The Cost of living and Studying in Singapore

Living expenses is main interest for every expatriates who left his own country under such economic conditions. If you are considering moving to study in Singapore  will recognize in this article on the cost of living in Singapore to be able to compare the cost of living in your home:


According to the statistical of Mercer which calculate the cost of living in the world, the report was published in July 2015, Singapore occupies fourth most expensive countries in terms of the cost of living for expatriates globally, and second place - after Hong Kong - at the level of Asian countries.

It will be the largest expenses most likely in exchange for rental housing and mobility by car. You can reduce rental costs by sharing an apartment with a companion housing, or search for a house offered by soothing and Development Management in Singapore. Or instead of it all, you can choose a house dwelling away from the busy center of the capital.

According to the site Xpatxperience, the cost of housing for single room for 30 minutes from the center of the capital, about $ 400 Singapore dollars. On the other hand, the cost of a luxury home ranges with four rooms and a swimming pool, inside the center of the capital, from 10,000 to 20,000 Singapore dollars. Of course, we're talking roughly; Prices may vary depending on the location and status of the house.

Public Transport:

Fortunately, public transportation is available in Singapore at a reasonable price. You can buy a car if you want, but the cost of purchasing spare parts and maintenance of cars is expensive in Singapore.

Estimates of the Ministry of Education in Singapore shows that foreign student spends 750 to $ 2000 Singaporean dollars a year, in addition to the academic program the university expenses. Statistical dating back to 2007, so it is a bit old, but still useful in Guess estimated value of the expenses you will need. In case if there was a hand covering your expenses, you'll probably need 200 to $ 300 Singapore dollars a month, according to the Ministry of Education.

Compare the cost of living in Singapore with those in your home country. Of course, the relative costs and vary depending on the people and their lifestyle, so it is important that you compared to what you spend for at home in normal circumstances. For example, in relation to the population of India, the Philippines, usually make up the cost of living in Singapore a big shock.

More Considerations:

The biggest factor contributing to the rising cost of living in Singapore is housing rent, followed by food, and school costs. Other costs, such as Internet connection and subscription television stations, does not constitute a heavy burden for most people. Giving tipping and gratuities not a behavior common in Singapore, but the item is included service fees on various services bill.

As mentioned, the size of your expenses basically depends on your lifestyle. To learn more yourself, to inspect the following sites:

  1. Availability of grocery stores FairPrice  and Cold Storage  gives information on the prices of their products electronically, you can know the average you'll spend at the grocery shopping.
  2. Then inspected the networks Singtel  and Starhub  For more information about the prices of mobile phone services.
  3. If you're a fan of the movies, you know the movie ticket prices from here .
  4. Do not forget to take into account the continuing volatility of exchange rates. Also do not forget that taxes are an important consideration. Fortunately, the tax in Singapore is relatively low compared with countries in the region, and the low is clearly more in comparison with the countries of Europe and Australia.

Tips To Save Money for Expat SG Students:

The cost of living in Singapore may be expensive for foreign students, but fortunately, you can follow some practical steps to save money during your stay, including:
  • Share your housing instead of the full rental housing units alone.
  • Look for a flat to manage sedation and development .
  • Do not live near the metro stations, and choose somewhere a little further, where you can navigate by bus.
  • Shop at grocery stores of FairPrice.
  • Instead of participating in sports club membership, visit Popular ClubFITT clubs.
  • Instead of buying books,  leased from San Bookshop, or buying used books cheaply at Bras Basah Mall.

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