ECA International

Labour market

Singapore rose six places in 2022 global rankings of locations with highest expat salary packages

As was the case last year, Malaysia has the lowest salary and benefits package in the region.

Global Economy

Singapore continues rise to become 12th most expensive location in the world for expats

SINGAPORE (June 13): Singapore is now the 12th most expensive location in the world for expatriates, according to the latest cost of living survey published by ECA International.


Business trips to Singapore now cost less than before, but barely so

SINGAPORE (April 17): A typical business trip to Singapore now costs an average of US$468 ($633) per day, down slightly from the daily average of US$479 in 2018.

Global Economy

Singapore back among top 20 most expensive locations in the world: ECA International

SINGAPORE (Dec 17): Singapore is once again the world’s top 20 most expensive locations for expatriate workers, with the city state taking its spot at 18th globally and 9th within Asia, according to the latest Cost of Living survey published by ECA Inte

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.

Expats in Singapore now earn less than before, but remain among world's 20 most highly paid

SINGAPORE (May 28): Expatriates in Singapore are now receiving significantly less wages than before, even as the city state remains one of the 20 most expensive countries to employ expat staff in, finds an annual study published by ECA International.

Here's how much a business trip to Singapore will cost you per day

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): It has become increasingly expensive for companies to send their staff on business trips on Singapore, finds a recent survey conducted by research firm ECA International.

Singapore keeps top spot as most liveable city for Asian expats

SINGAPORE (Mar 13): Singapore has maintained its top spot as the most liveable city in the world for Asian expatriates, according to the latest Location Ratings survey published by global mobility expert, ECA International.


Hong Kong way ahead of Singapore, topping Asia expat rental list

HONG KONG (Jan 17): Hong Kong retained its title as Asia’s most expensive rental city for expatriates, while Singapore fell further down the ranking due to a slower economy and fewer relocations, according to consultancy firm ECA International.

Singapore economy

Singapore no longer among world's top 20 most expensive cities: ECA International

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Singapore has dropped out from the list of the world’s top 20 most expensive cities for expatriates to live and work in, according to the latest cost of living research published by mobility solutions provider ECA International.