Quality of Life in Singapore, Singapore

Purchasing Power Index 80.62   Moderate
Safety Index 71.86   High
Health Care Index 71.17   High
Climate Index 57.45   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 81.76   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 17.35   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 41.23   Moderate
Pollution Index 33.31   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 147.45   High

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4 Comments so far
Argus on Jan 05, 2019:
Cost of Living and Quality of Life Indices are incorrect. Im thinking a lot of PAP supporters are contributing to the indices. Car and Property prices are extremely high and made more so by endless interfering in market by the incumbent government. Retailers price gouge. There is no correlation between branded goods pricing in SG and elsewhere in the world. Even hawker food which is of relatively poor quality and nutritional value still they are able to clear a 25% margin.Shows what they put into the meals.
Eating out and alcohol are likewise ridiculously overpriced given relatively low wages paid to workers. I question the housing affordability index? Singaporeans are poorly paid even at middle management levels and frankly life here is a struggle. I understand from my Finance Kakis (ie friends working in the finance industry) that 15 - 20% of home loans are in distress - but of course none of this gets reported as the media is tightly controlled by PAP so there is really NO FREEDOM of SPEECH.
mike fernadez on Sep 21, 2018:
u need to revise the cost of living index. its unusually high in this place.

the correct index should be - high -very high
mike fernadez on Sep 21, 2018:
the place is the most expensive all off the places i have been to and u dont get anything that unique that is not found in other places. basically u are paying about 30%-50% more for the same things found elsewhere.

electricity- one the most expensive in the world
mobile - most expensive in the world
food - most expensive , quality and portion is smaller than most other countries
housing - Expensive and eats up 50% of yr income
Safety- safe but violent crime has been increasing over the last few years. Subjective phenomenon. The only difference between singapore and other countries u dont have any pickpockets or snatch thieves.
climate- Outdoor work is impossible here without falling sick.

other than that the place is still stuck in slow adoption of technology and alternative energy when other asean countries surge forward.

freedom of speech here is curbed. Free market is non existent and monopilies control the prices

overall the freedom of choices regarding life here is very limited ..

u wil encounter rude behaviour of locals, and their english speaking stanard is not good for a first world country.
a person on Aug 20, 2018:
I guess it really depends if you are a citizen or not, as a singaporean citizen, salaries are pretty good, there is highly subsidized health care, food is cheap, very safe and dispite the seemingly high prices owning a house is not an issue as singapore's HDB system is great at ensuring that every citizen has a home.

Freedom of speech might seem restricted on paper but people i have met and my friends talk freely about the problems in the government. There have been so many instances when i was in a taxi/Ride sharing car where the driver and i/my friend criticize the government.

Porn is one of those things that are banned but not really. i am able to excess pornhub and stuff without a vpn, maybe it just depends on your internet provider. i use singtel and never used a vpn to excess pornhub so maybe other providers censor it?