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

Expense Type Cost
Accommodation Renting a room in a public housing apartment
SGD $600 – S$1,000

Renting a public housing apartment
SGD $2,200 – $3,000

Renting a room in a private apartment
SGD $1,000 – $1,500

Renting a 3-bedroom private apartment
SGD $4,000 onwards
Meals SGD $450 – $850
Transport (within Singapore) SGD $150 – $200 (buses & trains)
Healthcare SGD $18 – $55 per consultation with a General Practitioner
Personal Expenses SGD $150 – S$450
Mobile phone & broadband SGD $50 – S$150
Sources: NUS, Contact Singapore
*Actual amounts will depend heavily on the individual’s lifestyle
The NUS MBA was a perfect match and once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. I could foster global network and cultivate cutting edge knowledge about Asian business protocols as well as global business.
Japan, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time