Being into Recruitment & Staffing business in Singapore, i have rigorously tried to find out what is the “Cost of Living in Singapore” 2014 for Students or Expats who are planning to come for Jobs in Singapore or professionals who are on short term assignments for Business or job purpose. As per my discussion with our candidates also who are working in Singapore, i found following information.
Accommodation: Rooms on Rent facility are very famous in Singapore where Owner of the House having 2 or 3 BHK Apartment/Condominium used to give 1 or 2 Rooms on Rent to Students/Expats working professionals. I just came across one such advertisements on one Lady who wants Rent out her one Room:
Example 1: Room Size: 180 Sqft/17 sqm
Rooms can be Fully Furnish/Semi Furnish/Unfurnished
With AC or without AC
With Internet/WiFi or without Internet/
WiFi With Cook or Without Cook
So, from above mentioned example we can assume Cost of Accommodation for Single/Bachelor/Students approximately SGD 150 to 500 depends on your Life Style, Priority and Preferences.
Example 2: Affordable Hostel Type Rooms & Cabin Beds
~Clean & Cosy ~Avail immediate
~Utilities and aircon all included
~No extra charges In the City area,
near to Bugis Juction & MRT station (100m away) Minutes to Marina Bay Sands and CBD / Orchard Road
>Standard Room (for 2 pax) ~ $98weekdays $108 wkends
>Deluxe Room (for 2 pax) ~ $118 weekdays / $138 wkends
>Premium Rm (for 3 pax) ~ $138 weekdays / $158 wkends
>Family Room (for 4 pax) ~ $178 weekdays / $198 wkends
>Tatami Room (5 to 6 pax) ~ $148 weekdays / $168 wkends
>>Cabin Types – From $25 to $35 (Ladies & Gents are separated)
Rooms and Cabin bed prices subject to room availability
*NO G.S.T! *NO Agent fees!
Food: You will find healthy and hygienic food across Singapore even at normal Street Food Joints, Budget Food Joints also.
Breakfast – Appx. SGD 3 to 5
Lunch: Appx. SGD 4 to 6
Dinner: Appx. SGD 4 to 6
Transportation: You will world class facility of Metro i.e. MTR across Singapore. You just have to get Smart Card for the same which will cost approximately SGD 50 to 150 depending on your distance.