|Chinatown is one place where senior Singaporeans gather to pass the time|
A Singaporean senior citizen aged 65 and above and living alone needs about S$1,379 a month to meet basic standards of living.
The amount increases to S$1,721 for those aged between 55 and 64.
As for couples aged 65 and older, they need S$2,351 a month.
That is what a team of researchers found after conducting focus-group discussions with more than 100 people who come from various ethnic groups, housing types and educational levels. Almost nine in 10 (89%) were aged 55 and above.