Once you start working and paying your bills, you’ll start to realise that Singapore isn’t a cheap country to live in—there’s a reason why Singapore is always appearing at the top of those cost-of-living surveys.
But how expensive is it really to live here? Of course, the answer varies a lot with your lifestyle and values. Ask the woman who’s happy to live with his parents till 40 and who rarely leaves the house for anything other than work, and you’ll get a different answer than if you ask that social climber who feels you need the flashy car and condo to show you’ve “made it” in life. Interested to find out the true cost of living in Singapore? Scroll through our gallery to find out about the range of options (from budget to higher-end) for a middle-class lifestyle.
Text: Joanne Peh / MoneySmart / January 2020
Additional Text: Melissa Lee