# With how much money in your country you could survive? What is your currency?

India
August 22, 2009 2:14am CST
Dear people, With how much money you could survive in your country? What is the name of the currency in your country? Do you have a coin or a currency note for a single unit? We could survive with 10,000 INR in a rural area and with 35,000 INR in the city with a normal life with 3-4 members. In my country, we have Indian rupee(INR) and we don't have one rupee currency note and we usually have a coin for one rupee, 2 INR and 5 INR. There is no coin for 3 and 4 INR. 48 rupees = 1 dollar (USD) What is your currency? How you value it? Do you have coins and upto what number? How much you need to survive? Do share your thoughts people..... Cheers.... Have a nice day always...
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• Philippines
22 Aug 09
The currecy in my country is call pesos. 46 pesos= 1 dollar in exchange values in our present currency and sometimes the exchange varies with the bank and in the black market. The coins in my country is called centavo or 100 centavos = 1 peso. For one person to survive who belong to the lower class income he need to have 300 pesos if she eat her meals in the carinderia or small type of restaurant if she going to buy her raw ingredients to the market she need to have at least 150 pesos, depending on how wise she is in terms of budgetting. With that money she could buy ice, dried prawns or fish, 1/4 meat and vegetables which are cheap in seasons and cook for herself. Then if you have a family of three, with a mother, husband and one child. The father need to have an ,monthly income of more than 5,000 pesos 0r more than 100 dollars to survive for 1 month consumption. For middle income family a husband need to earn at least 10,000 pesos per month, while those in higher income family, mostly earn from 25,000 to 100,000 and this is to maintain their high cost of living. Some have cars loan, house loans or paying condominium rent which ranging from 20,000 pesos or 435 in dollars..
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
oops, typo error,i mean rice...The estimate is based on my calculation and experience when I try to eat meals outside my home for 3 times a day meals. You need to spend 300 pesos or average of 6.52 dollars...
• India
22 Aug 09
Hi neelianoscet, Its sounds similar to here in India. But the terms are very different like pesos and centavos.. like I have to rembemeber as pizzas and burgers..Just kidding.... Also it ranges according to the life style of the person with their expenses.... Well said.... Cheers... Have a nice day....
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
22 Aug 09
My currency is in Singapore dollars or what they call, SGD. As of current 1 dollar SGD equates to an estimation of 1.4 US or vice versa. To survive in Singapore, one needs roughly around 10-30 dollars, give or take. And we use smart card here for traveling on public on own transport. Utilities here can range from 100+ to 200+ so basically, the cost of living, plus, minus, needing roughly around 2k per month..
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
22 Aug 09
Sorry, I mean 10 to 30 dollars per day, at least..
@nqh2009 (66)
• Vietnam
22 Aug 09
For the eating 1\$/meal - 2\$/day, 60\$/month. I think only for survive in the Urban need 30\$/month, in the Rural need 20\$/month. If we addition with the accommodation is 15\$/month including electricity, fresh water; cloths, transportation means: 15\$/month. Totally about 50\$/month for poor people. Usually income in Urban 200\$/month, Rural 100\$/month
• India
22 Aug 09
Hi friend, I hope you are in vietnam right?.. Hope you are using dollars there... If \$200 dollar is enough for a normal living , it is better to earn at home in the net......Thats great... Thanks for your response... have a nice day... Cheers
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
Okay I am in Australia and one Aussie dollar equals around 84 US cents. We have a gold one dollar and a two dollar coin along with a twelve sided fifty cent coin. The average wage in Australia I believe varies from state to state. In Western Australia where I live it is around 42,000 to 90,000 dollars per year depending on the occupation with 90,000 being a general operations manager to 42,000 being an office administrator.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
22 Aug 09
hello, interesting. I would love to have 1 million dollars to survive in my country... yes 1 million dollars. Now day, people in my country spend us dollar as well and everything is so expensive as well. The house, the shop, the car and almost everything, but it is still a little cheaper than the US. We use REAL in my currency. it is about \$1= 4000 Real and this amount could buy only one plate of rice with meat.
