Singapore is always appearing at the top of those cost-of-living surveys. But how expensive is it really to live here? If you’re a young working adult or potential expat thinking of accepting that job offer in Singapore, you must be wondering just how much is “reasonable” for someone in your age group to spend each month.
Of course, the answer varies a lot with your lifestyle and values. Ask the guy who’s happy to live with his parents at 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.
So in compiling this rundown of the cost of living in Singapore, we decided to cover a range of options (from budget to higher-end) for a middle-class lifestyle. All costs are in Singapore dollars.