Estimated Cost of Living

Estimated Cost of Living

Below is a list of estimated expenditure a single student may likely incur during his or her stay in Singapore. These amounts will vary accordingly depending on your personal needs and lifestyle pattern. You are advised to refer to the sample data as a rough guide for planning your expected living costs.

Estimated Costs (Monthly)

Accomodation

  • On-campus

    S$300 – S$800*

  • Off-campus

    S$500 – S$1,200#

Food (3 meals a day)

  • On-campus

    S$250 – S$400

  • Off-campus

    S$400 – S$800

Public Transport

  • On-campus

    S$100- S$150

  • Off-campus

    S$200- S$300

Books & Stationery (depends on course of study)

  • On-campus

    S$200- S$350

  • Off-campus

    S$250- S$350

Personal expenses (Telecommunication, toiletries, clothing etc.)

  • On-campus

    S$250 – S$350

  • Off-campus

    S$250- S$350

Total

  • On-campus

    S$1100- S$2050

  • Off-campus

    S$1550- S$3000

Please note that this sample only includes expenses for your daily essentials and does not account for non-essentials and major items such as shopping, entertainment, computers, electronic/communication devices, travel plans, etc.

* Actual cost depends on type of residence and type of room. For the hostel fees you may refer to the Office of Student Affairs Hostel rate website. Coursework graduate students are advised to budget and source for off-campus accommodation as priority will be accorded to full-time research students and the demand for on campus housing in general exceeds supply. Please refer to the eligibility conditions here

# Actual rental depends on whether there is room sharing and whether utilities are included in the rent.