# Minister lives in Black & White bangalow 174x that of the size of 4-rm HDB – how much rental – can’t tell you now – wait for next Parliamentary sitting in Jul?

“According to the SLA, the total size of the lots 24,26,31 Ridout Road is 48,790 square metres or approximately 525,171.19 square feet.”https://www.facebook.com/theonlinecitizen/posts/pfbid02KLkJNrVshVw4nDa2eYMA3wZvPGQAXCpErhpcdMjLTf5oq2TSTwUCAXzR1wpvQHF3l

So, does the above mean that each of the 3 Black & White bungalows may be about 16,263 sq m (48,790 divided by 3)?

As the size of 4-room HDB flats is about 85 to 93 sq m – does it mean that the subject Black & White bangalow, may be about 174 times (16,263 divided by 93) that of a 4-room flat? https://www.99.co/singapore/insider/hdb-space-really-need/

In this connection, I understand that a cabinet Minister’s annual total remuneration may be about \$2m

In this connection, the average prices of non-matured estates HDB BTO 4-room flats increased from \$147,500 in 2001 to \$371,500 in 2021https://stackedhomes.com/…/are-btos-still-as…/…

In this connection, the following are the “lower-income” resident workers’ income statistics:

– Jun 2022

28,700 less than \$500

77,200 \$500 – 999

156,500 \$1,000 – 1,499

175,600 \$1,500 – 1,999

181,800 \$2,000 – 2,499

The above means that about 619,800 workers’ typical take-home pay was less than \$1,999 (\$2,499 less 20% employee CPF contribution)

To put the above figure in perspective – about 706,600 (619,000 + 87,600 unemployed residents Jun 2022 non-seasonally adjusted), earned less than \$1,999

https://stats.mom.gov.sg/Pages/UnemploymentTimeSeries.aspx

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