@devref (240)
22 Aug 09
curency is the uk £ sterling and i have a few yers back lived reasonabliy well on approx50p per day and that was for about 2yrs so if you work on things you can do well
• India
22 Aug 09
hey dude i am not able to meet the month even with the amonut you mention 35k ha ha ha so jumped into making some additional money online in dollars. so whats up that side i hope the same right?
• India
22 Aug 09
I consider myself fairly simple. I require 1 large size tv, cable/hd/fvr/internet, a cell phone, some decent furniture, good food, water, heat, electricity. That's pretty much it. Of course i do like to go on a small trip maybe on some island or a cruise. I don't care much about movies but an occassional one would be fine. With that said about how much money would you say a single guy needs to survive on his own. In an Indian city it would be around 15 to 20K to allow me to maintain this lifestyle with all the silly bills that come with it. Sound like a good number!
• India
22 Aug 09
we have the currency of rupees in our country.we have coin as well as currency note for a single unit .i have a coin of 10. a total estimate of 7 crores are required to live a life in urban areas if u live fully 100 years.you can fulfill the demands of everyday with this total estimate
@kiran8 (15391)
• Mangalore, India
22 Aug 09
Hi phillip, I too am from India. You have given all the details regarding the rupee, so I will not go into that. If one is careful , it is possible to live with a lot less than the amount you have mentioned even in the cities. If you have your own house, I would say a household can run on Rs 25,000, pretty well...Then of course there is no limit to what luxury you can have ...all the best and have a great weekend
• Indonesia
22 Aug 09
Hello Phillip, I come from Indonesia. In Indonesia we can survive with 3.000.000,- rupiahs. That for normally family with 4 number of family (parents and two child). We currency is rupiah. Today 1\$ = 9900 IDR We have coin for 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 rupiahs. Oh yeah, mylotter I like collection money of other country, If my friend go to some country I always order one money for my collection. Now, I have korean, india, US\$, and thailand money for collection
• China
22 Aug 09
The currency used in our country named RMB and use Yuan as a unit. There are coins for 1 Yuan, 1 and 5 Jiao, which is 10% of 1 Yuan. About 7 Yuan=1 dollar. As a student, I can survive with 5 Yuan per day, and if the unnecessary spend is taken into account, I would use 300 Yuan for a month.
@mickly08 (769)
• China
22 Aug 09
I am living in China now,RMB is our currency.6.8RMB=1 US dollar.I would spend about 10 RMB in my daily dinner.I always go shopping once a month in Carrifor.One pair of sport shoes costs about 150 RMB.You would know a lot about RMB value.Do you get it now ?
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
well, were almost that close when it comes to converting dollar into foreign money.. ours can convert from one dollar to fluctuating forty six to forty seven Philippine Peso.so, for me, i would need to have at least fifteen to twenty thousand Philippine Peso...to live every month
• Singapore
22 Aug 09
Singapore here we use Singapore Dollar (SGD) 5 cent (hardly usable), 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, 1 dollar, 2 dollar, 5 dollar, 10 dollar, 50 dollar, 100 dollar, 1000 dollar, 10000 dollar how much to survive depends on individuals. some that buy cars or live landed properties will need more to cover costs for the car and loan from the landed properties otherwise, a couple of thousands of SGD will be enough to survive for 1 month
@vandana7 (67609)
• India
22 Aug 09
Nice information. :-) Is 35,000 for 4 persons inclusive of rentals? And medical insurances, taxes, clothing, etc.? I too am from India. We are just two of us in our home most of the time. U could say three as my maid is practically a family member. I require around 27,500 minimum! That too without rent. Cost of living has moved up very fast during the last few years.
@aprces (1082)
• China
22 Aug 09
I am living in China,so the currency called RMB.It has three unit,that is Fen,Jiao and Yuan.And 10f=1j,10j=1y,just like that.Fen includes 1f and 2f,but now it's hard to see it,that must be cancelled.Jiao includes 1j,2j,5j,and Yuan includes 1y,2y,5y,10y,20y,50y and 100y,maybe in the future it will appear 500y or 1000y I think in any city,someone must have frome 1500 to 2000 Yuan,then will survive.Just suppose 1 RMB approach to 6.83 USD,that means at least the one must have from 220 to 290 dollars.This is just an approximation.I don't know in India,turns your currency into USD,what's the number will be