However in comparing these figures, we have to bear in mind that our beloved country is blessed with other factors such as a peace, no income tax, heavily subsidized petrol price, excellent education facilities for the kids and one of the lowest inflation rate in the region.
Also these figures are the current figures when we collected them and of course other countries like Singapore changes very quickly (almost yearly) according to demand of health service. The figure from Brunei has remained the same.
We also apologize for the incomplete information for it is difficult for doctors (esp consultants) to disclose their total pay especially when it comes to their private practice. This is of course understandable. We can only assume that it is somewhat more substantial than their basic pay working with their government.
The salary stated above are starting salary for each grade, and can vary widely even within each grade depending on experience and qualifications.
In providing this information, we try to be as honest as possible with the figures. The information also came from various sources such as websites, journals and individuals who have been very kind to share their information with us.