How can one sustain a living in Singapore with just $1200 per month, economic depression 2023?

Leo N
3 min readJun 25
This sharing is for those of you who are currently in or planning to move to Singapore and are pursuing a minimalist lifestyle like myself. I would be delighted if you, whether you are experienced or not, could share your thoughts and experiences ๐Ÿ™.

This article is only intended for personal sharing and may not apply to everyone.

๐Ÿ”ฅHow can one live in Singapore with only $1200 per month?

Living in Singapore with a budget of $1200 per month can be challenging since Singapore is an expensive city. However, if you plan your expenses wisely and adopt cost-saving measures, you can live frugally and reasonably. Here are some general suggestions to help you live in Singapore on a limited budget:

  • ๐Ÿ  Accommodation: Look for affordable housing options such as shared rooms, renting a room in someoneโ€™s house, or exploring areas outside the city center. Keep in mind that rental prices in Singapore can be high, so finding affordable housing is crucial.
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  • ๐Ÿฅ˜ Food: Purchase groceries from local markets and supermarkets instead of convenience stores, as prices are often higher at convenience stores. Opt for cost-effective food items such as vegetables, fruits, grains, and frozen foods to save on costs.
  • ๐ŸšŠ Transportation: Utilize the public transportation system such as buses and trains instead of using private cars or taxis. Singapore has a well-developed and affordable public transportation system, so use it to save money and commute efficiently ๐ŸšŒ.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก Utilities: Save electricity and water by using them sparingly and turning off unnecessary devices when not in use. If possible, share the cost of electricity and internet with others to reduce expenses.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Entertainment: Seek out free or discounted activities for entertainment, such as participating in community events, visiting parks, libraries, and free beaches.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Shopping: Limit purchases of luxury items and search for discount stores, affordable fashion outlets, or stores offering discounted products. Focus on buying necessary items. Take advantage of free or discounted activities like joining community events, enjoying free beach visits, exploring public parks, and libraries.
Leo N

๐ŸŽ“ โ€œA person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.โ€ โ€” Albert Einstein