Cost of living 2018 in Singapore

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Singapore.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Singapore will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Singapore?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Singapore?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Singapore?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Singapore?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

2600 a month for 3 bed rooms flat near cbd. Not condo.
150 at minimum per month for public transportation
180 at minimum for utility bills for 3 persons family
100 per week for Basic grocery shopping
300 per month for basic lunch out for each peson
200 per month per person for movies n walk around the city
1200 per month for kinder garden

Here is a very good article about the cost of a "good life" in Singapore:
    https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-good-pa … lson-Yeo-4
Conclusion: S$6000/month - for a single person.

Singapore was ranked the world's most expensive city for the fifth time in a row by The Economist:
https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphic … ly-chart-9
Living there costs more than double of the most costly places in India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), Malaysia (KL) and Philippines (Manila).
Do not expect to find a way to make in on the cheap, or with a low salary!!!

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