As you may have already heard, Singapore is expensive. It isn’t just one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in, it’s the MOST expensive, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report for the fifth year in a row.
However, as a visitor, it isn’t as expensive as you’d think. Accommodations are indeed pricier than other Southeast Asian destinations but food is remarkably cheap. You can enjoy a delicious meal for as little as SGD 4-5 from one of many hawker centers throughout the city. The public transportation system is so efficient that you can easily get around by train or bus and there are many interesting attractions you can enjoy in the city for free.
In other words, don’t let its high standard of living keep you from visiting because Singapore has much to offer with its diverse cuisine, world-class attractions, copious shopping, and vibrant nightlife. No matter your budget, spend a day in Singapore and you’ll soon see why it’s one of the top tourist destinations in Asia.