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Living in Singapore

Singapore is one of the fastest growing countries in the world with the third highest GDP-PPP per capita.

Singapore is also one of the world’s wealthiest countries, where people love to do business and enjoy rapid escalating growth. It’s for this reason that the standard of living in Singapore is excellent with a huge range of services available for residents.

Expat Cost of Living In Singapore, Working & Apartment Expenses

The traditions, climate and culture of Singapore is loved by people all over the world and is one of the reasons so many expats come to live here on a permanent, or semi-permanent basis.

Singapore also has a huge amount of rental housing available on a short term or long term basis, despite its rather small land area. In Singapore, expats will find private housing, flats, condominiums and serviced apartments. You can choose from studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units, or penthouses.

Healthcare in Singapore is exemplary with both public and private sector services available. Both are efficient and affordable, although private cover seems to be most popular for expats who tend to use public hospitals for emergency care only.

Getting around Singapore is made easy by taxi services and the MRT lines where you can purchase an EZLink card, also used for buses, which you can top up as you need.

There are heaps of things to see and do in Singapore and, apart from the usual tourist spots of Sentosa Island, the Singapore Flyer and Universal Studios, you will also find the less crowded art galleries, national museums, IMAX cinemas and theatre productions.

For those who want to head out on the town, there is a huge variety of restaurants serving both local and international cuisine as well as heaps of bars and clubs where you can relax with a quiet drink or dance the night away. To meet people, why not take a language, photography or cooking class, or join a local sports team or group and enjoy cycling, tennis, yoga, swimming archery or the unique dragon boat competitions.

If you need to get out of the city, take a weekend trip to Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam – all of which are just a short (and cheap) flight away.

Living in Singapore is so easy, and there are real estate agents and expat travel companies who can do all the organising for you.

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Singapore Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Singapore many times and experiencing a lot in the country), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.

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