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Key findings (2021)

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Our study ascertains how ordinary Singaporeans think about what constitutes basic needs in Singapore today and determines the household budgets necessary to meet these needs. It focuses on households of single and partnered parents and their children across various age groups—below 2 years old; 2–6; 7–12; 13–18; and 19–25. We also updated the budgets generated in an earlier wave of research for elderly persons aged 65 years and older, and single adults aged 55-64 years old.

In 2021, the household budgets necessary to meet basic needs are:

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Note: Source for information on ComCare provision in 2021.

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