Singapore

Quality of life in Singapore

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

2
253/265
Details
Large apartment$2800.00
Medium apartment$2300.00
Rent index [score]0.17
Small apartment$1900.00

Cost of Living

3
234/248
Details
5km taxi ride$5.90
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$4.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.70
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.35
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$110.00
Monthly public transport$73.00
Movie ticket$8.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$64.30

Startups

9
13/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups48
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.89
Coworking spaces [score]0.71
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co61
Meetups [score]0.84
Meetups groups200
Meetups members184917
Number of investors788
Number of startup events in the last 12 months5228
Number of upcoming meetup events137
Startup climate scene [score]0.85
Startup events798
Startup events [score]0.99
Startups [score]0.93
Total number of startups1073

Venture Capital

9
12/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesJFDI.Asia
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.87

Travel Connectivity

3
132/266
Details
Airport hub134
Airport hub [score]0.60

Commute

5
92/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Singapore/Singapore
Traffic handling [score]0.61

Business Freedom

10
6/264
Details
Business freedom95.00
Business freedom [score]1.00
Freedom from corruption84.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.93
Lack of labor restrictions90.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.99
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

10
4/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.99
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]1.00

Healthcare

8
125/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)83.11
Life expectancy [score]0.98

Education

8
6/240
Details
Best university in rankingNational University of Singapore
Best university ranking24
Country mean scores in PISA math test568.65
Country mean scores in PISA reading test542.22
Country mean scores in PISA science test551.49
PISA math ranking (high school)1
PISA ranking1
PISA ranking (high school) [score]1.00
PISA reading (high school)1
PISA science (high school)1
Percent of happy students0.87
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.40
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.21
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.23
University quality [score]0.65

Environmental Quality

8
65/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.85
Drinking water quality [score]0.80
Urban greenery [score]0.82

Economy

7
6/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.36
Currency for urban areaSGD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.50
GDP per capita$82762.15
GDP per capita [score]1.00

Taxation

10
4/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.99
Income tax level [score]1.00
Profit tax (% of profit)0.19
Time overhead to file company taxes67
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

8
12/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)60.83
Internet access (download) [score]0.69
Internet access (upload) [score]1.00
Upload speed (Mbps)57.14

Leisure & Culture

7
51/264
Details
Art galleries206
Art galleries [score]0.93
Cinemas152
Cinemas [score]0.95
Comedy clubs124
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues247
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites115
Historical sites [score]0.73
Museums109
Museums [score]0.76
Performing art venues137
Performing arts [score]0.87
Sport venues157
Sports [score]0.83
Zoos76
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

6
174/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index31.82
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.30
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Male illegal, female legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

6
39/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters565.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)15.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Singapore are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Singapore will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,800$2,800
$2300
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$110
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$73
Lunch$10
-13%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Singapore are above average. For this job type, Singapore ranks 106th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Singapore.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$49,077
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

3%
For annual salary of $40000
6%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

7%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

1/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

7/263
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

0.50
Guns per 100 people
0.16
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Singapore in position 8 of 266 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Singapore

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

147

Climate type

Tropical Rainforest

Average daily maximum temperature

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