Expenses

EXPENSES

Living Cost

The estimated monthly living expenses* for an international student in Singapore are outlined below:

Expense Type Cost
Accommodation On-campus housing (subject to availability)
S$800 – S$1,800

Renting a room in a public housing apartment
S$500 – S$1,000

Renting a room in a private apartment
S$600 – S$1,500

Renting a 3-bedroom private apartment
S$4,000 onwards

Meals S$300 – S$800
Transport (within Singapore) S$10 – S$200 (buses and trains)
Healthcare S$25 – S$55 per consultation with a General Practitioner
Personal Expenses S$150 – S$350
Mobile phone & broadband subscription S$50 – S$280

*Actual amounts will vary, depending on the individual’s lifestyle, but you should budget a minimum of S$18,000 per year for living expenses in Singapore.

Sources:
EDB Singapore
NUS Hostel & Meal Plan Rates

 

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