Singapore is known as one of the best countries for expats! From 2016-2018 Singapore was ranked as the best country for expats to live and work in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey. Singapore remained in a top spot in the 2019 HSBC Expat Survey, ranking in second position. In this blog Send My Bag has put together the top reasons why Singapore continues to be one of the best countries to move to.
1. Financial Stability
Despite the fact that Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, the Business Times reported that 65% of expats have more disposable income upon relocating to Singapore. The median monthly income for full-time employees in Singapore is $4,437. The city is known to have the highest gross national income in the world. Despite Singapore being on the pricier side, expats are known to still live a good quality of life because they earn more than they would in their home country.
2. Raising Children
In an annual Global Childhood Report by Save the Children, Singapore was named as the best country in the world for children because it has the best healthcare, education, and protection for children. In a worldwide ranking by PISA assessing student performance in 70 countries, Singapore was in the top spot. Singapore also took the first spot in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey for children’s schooling and learning. Universities in Singapore are also amongst the best in the world, as in the QS World University Rankings they come in the top 15. Therefore, you can bring your little ones up in a world-class education system!
Safety is another key factor when choosing a place to raise your children. The great news is that Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world! In a global safety index by the Global Institute for Peace Singapore came in the top 10 out of 128 countries because of it has lower crime rates, higher personal security, and lower likelihood of terrorism, war and natural disasters.
3. Transport and Travel
A 2018 report by consulting firm McKinsey found that out of 24 big cities (including the likes of London, New York, and Beijing), Singapore has one of the best public transport systems. Singapore topped the public transport ranking, coming out in 2nd place because the city’s public transport system is the most affordable, convenient, efficient and safe. Travelling from Singapore to other countries can also be very convenient and affordable as budget airlines offer cheap flights from Singapore to top travel destinations, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Not to mention you can travel from Singapore’s Changi airport, crowned the world’s best airport for seven years in a row. Before a flight you can visit the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and a four-story garden, catch a movie in an IMAX theatre, and visit over 280 retail and food outlets – all located at the Jewel Changi addition to Changi Airport.
4. Innovative City
The Business Insider reported that Singapore is the third most innovative city in the world because of its large start-up scene and high-tech industry. Singapore was ranked in the top 20 most start-up friendly cities in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine. The city has also been listed as one of best cities for female entrepreneurs in The Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Cities Index. If one of your top goals is to create a business and be your own boss, it seems Singapore is one of the best places to be!
Singapore is a top destination for expats from across the globe and, therefore, the city is bursting with cultural diversity. The BBC reported that expats believe people from all walks of life and backgrounds welcome each other and come together in Singapore, making it easy to settle in.
6. Sustainable City
Singapore has been labelled as a ‘green city’ because of the high number of sustainable building developments. There are almost 1,000 buildings in Singapore that are covered in greenery, and these eco-friendly developments certainly add to the ‘wow’ factor of the city! From buildings with high-rise gardens to waterfalls, they reflect the vision of the country’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew – ‘a city in a garden’. Singapore has future plans to become the world’s greenest city through further sustainable building developments. Archinect reported that the goal is to have 80% of Singapore’s buildings green by 2030. You could live in a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable environment in Singapore.
If you need to move your possessions to Singapore, our door to door delivery service allows you to send luggage ahead to your new home . It is also the most affordable option for expats who are relocating.
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