• Singapore

    Expats living and working in Singapore

    With its tropical climate, clean and modern public transport and highly regarded healthcare system, Singapore continues to be a popular expat destination. Of its 5.3 million population, around two million are foreign nationals, a number that's expected to increase in future as the country seeks to grow its workforce.

    Singapore is renowned for being a clean and safe city, and it consistently ranks as one of the best places in the word to do business. Foreign workers are in demand and skilled professions command a high level of pay.

    With all of Singapore's much-publicised positive aspects for locals and foreign nationals alike, it's no surprise that this futuristic city-state ranks highest in Asia for quality of life, and continues to climb the world rankings in Mercer's annual Quality of Living survey.

    The healthcare system

    Singapore's healthcare system is widely held up as an example of excellence, generally being regarded as one of the best in the world. Private hospitals and medical facilities are of the highest quality, and relatively high in number - around a third of Singapore's hospitals are independent with the rest being state-run.

    For expats in Singapore there is little difference between the costs of using the public or private healthcare systems. Expats will need medical insurance in either case, since paying as you go can be very expensive. Most expatriates in Singapore choose to go private, and while international health cover isn't a requirement for entry to Singapore, it is recommended that prospective expats purchase cover before moving to Singapore.

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'Schooling best in Far East'

Children of expats in Singapore are getting the world's best education.

Singapore best for expat pay

Asia-based expats get paid better in Singapore than elsewhere...

Expat community and social life in Singapore

Whether you enjoy sports, arts, theatres, museums, amusement parks, wildlife or beaches, Singapore has got it all.

The culture and customs of Singapore

Singapore has a strong national heritage that is steeped in history and tradition.

Preparing for Singapore

As one of the commercial capitals of the world Singapore has always been a popular destination for expats.

Managing money in Singapore

The banking system in Singapore is well served by many local and international banks.

Choosing accommodation in Singapore

Singapore is a modern, vibrant place to live with some stunning architecture and cityscapes.

Choosing a school in Singapore

Before you move to Singapore you will need to make some decisions about schooling.

Singapore ditch permanent residents scheme

The government of Singapore folded its Financial Investor Scheme (FIS) at the end of April