January 9, 2018

Moving to Singapore? Latest Cost of Living Information for Expats

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Moving to Singapore? Latest Cost of Living Information for Expats

Posted by: Yaele Meilland, Director, Destination & Real Estate Services, Singapore

Keeping up to date with cost of living trends for expats moving to Singapore is an ongoing challenge. If you relocate expats to Singapore, our latest Market Watch gives details on current schooling, housing and immigration issues.

Expat Housing Update

While rental volumes have increased, so too has supply which has led to more competition amongst landlords. Further units are due for completion in early 2018 meaning that choice is more readily available, especially in “en-bloc” sites. 

Expat Schooling

There are now new International Schools in Singapore that cater for the demand from expatriates looking for cheaper schooling options. The fees at Middleton International School are highly competitive and One World International School (OWIS) is opening a further campus in January 2018.

Immigration Changes

Effective from 1 January 2018 there are changes to the dependent privileges for work pass holders, and a new electronic system for permanent residency applications, accompanied by a new fee structure, became effective from 18 December.

For further details, please read our latest Singapore Market Watch, or visit our Resource Hub for information on additional locations.

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