers!
Rajan Chinna
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Joined: Jul 01, 2004
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Aksh Shah

To me RM6k is a decent pay if you are single. Make sure the company handles
all your visa & flight tickets.

A 2BR unfurnished apartment would cost roughly RM900, daily if you eat outside it would cost you max RM1000. The public transport is very good you don't really need a car in KL. If you share Apt then you can bring down your living expenses within RM1500 range.

KL is a very beautiful city to live and work atmosphere is also good.
If you wish you can take this opportunity and see KL & S'pore.

I won't suggest to live there for long term more than 2 years.

If you need any further info you can PM me.
Goodluck
Aksh Shah
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Joined: Aug 01, 2006
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Hi Rajan,

Thanks a ton for the reply...I think you have spent some time in KL.

Please let me know how much is the tax over there.

I Personally feel like negotiating the salary part as I won't be able to save much with this salary...

money wise I'm very much in good condition here in pune...and I think there is a little bit risk involved in going there as I think I won't be able to change job there...

Any suggestions on salary negotiations?...

Thanks,
Aksh Shah
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Rajan,

Please check PM.

Regards,
Rajan Chinna
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Yes you are right, changing jobs is quite difficult there. In my opinion this is big disadvantage.

Regarding tax, you have to pay flat 28% if you are non-resident.
For more info please visit the site

Check your PM too.
Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
Posts: 1211

Originally posted by Rajan Chinna:

Regarding tax, you have to pay flat 28% if you are non-resident.


Not really.
For taxation purposes, you are considered a resident as long as you meet certain criteria.
For example, if you are going to be working in Malaysia for longer than a certain period of time.
This is also true for many other countries.
Aksh Shah
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Not really.
For taxation purposes, you are considered a resident as long as you meet certain criteria.


what are the criteria...how can I know about this...can you please elaborate...

Thanks,
Aksh
Rajan Chinna
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To claim as a resident status you have to reside in that country continuously for 180 days in that calendar year(Jan-Dec period).
Siamak Saarmann
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Joined: Aug 21, 2004
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6000 is a good pay. They normally pay 2000-2500 for new university graduates (Bachelor level).

You can rent an apartment for 800-1200. You will need 1500RM/month if you want to live relatively good.

Mac


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Aksh Shah
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Joined: Aug 01, 2006
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Hi Guys,

Thanks a lot for all your replies.

I've asked for more salary as I think It's not advisable to go there for this kind of salary but I've not got any reply from them.

Cheers!
Aksh
 
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