Living in the Singapore, cost of living, finding the room or apartment

It’s been almost 9 months I’ve worked in Singapore. I will be sharing some information for those whom can benefit from it.

The average cost that I spend per months goes as follow, all values are in SGD:

  1. Rent – 750 for common room(need to pay deposit 1 month when starting the contract )
  2. Transport(bus and mrt) – 70-80
  3. Communications(Singtel) – 70
  4. Food(fruits, lunch, dinner, snacks etc) – 500

Total: ~1400

The best way to find the room or apartment is to ask the agent to find it for you(you will need to pay the agent fee which equates to the half of the rent(for both room or apartment)). I find the agents from  http://www.orangetee.com most useful(can recommend to email to george.kyaw@orangetee.com please note he only handles the apartment rentals)

If you don’t want to pay agent fee, then your best chance is to go to easyroommate.com and put your add there.

Another places where to find the room/apartment is https://www.gumtree.sg/, http://www.propertyguru.com.sg , nestia.com (in no particular order). Or facebook groups.

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