cost of living

Budget 2024

Singaporeans say budget fails to ease living costs: survey

The budget was more conservative than expected, says BofA economist Kai Wei Ang.

Future of the economy

Singaporeans more likely than global peers to overspend, only 43% feel good about daily finances: Fidelity International

As living costs have risen, Asians are more likely to be saving, but Singaporean’s aren't due to rising household expenses.
Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong tie for world's most expensive city


Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong tie for world's most expensive city

(Mar 19): Move over Singapore — the world's most expensive city has two new rivals.


Blueprint needed on digitalising the key pillars of the economy

(Jan 14): The peaceful revolution by the people through the ballot box, which threw out a 61-year-old governing party on May 9, 2018, means different things to different people.

Global Economy

Is the high cost of living in global cities worth it?

SINGAPORE (Sept 27): Global cities seem to continue to attract young professionals, despite the high costs of housing, according to Schroders.

Singapore economy

Singapore rises in global ranking to 4th most expensive city for expats: Mercer

SINGAPORE (June 26): Singapore has moved up one place from last year to No.4 on the list of most expensive city for expatriate assignments, according to the latest findings from consulting firm Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living survey.

Singapore economy

Singapore returns to world's top 20 most expensive list on a stronger Singdollar: ECA International

SINGAPORE (June 12): After its fall to 24th place last year,  Singapore has now returned to the global top 20 most expensive cities in the world rankings, based on the findings of ECA International’s latest Cost of Living survey.

Singapore economy

Singapore is one of the world’s most expensive cities

(Mar 16): Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fifth straight year in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, with Paris and Zurich tied for second place.

State of the City

Do Singaporeans have an accurate sense of their wealth and well-being?

(July 31): When V Arumugam married in 1971, he was earning $200 a month working the front desk at a hotel. A few years later, his monthly pay increased to $500.