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
In many ways the NUS MBA was a journey of self-discovery and one after which I have come out stronger and ready to restart my career in earnest.
Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time